As of 11/19/2020
ONE ACT PLAYS
A COUPLE OF NUTS
– Crashing funerals may not be the best way for a widow and her well-meaning bestie to make new friends. (runs about 40 minutes)
–Why did Darla Thompson become a crazy cat lady? She’ll tell you as long as you’re willing to listen from a distance. Are you? (Monologue. Runs about 30-35 minutes.)
–Three generations—grandmother, mother, and daughter—document their lives and struggles with abuse and how they finally began to break the cycle. (Can be done as monologue or multi-role play. Runs 35-40 minutes.)
–Four women are locked inside a room. Only one can escape, but to what? Life? Death? A change that will somehow get the world back on track? (Runs about 30 minutes.)
–A four-step program that asks the question: How do you help a Co-Dependent?
The answer: Only by becoming co-dependent with them. (Runs about 30 minutes.)
–A New Jersey bus driver recounts his favorite story about a young disabled couple who fell in love on his bus only to be separated when he tried to help them.
–Great Aunt Marge inherited the ability to conjure wealth. Now she is dying, and her spoiled niece and nephews show up hoping she’ll give them her gift. But in her wisdom, she has a plan to show them that wealth and power come with great responsibility.
BURDEN OF WINTER
–A reporter is searching for a homeless woman who is hiding from a past she can’t bear to face.
–Much to his daughter’s dismay, Marcus can’t stop playing video games long enough to go to his ex-mother-in-law’s funeral.
–Derek awakes at four a.m. Christmas morning after being locked away in a closed section of the airport. With the help of a familiar stranger, he is able to sort out what in his life is really important.
–A young man and his pregnant wife move to Alabama hoping to meet his birthmother. Be careful what you wish for.
–At lunch, two friends overhear what seems to be a murder plot.
–A female superhero decides to trade in her superpower of invisibility at age fifty because no one sees her even when she’s not trying to be invisible.
–Two gardeners will stop at nothing to outgrow each other.
THE SPELL OF THE RING BOX *
–An abused woman tries to talk her younger self into leaving her abuser.
THISTLE IN BLOOM
–A lonely widower is taken by the daughter of a funeral home receptionist.
— Jackie Davies puts her life in Boston and her fiancé on hold to return to Alabama in an attempt to reconcile herself with her estranged sister Geena’s suicide—only to find herself becoming friends with her sister’s ghost. (Full-length)
THE BUTTERDISH (A Children’s Play based on a short story by Susan Averso Orrego)
–Ollie loses his job. His family is running out of food and money to pay rent. His wife offers to let him sell the butterdish which was a wedding gift from her mother, but no one in town can afford to buy butter, much less the butterdish. Ollie’s encouraged by a sneaky captain into taking a journey to several islands to try to sell the butterdish.
* EVE-VOLUTION and THE SPELL OF THE RING BOX are both available for violence prevention fundraisers with the playwright’s permission.