Pick Ups

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A 1993 play by Alex Broun.


"Broun's most produced full-length play. Critics all over the globe have raved about this hysterical insight into the lighter (and darker) sides of modern dating, as four talented actors bring to life a myriad of "pick-uppers" and "pick-uppees" in every possible combination. There's twosomes, threesomes and even foursomes. Pick-ups in high-class bars and seedy nightclubs, restaurants and theatres - even in bathrooms. There's lines everybody knows and some you wish you never knew. Lines that are being trotted out in nightspots all over your city tonight. A virtual encyclopedia about the art of scoring big... and striking out ! - a night on the town will never be the same again. "Love is the drug and I need to score!"" [1]

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Performance history in South Africa

1998: Staged in The Arena at the Nico Malan Theatre in March 1998, directed by Christopher Weare, with Mark Dymond, Jason Ralph, Keren Tahor and Anthea Thompson.


Die Burger, 31 March 1998.

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