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SAY GOODNIGHT (10 min.)
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Interruptions - a life, a death, pizza, dancing and Murphy's Law
A serio-comic look at the plight of Bob, a recent young widower, dealing with
the death and celestial presence of his beloved wife, Linda. He is aided
unexpectedly by Zolton, a loony pizza salesman (or is he?) and Nancy, his
amorous and concerned sister-in-law. Further attempts to advance his road
to recovery are offered by the slightlly askew chums at his weekly support
group. Bob is given "permission" to grieve, and therefore, get well,
as he maneuvers through a succession of "Murphy's Laws."
Comedy-drama. 3 men, 7 women (with doubling)
A new play, written and originally performed by Gary Young.
Is there such a thing as male maturity? Can you sum up a life and fix
everything with one phone call to a pop psychologist? Five characters
tackle this while on the telephone, on hold, waiting to speak to a
radio pop-psychologist. We gather a bit of
insight and have some fun as we nurture this man through his own "stuff."
Full-length comedy-drama, with separate segments.
I’m a Shoe
On a cruise ship, the wrong person dies, the wrong person takes charge,
the wrong jewels are stolen, and the wrong person has to disappear.
On the highway to Las Vegas. An unusual roadblock, causes surprising interactions.
A wasteland full of riches just out of reach.
In an Egyptian tomb. Who do you expect to meet in such a place? Think again.
Super? Real? Imagined? Where does our real strength come from?
France, 1890. The nightlife and absinthe.
Based on the photographic essays of Brassai.
A father and son coming to grips with father/son communication,
emotional conflicts, mortality, and messy eating.
Who's on Left
The Cubs and the Red Socks pair of in the ultimate world series.
What could go wrong? It does.
Rehearsing the Dutchman
Caught between the Actor's Dream and the perpetual rehearsal,
two people battle their way to their art.
The Godfather's Waiter
Michael Corleone, Sollozzo, and the Police Captain McCluskey...
well, actually the waiter that served them that night; he's a person too!
It's not the ledge that's the problem. It's the housekeeping service.
~~Other ten-minute and one-act plays~~
The Rose Garden
I See Living People
Don't Ask your Mother; She Doesn't Know a Damn Thing
"Outstanding." John F.Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
"Ingenious stage business..."Washington Post
"...moved to tears and laughing up a storm...an amazing release." Joan Webb
"Accurately conveys many universal ideas." Tolucan
"...charming, funny, loveable." Sr. Opportunities
"Member's pick" On the House
"...succeeds beautifully." Entertainment Today
"...truly unique vision." NoHo News
"...entertaining and bittersweet." Our House
is a serio-comic look at the plight of Bob, a recent young
widower, facing major difficulties dealing with the death and celestial
presence of his beloved wife, Linda. He
is aided unexpectedly by Zolton, a loony pizza salesman
and Nancy, his amorous and concerned
sister-in-law. Further attempts to advance his road to recovery are
offered by the slightlly askew chums at his weekly support group. Itchy
Mitch has lost a wife to a drunk driver. Outspoken Freda insists she has endured every mishap under the sun,
more than once! Ditzy but brainy Melissa
lost her wealthy husband through a freak accident while at a swank
seaside resort and Bonnie witnessed her
hot-dogging husband’s murder while attending a sporting event.
Additional platters of platitude are served up by a crusty New York
deli waitress. Bob is given "permission"
to grieve, and therefore, get well, as he maneuvers through a
succession of "Murphy's Laws."
life is lived forward and understood backwards, life is definitely
off-kilter for Bob, who has lost his 36 year old wife after a long
battle with breast cancer. The two had been inseparable, and he took
the loss badly, spending long hours in bed, vegetating. Linda, his
deceased wife, does not like what she is seeing. She may have died, but
that doesn't keep her from getting angry at Bob's lack of recovery. She
visits him in a series of more than vivid dreams, and suggests,
cajoles, and finally conjures a plan that is definitely a little wacky,
and perhaps might not work exactly as she planned. Well, just because
she is dead does not mean that she is perfect, causing a few surprises
and unexpected twists of plot
produced at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the work was
inspired by the loss of the star and playwright’s first wife at the age
of 39. When Mr. Young found that there was very little information that
would help young widows and widowers, he decided to change the original
focus of the play to reflect this surprisingly common condition. The
people in this play are fictional, as well as composites of his
experiences and the experiences of many others in the same situation,
who he met through support groups and "fix ups." Although the humor may
be slightly ‘politically incorrect,’ the problems are accurate and the
ideas universal, even if, in this case, the fix is more than a little
unorthodox! The work of recovery is difficult. If you keep your
instinct for survival and your sense of humor, you can reassemble your
life. It will be different than before, but it can be good on its own
antic and socio-serious play has impacted many individuals and the east
coast premiere was hailed by the Washington Post for “...ingenious
stage business” and praised as “outstanding” by the Kennedy Center.
in Hollywood by the Tony award nominated Marcia Rodd, known for her acting on
Broadway, off-Broadway, Film, TV (Mash, Maude, Lou Grant, Night Court,
All in the Family, ETC!).