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John and Mary Doe

One Act, Short Play
3 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 5, ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1448-9

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $40 per performance.
THE STORY: John Doe introduces his idealized family: his wife, Mary, and their 3 children. His happy portrayal keeps turning truly dark, as he reveals that his wife has been murdered and dismembered by their insane next-door-neighbor, Tommy Pscyho Babbit. Then he takes it back, says he’s made it all up, and that everything is fine. Mary looks normal, but from time to time her mouth falls off and her eye pops out. John kills his children in a rage, then says he didn’t really. Mary and John go to sleep and hope Dr. Kevorkian comes in the morning.