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Hyde Park, London; the turn of the century. A young man, who has just dumped his girlfriend, is about to receive some lessons on love and lust from a very old man who may or may not be 114 years old, may or may not have been Greta Garbos great love and may or may not be responsible for Lolita the original one.
Stone Face Killer, A
Everyone knows Detective Stoneface is the infamous "Rock Face Killer" but he can't seem to get caught, and it's driving him crazy. In this detective farce, Stoneface leaves a trail of evidence that his partner, Wadsworth, can't seem to follow.
Love, math and paranoia collide at 30,000 feet. An actress and a statistician find themselves on Flight 214 to Los Angeles via Detroit. According to the statisticians calculations, today is the day that he was meant to find true love. The actress, however, is positive that Flight 214 will crash, as she was never meant to reach the metaphorical Moscow. Their personalities collide as the pilot quotes Chekhov and the flight attendant insists that she is a seagull.
Real Beatlemaniacs by Leslie Bramm is a "boy meets his girlfriend's sister" story. The one he could have fallen in love with. Maybe the one he should have. They share a moment in the music and a bond they cannot pursue. She is the one he has to let get away. Liver for Dinner by Tami Canaday - A comedy that satirizes a couple in the kitchen who use liver and onions as a flirtatious marital glue, while they attempt to keep the dinner menu a secret from the curious Cousin Samatha. The play demonstrates the impact of how something is said. Big Wow by Dan Roth - A father and his fourteen year old son are forced to confront and deal with life and their own relationship after they survive a major earthquake.
Periodontal Blues, The
What is the meaning of existence? Could it be as simple as flossing daily?
At Bonne Bouche, the hottest restaurant in New York City, Nick, the biggest comic book dealer in the world, has a ring in his pocket and a marriage proposal on his lips for his ladylove Melanie. Before this evening of haute cuisine and haute amour can reach its climax, however, an unfortunate choice of entrées upends Nick's carefully laid plans and forces him to reveal to Melanie, Robert the waiter, and the great Chef Alain himself, that superheroes aren't the only ones with secret identities.
Already slowed, a small town railroad has anounced that it is ceasing regular service, meaning the end of the line for a generation who relied on it. People on both sides of the tracks, like barkeeper Alex, town drunk Zelda and elderly Father Michael will feel the effects. What's left of old Main St. is already in shambles, but now that the trains are about to stop, things threaten to get even worse. In a bar close to the dock, railroad Vice President Frank Still reveals himself as carrying the message: the last train will be coming down the tracks soon. He is a villified man, but only doing his job. In this short play alliances are drawn and re-drawn, each turn coming with increasingly dangerous consequences. When the smoke clears, someone will be left to pick up the pieces, with the weight of a dying town on their shoulders.
All in the Demographics - (3f, 2m) Setting: The office of Jim Goodes for President. Summary: An unmarried Presidential candidate, told by his handlers that it would be in his political interest if he were married, is given the quick option of two politically correct fiancés. Marinated Steaks and Socks - (2f, 1m) Setting: A marriage- counselor's office. Summary: A husband and wife who cannot seem to communicate with each other, visit a marriage counselor with mixed results. Once Upon an F'ing Island - (1m, 1f) Setting: A deserted tropical island. Summary: Two people, married, but not to each other, stranded on a deserted island, must decide what to do now that it appears they will not be rescued.
Seymour M Rosen
Axing the Axels
Hermes, the Olympian trickster god, is sent on a mission to Earth to deal with faux-Swiss-lawyer, Axel, who preys on elderly Jews in a Holocaust reparations scheme. Hermes poses as clumsy Herman Himmel, foiling Axel's attempts to dupe Joseph, his current elderly victim.
This hilarious comedy is the perfect vehicle for all theatre groups. Using the "play within a play" format, the work follows a troupe of actors as they prepare for the staged reading of a new play. "Murphy's Law" reigns supreme, as the harried director deals with: an angry leading man; know-it-all juvenile; a miffed grande dame and a tardy, manipulative ingenue.