WHIPLASH: A media star, a media maker and a media failure snare themselves in a plot gone wacko. A staged suicide, meant to save lives, morphs into chaos, then disaster before a desperate grope for rest.
2M, 1F; 1hr, 40 minutes
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: Driving to their destination wedding, bride, an inner-city teacher, and groom, a Wall Street up-and-comer, find themselves in conflicting socio-politico camps.
2M, 2F; 1 hour, 35 minutes
A NASTY TEMPERED MAN: In a newly-sprouted Slavic state, civil order is being created: after eons of darkness and violence, all citizens must love one another. But when Pimpol Antonovich, comic author, is called before the Censors Court, he can't!
4M, 1F; 1 hour, 25 minutes
AMERICAN SUNDAY: 1920's baseball hero, Billy Sunday, drops the game to take up the saving of souls. He battles the liquor trade and new secular impulses that refigure the American mind. (history-based)
3M, 1F; 1 hour, 30 minutes
CARIBBEAN COUPLES: Three vacationing couples work to escape their hum-drum selves and grab new life.
3M, 3F (all can double); 1 hour, 35 minutes
DOVE LOVE: (After a 12th century manuscript found in England.)
Feisty, mystical Christina of Markyate flees family, wealth and a forced marriage to claim a life for God. A monk agrees to hide her, but means to teach her obedience.
5M, 2F (2 males can double); 1 hour, 30 minutes
IN THE IVY: In three comic one-acts, members of a retirement community maneuver to hold onto dignity as well as life.
3M, 3F (some can double); 1 hour, 30 minutes
JUDAS (THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS): In one of the darker regions of eternity, Judas Iscariot lives a life of hammering sandals. When told he may file for pardon, he suspects trickery from a universe in which, he says, "right is wrong and wrong is right."
A language-rich monodrama; 1 hour, 25 minutes
2 Comic One-Act Plays
EXPECTING GUESTS: Gerald mixes a pitcher of punch while rehearsing his financial bio to impress coming guests. His wife, Pauline, ponders why they act so "dog-eat-dog" and decides to strip off her make-up and glitzy clothes.
1F, 1M; 20 minutes
LUNCH FOR TWO WITH MAYONNAISE: Ellen eats with her father,
Martin, as he moves into a retirement community. Unable to find any
mayonnaise in his "damn, dry sandwich," each blames the other for choosing the change.
1M, 1F; 20 minutes