The Plays in Brief
WHIPLASH: A media star, a media maker and a media failure snare themselves in a plot gone wacko. A staged suicide to save lives morphs to 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, lock into opposing socio-political camps.
2M, 2F; 1 hour, 35 minutes
A NASTY TEMPERED MAN: In a newly-sprouted Slavic state, civil order is being created: all citizens must love one another. But Pimpol Antonovich, comic author called before the Censors Court, can't!
4M, 1F; 1 hour, 25 minutes
AMERICAN SUNDAY: At the start of the 20th century, Billy Sunday, fastest man in the National League, drops baseball to save souls. Loved by millions, he battles the liquor trade and the new secular changes reconfiguring the American mind.
3M, 1F; 1 hour, 30 minutes
CARIBBEAN COUPLES: Three vacationing couples try 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)
Mystical Christina of Markyate flees family, wealth and a forced marriage to claim herself and a life for God.
5M, 2F (2 males can double); 1 hour, 30 minutes
IN THE IVY: In three related, 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 where, "right is wrong and wrong is right."
A language-rich monodrama; 1 hour, 25 minutes
3 Comic One-Act Plays
EXPECTING GUESTS: At a resort while mixing a "knock-'em dead" plantation punch, Gerald rehearses his financial bio to "blitz" coming guests. His wife, Pauline, ponders why they always act so "dog-eat-dog." She decides to "be nice" and strips off her heavy make-up and glitzy clothes.
1F, 1M; 20 minutes
LUNCH FOR TWO WITH MAYONNAISE: Ellen lunches 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 the move.
1M, 1F; 20 minutes
ADAM'S EVE: Somewhere outside Eden, Adam and Eve, scrounging for dinner, encounter American forces who offer a clean tent, clothes and food.
1M, 1F; 15 minutes