by Leslie Bramm
Cast of Characters
HUGH BRUMFAYLEUR: Early 40s. The Father.
MADGE BRUMFAYLEUR: Early 40s. The Mother.
BILLY BRUMFAYLEUR: 18-years-old. The Son.
SALLY BRUMFAYLEUR: 15-years-old. The
Mid 40s. The Uncle.
gathered together to celebrate the 18th birthday of Billy Brumfayleur. We
are pulled into the underbelly of the American dream. Hugh and Madge drink,
molest, torture, degrade, sing, abuse their heroin addicted daughter,
torture the man who lives in the closet, and all the while try to figure out
if the birthday boy is really their son. Their off spring, the fruit of
their loins, and his one large testicle. From this point on the play becomes
a little raw.
suggestion of a living room. Lamps, two matching chairs that roll. Hugh and
Madge seldom leave these chairs. The stage is littered with tissues,
over-flowing ashtrays, candy wrappers, vodka bottles, used syringes, Pop
tart wrappers and walnut shells. Five televisions are on stage and should be
used as end tables, foot stools, etc. Stage Right is Wade's closet. It is
suggested by a stationary door frame. Wade is seen by audience. In the
closet is an overflowing bucket. The door has a series of locks, latches and
chains running down one side. Stage Left is Sally's area. She uses one of
the TVs’ as a table. On it is a heroin set up and a pair of pink pompoms.
The décor should be a gross blend of tacky 1950s’ and modern kitsch.
Place: The suggestion of a living room, with the suggestion of a family.
About this Playwright
is an award-winning playwright and the author of 14
plays which have been produced, workshopped and/or developed by Three Crows
Theatre, The Present Company, The Penobscot Theatre, The Actor’s Theatre of
Louisville, The Gold Coast Theatre (Australia), The Colorado Fine Arts
Center, Emerging Artists Theatre, Nicu’s Spoon, The Edward Albee Last
Frontier Conference, Rattle Stick, Reverie Productions, Playwrights
Horizons/Tisch, and Shelter Theatre Group, to name a few. He co-wrote the
screen play This is Not Here with actor Kevin Corrigan, based on
the memoir The Last Days of John Lennon. Bramm
is a member of the Present Company’s Pool, Variations Theatre Group, The
League of Independent Theatres and the Dramatist Guild.
Author Page on
Of Bramm, says Martin
Denton of nytheatre.com...“complicated,
creates some very interesting abstractions with his stereotypical
characters...bizarre and funny with chucks of truth and sarcasm flying
-Richard Hinojosa, nytheatre.com
Have you also considered Bramm's one-act
Islands of Repair,
or his full-length plays
McNaughtin & Son?
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