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Also integrated are “The guy Who beloved Dick”, “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Carbon-Based lifestyles shape Seeks comparable” – all outrageously humorous British comedies that experience got lauded productions in London, ny and beyond.
Cast dimension: 4M / 5F (Roles should be doubled for a 2M/2F forged configuration)
1M/1F Approx. half-hour
Over a bottle of wine, Roger and Caroline embark upon an ungainly dialogue concerning the loss of intimacy of their relationships with others. Later, as nature calls, Caroline's worry of being overheard whereas relieving herself compels her to enterprise extra afield looking for a extra deepest zone during which to avail herself. Terror moves, although, while she is confident that she's been bitten by way of a snake – additionally in a personal region. Too faraway from support, Roger makes an attempt to take away the venom within the in basic terms method he is familiar with how, sending Caroline reeling from desperation to exultation, and inadvertently transferring their dating to a degree of intimacy that had as soon as appeared unattainable.
Indigenous Peoples had its U.K. most popular at Union Theatre, London, in 2002. The play had its U.S. most efficient on the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway brief Play pageant, long island, 2003.
The guy Who cherished Dick
2M/1F Approx. half-hour
Douglas and Felicity have simply thrown a small welcoming soiree for his or her new neighbours, Richard and his spouse. when Felicity couldn’t were extra appalled by way of their obvious loss of category and social prestige, Douglas unearths himself really taken by way of their humble loss of airs and graces. whilst Richard reappears on their doorstep, in spite of the fact that, looking for a runaway cat, it quickly transpires that first impressions aren’t consistently those that count.
The guy Who cherished Dick had its most appropriate on the Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Montréal, in 2006.
Kitchen Sink Drama
2F Approx. 15 minutes
Elaine’s husband, Graham, has confessed anything that’s thrown her neat and tidy, albeit oppressive life into whole disarray. looking solace and advice from her semi-estranged sister, pleasure, Elaine is now pressured to confront her existence head on and make judgements that beforehand could were unthinkable.
Kitchen Sink Drama had its most popular on the new york Theatre resource, big apple, in 2009.
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks Similar
1M/1F Approx. 15 minutes
Leslie’s determined to provide love one other attempt, yet in an international of shameless self-promotion, pre-packaged personalities, and synthetic physique components, can an individual nonetheless be enjoyed easily for who they're, or do satisfied endings simply exist in therapeutic massage parlors?
Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks related had its prime on the American Theatre of Actors, long island, 2011.
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