THE STORIES: Here are nine one acts by Jacquelyn Reingold (author of String Fever and Girl Gone) that have been produced in New York at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, HB Playwrights Theatre, at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and at theatres across the country. Included are short plays about a woman who falls for a bee; a bee who falls for a man; a romance at Henny Youngman’s funeral; a sea monster in a hospital room; a bittersweet memory on a beach; two theatre-loving cockroaches at the end of the world; a Cambodian immigrant who proposes to a homeless man; and a young woman without a vagina—who finds a way to get one. The collection includes JOE AND STEW’S THEATRE OF BROTHERLY LOVE AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS (2 men); DOTTIE AND RICHIE (1 man, 1 woman); FOR-EVERETT (2 men, 1 woman); 2B (OR NOT 2B) (1 man, 1 woman); JILEY NANCE AND LEDNERG (2 women); CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT (1 man, 10 women); 2B (OR NOT 2B) PART 2 (1 man, 1 woman); TUNNEL OF LOVE (2 men, 4 women); DEAR KENNETH BLAKE (1 man, 1 woman).
“…a wild reaching fantasy about what women have to put up with…gives the evening a needed jolt of adrenaline.” —NY Times. “…sweet and winsome…” —NY Post. “…vaudevillian panache, this riotous cli’toon is fueled…wacky.” —Village Voice. “…offbeat, subtle and unexpectedly powerful…” —LA Weekly. “…theatrically ambitious and distinctive…a compelling, moving comedy of sexual manners.” —Backstage West.