The 10 short plays in this collection range from the absurd to the serious to the seriously absurd. Praised by critics as “hilarious,” “darkly funny,” and “more than a little bit moving,” they have been produced by theatres across the country and around the world.
Killing Neil LaBute: (3M) An online review draws the ire of an infamously edgy and unforgiving playwright.
Death of America: (3M, 1F) Two friends debate the current state of the world before improvising a weird and wacky drama in a local bar.
The Speech: (2M, 2F) A college student attempts to give a speech but gets off track and instead reflects on what's really important in life.
Goons: (5M, 4F) This interview from Hell includes a mysterious box, a spatula, and a couple of burly goons.
You Rang: (2M, 1F) A groom with cold feet gets advice from an (un)expected source.
Mel and Mee: (2M) What really happened the night actor Mel Gibson got arrested?
Ed Rex: (3M, 1F) In this comic riff on Oedipus Rex, a powerful CEO must save his business while grappling with his dark and twisted past.
A Necessary End: (2M) When a college professor and his student, a military veteran, meet, conflicts arise over issues of purpose, power, and politics.
Someone Else's Life: (2F) Past and present collide when a grieving daughter meets the wife of a former factory worker sickened by the toxic chemicals he worked with.
The Stronger: (2F) In this adaptation of August Strindberg's classic play, two rivals engage in a Christmas Eve face-off in which secrets are revealed and one tries to prove that she is the stronger.