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CHAD
AuthorSYNDICA-DRUMMOND, Pierre - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatFull-length.
SynopsisA family comedy based around an old man in relationship with his family and two business partner’s. CHAD lives with his daughter, SHEILA, three grand daughters, SANDRA the eldest, DEBBIE and HALEY, the former sixteen and the latter several years younger. Now that he is getting old, manners and social customs no longer hold any barrier for CHAD. He says exactly what he thinks, and if he were able do what he says and feels there would be no question of his doing so but unfortunately for him he is arm chair bound but his verbosity, though lucid, is often too well articulated at times. He has been faithful and happily married for forty years and even after his wife’s death remained so. But for all his years of faithfulness and advancing age desire still lays hidden beneath his fertile mind? CHAD dislikes and resents his son in law, JULES, for being French, selfish, tight fisted, and also for having pre marital sex his daughter, SHEILA, who is the only breadwinner of the family. The business is a pottery which needs to expand – amalgamate or go under. SHEILA and JULES are forced to go to Europe in the hope of sorting matters out leaving CHAD, un-expectantly, having to live with YVONNE and her twin brother, NIGEL, who is also a business partner. YVONNE, is an extremely forceful, dominant character who dislikes CHAD, and throughout all NIGEL’S life has constantly bullied him much to everyone’s annoyance. CHAD is also a friend to CARY, a cockney, who is gay, and also a close friend of SANDRA’S. CARY has a fondness for wearing women’s panties. He likes, but pities NIGEL because of YVONNE’S domination over him and when the ‘chips’ are finally down for NIGEL, both SANDRA and CARY are quick to come to his defence. SANDRA is sought after by both NIGEL and YVONNE.
InformationComedy
Cast4M, 4W (minimum 8)
Chad, Nigel, Sandra, Yvonne, Cary, Sheila, Debbie, Haley
ProductionOne set – a living room.
StatusAvailable for performance
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Pierre Syndica-Drummond
My name is Pierre, and was born in France, my father an Italian, born in Scotland, mother Greek. I was educated in England. I am an ex stage designer, New York fashion and food photographer, film maker, world traveller and now at seventy seven a writer for radio, stage and screen.

Having lived and worked in seven different countries I have known many people from many walks of life. And it is people I like to write about.

I also have my likes, dislikes, prejudices and most of all, I reject political correctness for it denies freedom of speech and no doubt, in the future, government’s will even find a way of controlling thought. After all the media have certainly made a good start.

Today we live in a world where extended families have been and are still being destroyed, one parent families are slowly becoming the norm, the very basic necessities of life such as heat, light and water are taxed for profit. Furthermore sex, sexual innuendo and lavatory humour are now permitted and presented as entertainment in literature, magazines and newspapers, radio, stage and screen.

And third, to my necessary need for food and money to survive, sex is mainly the subject in which I base all my scripts. I believe it is said that people born under the sign of Scorpio are highly oversexed and it is always advised that a writer should write what he knows, learned, has experienced and seen.

Therefore all my plays are based on people I’ve worked with, studied with, partied with, lived with and believe me I’ve met some real odd balls.

Therefore to entertain, there is always the need to dramatise which I sincerely hope you may find interesting and most of all theatrically worthy.
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