By Andrew Biss
Also incorporated are “The guy Who beloved Dick”, “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Carbon-Based lifestyles shape Seeks related” – all outrageously humorous British comedies that experience obtained lauded productions in London, big apple and beyond.
Cast dimension: 4M / 5F (Roles could be doubled for a 2M/2F forged configuration)
1M/1F Approx. half-hour
Over a bottle of wine, Roger and Caroline embark upon an ungainly dialogue in regards to 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 extra afield looking for a extra deepest region within which to avail herself. Terror moves, in spite of the fact that, whilst she is confident that she's been bitten by means of a snake – additionally in a personal quarter. Too faraway from aid, Roger makes an attempt to take away the venom within the merely method he understands 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. ideal at Union Theatre, London, in 2002. The play had its U.S. preferable 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 through their obvious loss of type and social prestige, Douglas unearths himself fairly taken through their humble loss of airs and graces. whilst Richard reappears on their doorstep, even if, 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 lifestyles into entire disarray. looking solace and counsel from her semi-estranged sister, pleasure, Elaine is now pressured to confront her lifestyles head on and make judgements that beforehand could were unthinkable.
Kitchen Sink Drama had its most advantageous on the long island Theatre resource, big apple, in 2009.
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks Similar
1M/1F Approx. 15 minutes
Leslie’s determined to offer love one other test, yet in a global of shameless self-promotion, pre-packaged personalities, and synthetic physique components, can anyone nonetheless be enjoyed easily for who they're, or do chuffed endings simply exist in therapeutic massage parlors?
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks comparable had its most effective on the American Theatre of Actors, long island, 2011.
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A Ballyhoo in Blighty: Four One-Act Comedies by Andrew Biss