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27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

One Acts, Short Play Collection
ISBN-13: 978-0-8112-0225-1

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $40 or $55 per performance for each play.
THE STORIES: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON. Swift and passionate scene. (2 men, 1 woman.) THE PURIFICATION. Poetic drama in New Mexico. (9 men, 6 women.) THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION. Powerful sketch about derelicts. (1 man, 2 women.) THE LAST OF MY SOLID GOLD WATCHES. A character sketch about a salesman. (3 men.) PORTRAIT OF A MADONNA. A sketch of a demented spinster. (4 men, 2 women.) AUTO-DA-FÉ. Tragic Study of fanaticism. (1 man, 1 woman.) LORD BYRON’S LOVE LETTER. A romantic story involving the poet. (1 man, 3 women.) THE STRANGEST KIND OF ROMANCE. Sketch of a lonely worker’s devotion to his cat. (3 men, 1 woman.) THE LONG GOODBYE. A short study of family life. (2 men, 2 women.) HELLO FROM BERTHA. A tour-de-force sketch set in St. Louis. (4 women.) THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED. A dramatic dialogue. (1 boy, 1 girl.) TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN… “Morning-After” scene of moving drama wherein a wife decides to leave her husband under tragic circumstances. (1 man, 1 woman.) SOMETHING UNSPOKEN. Character sketch in which two characters are developed with remarkable insight. A play with an underlying current of irony and horror. (2 women.)