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Outstanding Short Plays, Volume Three - ePublication

Editor: Craig Pospisil
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3560-6
Collection, Short Play Collecton
Flexible Sets


FEE: $35 per performance for each play.
THE STORIES: 52ND TO BOWERY TO COBBLE HILL, IN BROOKLYN by Chiara Atik. Halle hails a taxi after a party, when Alison, her aggressively bubbly friend, pushes into the cab too. It’s clear Halle didn’t want to ride with her, but she puts up with it until Alison asks if she’s mad at her, so Halle comes right out and tells her “I just don’t like you very much.” (2 women.) ANNIVERSARY SEASON by Jenny Lyn Bader. Zoe and Matt got married during hurricane season, and each year when their anniversary rolls around they seem to battle each other or prepare for another storm. Will their marriage last? Will they remember their anniversary? Will the power be knocked out again? (1 man, 1 woman.) CAPTURING THE FORT by Arlene Hutton. Carrie and Michael are US Marines on security duty in a desert war zone. They would seem to have little in common. Michael seems to be “one of the boys,” and Carrie is married with a husband back home. But with little to do but talk, these two soldiers begin to connect. (1 man, 1 woman.) CARRIE & FRANCINE by Ruby Rae Spiegel. Carrie, 13, asks her friend Francine to help her get ready for a make-out session at a bar mitzvah. Having seen too many Girls Gone Wild videos, Carrie thinks she’s the right age to go wild herself. These girls can be cruel and talk like truck drivers, but there’s an odd innocence to them as well. And somehow, they may be okay in the end. (3 women.) DISSONANCE by Craig Pospisil. Tricia returns to the Berkshires to deal with her mother’s death following a battle with Alzheimer’s, but at the funeral home she collides with Fitz, a prodigy and former piano student of her mother’s, with secrets of his own, who challenges her choices. (1 man, 1 woman.) INTO YOU by Lee Blessing. A week after being drugged and raped at a frat party, Molly brings home a drunken man from another party. She doesn’t know him. She doesn’t know who raped her. But she plans to exact her revenge on him. (1 man, 3 women.) MERCURY IS PERPETUALLY IN RE