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Short Plays, Comedy
Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2494-5

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance when produced together; $40 each when produced individually.
THE STORIES: A hilarious evening of short plays about the foibles of stage actors and those who love them. Two women of a certain age prepare for a theater outing in LOST. (2 women.) In THE PROFESSIONAL, a seasoned actor recalls the two times he’s been fired. (1 man.) DEER PLAY recounts the strange tale of a woodland creature’s reign of terror in an aging actress’ garden. (3 men, 2 women, flexible casting.) An actress finds herself eclipsed by a rival in the confessional TIRADE. (1 woman.) In LAUGHS, we see just how nasty summer-stock rehearsal can get. (2 men, 1 woman.) ROAD WORK presents the whispered conversations of three cast members getting sick of each other during a touring production. (1 man, 2 women.) Finally, we learn what chafes and what soothes the delicate ego of a grande dame IN THE DRESSING ROOM. (7 men, 3 women.)
“These pieces are slices of life and character studies shrewdly observed.” —New Orleans Times Picayune. “Sketch comedy that is both sophisticated and daffy.” —Gambit (New Orleans).