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Downside, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Downside, The

Richard Dresser

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573670473

"Funny and ruthlessly cynical." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Sheer delight." - Westport News

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Full Length Play

Comedy

American business is the target of this hilarious and cutting satire originally produced at Long Wharf Theatre. A pharmaceutical firm has acquired rights to market a European anti stress drug and marketing has got to come up with a snazzy ad campaign. Nowhere is this drug more needed than right here at Mark & Maxwell to counter corporate ineptitude. The strategy meetings get more pointless and frenetic as the deadline approaches. These meetings are chaired by Dave who is never actually there; he is a voice directing the campaign from his mobile phone while jetting between meetings, unstoppable even when his plane is hijacked.
"Funny and ruthlessly cynical." - Philadelphia Inquirer "Sheer delight." - Westport News
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6m, 2f

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Richard Dresser

Richard Dresser

Richard Dresser's plays include Below the Belt and Gun-Shy, both of which moved from Actors Theatre of Louisville Off-Broadway and on to regional productions. Other Actors Theatre of Louisville plays include What Are You Afraid Of?, set in the front seat of a car, Alone at the Beach and Wonderful World. Rounding Third appeared Off-Broadway and has had many regional productions. His trilogy of ... view full profile

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