THE STORIES: The Laws
is a monologue in which a man reads a series of laws, contrasting the ancient and the modern worlds. (1 man.)
takes place at the scene of a mysterious briefing in the style of a hearing—where one character warns, "the facts speak for themselves they speak eloquently indeed." (5 men, with silent extras).
In Imagining "America,"
a director interviews for a job on a project extolling the American dream, only to find out that what he is really wanted for is his connections to certain actors—actors he cannot deliver. (2 men.)
Man in a Restaurant
depicts a day in the life of a man who drinks espresso at a cafe table from early in the morning to very late at night. An odd assortment of people share his table over the course of the day—including his ex-wife, a tourist couple, a laborer, a priest and a student. With each guest at his table the man displays a chameleon-like ability to change his identity with each of their stories. (8 men, 2 women.)
In Girls' Talk
, a very nosy woman tries to get to know her new neighbor whose son keeps hiding under the sink, against a backdrop of wife abuse. (1 boy, 2 women.)
In Wonderful Party!
, a hostess hardly knows anyone at her own party. (5 men, 3 women.)
a touching monologue in which a woman responds to the hospitalization of her husband in very technological language. (1 woman.)