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Five One-Act Plays by Alan Ball

One Acts, Short Comedy Collection
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1368-0

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance when produced together; $40 each when produced individually; $55 each for THE M WORD, POWER LUNCH and YOUR MOTHER'S BUTT.
THE STORIES: The perfect young woman and her perfect young boyfriend in Made for a Woman are perfect examples of the image conscious society in which we live. She has everything and he does too, and they have each other. All is fine until she feels duped by a case of over-packaging, her world falls apart, and she decides to take matters into her own hands in a dangerous way. (1 man, 1 woman.)

In Bachelor Holiday a mouse, caught in a glue trap, causes three roommates to discuss the meaning of life, death, yuppiedom, karma and the harsh reality of their place on the food chain. (3 men.)

Over a Power Lunch a highly ambitious couple battle for power and control of their relationship even though they've just met. So serious are they that they even use the wait staff as tools of jealousy. (2 men, 2 women.)

In The M Word two ambitious executives decide that they are good for each other and proceed to negotiate a future together. As they're so caught up in the corporate lifestyle, this truly is a negotiation and in the end, they agree to "merge." (1 man, 1 woman.)

Your Mother's Butt focuses on a therapist desperately searching for clues to help her seriously disturbed young patient. As the patient rattles on about shoes and belts, he recalls a dream he had about his mother, and the therapist thinks she's got her answer. (1 man, 1 woman.)
Five satirical looks at modern life ranging in topics from marriage to our place in the food chain.

“The one-act plays by Georgia playwright Alan Ball are comic gems.” —Twin Cities Reader.

“…[Ball] demonstrates a painfully lethal awareness of the convoluted games our generation has been consigned to play after we decided twenty years ago that we wouldn’t play any more games.” —Downtown.