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Marshall Button

MARSHALL BUTTON  

Nationality:    Canadian
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Literary Agent:    ACTRA Maritimes  


Founder and artistic director of The Comedy asylum, this playwright-actor-director, is understandably proud that since its 1981 launching, his professional touring theatre company based in Fredericton, New Brunswick has run in the black with no government funding.

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below is a list of Marshall Button's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Camp Harmony         Lucien         Lucien's Labour Lost         Maritime Mixed Grill         Misanthrope, The         Passin' Thru         Viewed And Wooed



Camp Harmony

Synopsis:
With country-western music by Bob Jensen, this is the story of Laura Taker, a famous country singer with a history of psychological problems. a couple of days of salmon fishing on the Restigouche River are prescribed where Camp Harmony is run by two men who only pretend to be fishing guides

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1st Produced:
Comedy asylum, on tour    1985

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Genre:
60 min Musical

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lucien

Synopsis:
Performed by the author, this show features a millworker in Northern New Brunswick who, in a broken English dialect, speaks as a specific isolated character echoing universal themes.

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1st Produced:
Theatre New Brunswick and The Comedy asylum    1986

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Genre:
Solo Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lucien's Labour Lost

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Solo Play/Drama

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Maritime Mixed Grill

Synopsis:
Billed as "a smiling salute to downhorne New Brunswick," the story revolves around a group of displaced Maritimers in Calgary, alberta.

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Music by Joan Welihauser

1st Produced:
Comedy asylum, Theatre New Brunswick high school tour.    1984

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Genre:
musical revue with a heavy dose of political satire

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Misanthrope, The

Synopsis:
half in rhyming couplets and half in prose

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Original Playwright - Moliere; translated by Marshall Button And Yves Mercier

1st Produced:
The Comedy asylum, as dinner theatre    1983

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 8

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Passin' Thru

Synopsis:
a satirical view of atlantic Canada's tourist trade.

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Music by Joan Wellhauser. Featured on CBC's The Journal. Subject of three separate CP Articles.

1st Produced:
Comedy asylum    1984

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Genre:
60 min Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 2

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Viewed And Wooed

Synopsis:
This is a sequel to Georges Feydeau's "Wooed and Viewed" which ties together the unlikely combination of Feydau and Eugene lonesco's "The Lesson" in an evening of one-act plays.

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Co-written with Jenny Munday, Yves Mercier, Elizabeth Goodyear And Marshall Button

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Comedy asylum    1983

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