Palmieri, Marc (American playwright, actor, screen writer, 19__-____),
“Prologue,” a __-minute tragicomedy in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1976, 2000 by Marc Palmieri;
• in Marc Palmieri’s Poor Fellas, a collection of six one-acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 2000), ISBN 0-8222-1795-3;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2980, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank (m), __, a high-school sophomore; ____ (m), __, ____; ____ (m), __, ____.
Frank, a high-school sophomore, has just witnessed his first episode of humiliation at the local multiplex.
• The anthology Poor Fellas “consists of six short tragicomedies. The PROLOGUE introduces Frank, a high-school sophomore who's just witnessed his first episode of humiliation at the local multiplex. In ROCKS, an aging minor-league baseball player has his superstitions and his hopes ridiculed by the team's hot young prospect. TOUGH GUYS presents two men facing their failure to achieve the lives about which they've always dreamed. THE DEPARTURE OF BRIAN O'CALLAHAN finds a lost soul on the brink of suicide and in pursuit of understanding from the one person who may be able to save him. In MAKIN' SENSE OF NOTHIN', two construction workers accidentally discover a horrible truth at a coworker's funeral. In the title play, POOR FELLAS, two recently jilted buddies learn a stunning fact of life when they come face to face with utter abandonment. Using minimal sets and a cast that can double and triple throughout, the comic pieces come to hilarious and unexpected crises and finish on somber, thoughtful notes.”—Dramatists Play Service, Inc., http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2980, accessed October 6, 2006.
• Not to be confused with David Mamet’s 1m one-act “Prologue: American Twilight,” available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
• Research could include Palmieri's other shows cited on Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online, http://www.heniford.net/4321/index.php?q=Marc+Palmieri&n=Site.Search&action=search. § Themes high school, humiliation, multiplex, sophomore.