ONE ACT PLAYS
NOTE: Unless noted, all these plays can be performed on a minimal set, as desired.
ACT III LAST SCENE
2 W, 2 M
end to a full length play - except we have no idea what happened in the play itself!
A HAPPY MEDIUM
1 W, 1 M
A very important
man consults a fortune teller, who either does or does not know more about him than he realizes.
AN EMBARRASSMENT OF WITCHES
coven argues about which has accomplished the most, for better or, more likely, for worse.
1 W, 1 M
A youngster tells
Aunt Rhody that the old grey goose is dead. She tries to understand the message in the message.
1 W, 1 M
up with her, she can't, or doesn't want to, take it in.
A rebellious elf tries to pull Santa off
THE ERROR OF COMEDIES
Explores every romantic cliche, with a surprising result.
In a murder mystery,
the corpse - only its feet - refuses to behave, and the two actors, who don't like each other much anyway, take it badly.
Requires floor-length curtains.
Lysistrata's first attempt at bringing peace didn't ultimately work,
but she has a new and very likely better idea.
OF THE PROUST SOCIETY
Not a very successful meeting. Quel dommage!
MEETING OF THE THEATER BOARD
community theater board is presented with the possibility of some new ideas, and it's not happy.
QUESTION AND RESPONSE
1 F, 1 M
wife and husband communicating, or, more precisely, not.
SOCRATES HAS A BAD DAY
A Socratic dialogue between the sage
and his disciple, which goes off the rails immediately and never gets back on.
SHTICK 'EM UP
A bank robbery
that devolves into a discussion of comedy, to the robber's frustration.
THAT SCOTTISH PLAY
A riff on the theater superstition
that the name of the play "M******" by William Shakespeare should not be mentioned. Needless to say it goes badly.
THE PERFECT GUEST
1 W, 2 M
At the door after dinner, Jesus says good night to his (very modern) hosts.
WHAT'S IN A NAME
discussion made up entirely of words that sound like names. A tour de force.