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Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth; Lila on the Wall; and Mafia on Prozac - ePublication

One Acts, Three Short Plays
Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3258-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance when produced together; $40 each when produced individually.
THE STORIES: UP, DOWN, STRANGE, CHARMED, BEAUTY, AND TRUTH. A pair of teenage sisters struggle to escape their drug-addled mother with help from their favorite down-on-his-luck uncle. Thanks to a series of wholly organic yet startlingly unexpected plot twists, neither the characters nor their situations are how they seemed when the play began. (1 man, 2 women.) LILA ON THE WALL. Journalist Lila must investigate a three-month-old story about a woman who saw Jesus’ face on a graffiti-laden wall. But the woman who saw it is off on a tour in Italy, and Carl, a young cameraman who prides himself in figuring out “emotional landscapes,” is determined to make Lila believe in something again. (1 man, 1 woman.) MAFIA ON PROZAC. Jay and Tee are a couple of hit-men sitting by the ocean and reflecting on how their lives turned out. Their intended victim, Matt, awaits his fate in a burlap sack. When Al Capone visits in a dream, the outraged and desperate Matt gets dragged into refereeing the hit-men’s argument about the mob’s future. (3 men.)