This collection of short plays by playwright Gene Kato showcases his signature offbeat writing style in compact creations. From genres that range from apocalyptic horror to broad comedy to existential avant-garde, these short play offer acting opportunities for casts of 3 or 4.
A Bottle of Worth (2M 2W) follows a young man "After the blast" as he wanders through a post-apocalyptic wasteland and encounters a group of strangers that lure him into a battle of wits over a lone bottle of water.
Finger Food (2M 2W) tells the comedic story of four scientists that are shrunk down to doll size and find themselves trapped in a dollhouse fighting a family cat for survival.
Period Piece (3 M or W) Three punctuation marks await their fate as a writer plods toward the last line of a novel.
2nd Anniversary Near Taurus Major (2M 2W) A husband and wife celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary circling Taurus Major as mayhem ensues with two humanoid robots as their craft falls out of orbit.. (Selected as one of the Best American Short Plays for 2012/2013)
Fanny Got Fingered (1M 1W) - Two lifelong friends face an awkward betrayal of trust concerning a mutual acquaintance, Fanny.
The Tale of the Turtle (2M 1W) The birthday gift of a snapping turtle erupts into a fight for survival.