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THE THIRTY FOUR EIGHTY MAN

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Things are busy in the office. The air conditioning is playing up, and management has been investigating a new letter folding machine that will enhance council productivity. Rowie, Lee's sex crazed boss, spends her time avoiding her faithful ex-boyfriend Larry and getting Lee to answer her phone.
The Thirty Four Eighty Man demonstrates and repairs machines, and Rowie falls for him from the start. What starts as a joke turns into something more serious as Lee realises that she has started thinking about Rowie more than she can handle. If this is her life, she needs to do something.

  • radio
  • 30
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


  • MONOLOGUES
  • PRODUCTION HISTORY

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Lee

Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 19

EXTRACT: Rowie's funny. She does things 'just like that'. When she wants to. Things are easy, she says. Especially now that she's in love with the letter folding machine man. "Here you go, from my yard." My own special rose from the loud mouthed woman with hair pulled back so tight. I didn't even know that she had a garden. It smelt. She gave one to everyone in the division. But mine smelt. Stronger than the rest. And it was a perfect little petal rose. The sort I hate.


Lee

Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 6

EXTRACT: Before here? Finished uni about 2 years ... 2 ... wow. 2 years ago. That's weird. And I decided to do the travel to the East thing. Discovery of Self. You know. Nepal. While I was away I couldn't face the idea of going back there selling newspapers and fine line pens. Post It notes. All the little things that add up to shit. I worked in a stationery shop for about four years while I was studying. It was ok while I had something else, you know, but after that. Nightmares. That was it. My life.


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