Bromberg, Conrad (American playwright, producer, screenwriter, 19__-____), “Transfers,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 1970,
© 1970 by Conrad Bromberg;
• in Conrad Bromberg’s Transfers: Three One-Acts Plays, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1970), ISBN 0-8222-1166-1, LCCN 73016297, 64 pp., DPS 4610, containing “Transfers,” “The Rooming House,” a drama, 2m1f, or “Doctor Galley,” a drama, 1m;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, March 20, 1997; the citation says, says,
_____ (m), __, radio newscaster; _____ (m), __, robber; _____ (m), __, robber’s cohort.
“[A] glib radio newscaster [is] interviewing an eye witness to a Harlem riot, only to find himself being held up at knifepoint— with the whole episode being tape recorded for all to hear. However, the robber is also an amateur songwriter, so the stickup is temporarily delayed while he and his cohort record one of his creations for posterity.”
“Radio newscaster, interviewing eyewitness to a Harlem riot, finds himself held up at knifepoint by robber who is (fortunately) an amateur song writer.”—Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973), p. 33.
• TRANSFERS. THREE SHORT PLAYS by Conrad Bromberg. A successful off-Broadway production, these three remarkably original and powerful plays may be produced either separately or as a cohesive three-part program.
• “A dazzling display of emotional theatricality .”—William Glover, AP.
• “Mr. Bromberg is a highly skilled dramaturgical craftsman ‘! _Julius Novick, The Village Voice.
• “Thrilling and stimulating theatre.”—William A. Raidy, Newhouse Newspapers. . . .
• In the second play, “The Rooming House,” a lonely young woman, deserted by her husband, meets a seemingly sympathetic and attractive young man who, at first, appears to embody the warmth and love she so desperately needs. But the man is a compulsive and twisted liar, who systematically, and chillingly, sets about stripping her of all self-respect—and hope.
• The third play, “Doctor Galley,”, is an acting tour de force in which a psychiatrist, substituting as a college lecturer, launches into a shattering revelation of his own torturing guilt as he acts out his complicity in the destruction of his wife and his professional honor.
• “Transfers” calls for 3 men; “The Rooming House” for 2 men, 1 woman; “Doctor Galley” for 1 man. The first two plays each require a simple interior; the third play may be presented on a bare stage. (#4610)
eyewitness, Harlem, interview, newscast, radio, riot, robbery, show biz, songwriting.