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dc.contributor.supervisor Kerr, William (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.contributor.author Ramberran, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-12T22:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-12T22:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31042
dc.description.abstract Piñata: A Dark Comedy is a dark comedy written to explore what an audience is willing to laugh at and what remains when the laughter has finished. Set in a tavern, Piñata showcases the comedic on goings of a few young adults. Stephen enacts an extensive scheme to show Marcy that her boyfriend is no good for her. Stephen’s friend Wick attempts to cope with haunting trauma as his sister, Lily, does what she can to get Stephen’s attention. The characters navigate each others desires and needs through witty banter and outrageous stories. These comedic antics build in intensity until the play reaches a shocking climax. This moment thrusts the audience into a state of discomfort. The play is prefaced with a critical chapter that explores the way in which the play deals with its audience and how the play utilizes audience laughter. en_US
dc.subject Dark comedy en_US
dc.subject Theatre en_US
dc.subject Play en_US
dc.subject Comedy en_US
dc.subject Semiotics en_US
dc.subject Laughter en_US
dc.subject Farce en_US
dc.subject Stage en_US
dc.subject Oppression en_US
dc.title Piñata: a dark comedy en_US
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Johnson, Chris (English, Film, and Theatre) McArthur, Neil (Philosophy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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