By Andrew Biss
Also integrated are “The guy Who cherished Dick”, “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks comparable” – all outrageously humorous British comedies that experience got lauded productions in London, long island and beyond.
Cast dimension: 4M / 5F (Roles may be doubled for a 2M/2F solid configuration)
1M/1F Approx. half-hour
Over a bottle of wine, Roger and Caroline embark upon a clumsy dialogue concerning the loss of intimacy of their relationships with others. Later, as nature calls, Caroline's worry of being overheard whereas relieving herself compels her to enterprise additional afield looking for a extra inner most sector during which to avail herself. Terror moves, notwithstanding, whilst she is confident that she's been bitten via a snake – additionally in a personal sector. Too faraway from support, Roger makes an attempt to take away the venom within the in simple terms means he is aware how, sending Caroline reeling from desperation to exultation, and inadvertently transferring their dating to a degree of intimacy that had as soon as appeared unattainable.
Indigenous Peoples had its U.K. most desirable at Union Theatre, London, in 2002. The play had its U.S. most excellent on the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway brief Play competition, big apple, 2003.
The guy Who beloved Dick
2M/1F Approx. half-hour
Douglas and Felicity have simply thrown a small welcoming soiree for his or her new neighbours, Richard and his spouse. while Felicity couldn’t were extra appalled by way of their obvious loss of classification and social prestige, Douglas unearths himself particularly taken via their humble loss of airs and graces. while Richard reappears on their doorstep, although, looking for a runaway cat, it quickly transpires that first impressions aren’t continually those that count.
The guy Who cherished Dick had its most excellent on the Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Montréal, in 2006.
Kitchen Sink Drama
2F Approx. 15 minutes
Elaine’s husband, Graham, has confessed whatever that’s thrown her neat and tidy, albeit oppressive life into whole disarray. looking solace and counsel from her semi-estranged sister, pleasure, Elaine is now pressured to confront her existence head on and make judgements that formerly could were unthinkable.
Kitchen Sink Drama had its most desirable on the new york Theatre resource, long island, in 2009.
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks Similar
1M/1F Approx. 15 minutes
Leslie’s determined to offer love one other try out, yet in an international of shameless self-promotion, pre-packaged personalities, and synthetic physique components, can a person nonetheless be enjoyed easily for who they're, or do chuffed endings merely exist in therapeutic massage parlors?
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks related had its most desirable on the American Theatre of Actors, ny, 2011.
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