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Babes and Brides: Two One-Act Plays

Babes and Brides: Two One-Act Plays
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Eric Berlin
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 121
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0573621039
ISBN-13: 9780573621031
Cast Size: 3 women, 3 men

About the Play:

Babes and Brides is comprised of two one-act plays by Eric Berlin. Both plays are well suited for scene work. The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes attempts to answer the age old question: Is there a line that actually works? The Midnight Moonlight Wedding Chapel focuses on the plight of two couples who get married in quickie ceremonies at a tacky Las Vegas storefront wedding chapel. The plays may be presented separately or as an evening of entertainment under the collective title Babes and Brides.

The Line That's Picked Up 1000 Babes (and how it can work for you!) examines communication – and miscommunication – between the sexes. It's Friday night in a modern singles bar full of imaginative pick-up techniques. Benny's feeling lucky thanks to employing the title handbook while his friend Alan insists that women don't fall for pick up lines. Charlie's drunkenly running into every single person he's ever known, Diane is waiting for someone who never shows, and Fran has been dragged out for her birthday by Ellen, who can't seem to stop making eyes at a man across the bar. There are surprises for everyone tonight as these six lonely 20somethings drift in and out of suggestion-laden conversations in search of companionship, a one night stand, or a life-long relationship in this one hour comedy. (Cast: 3 women, 3 men)

In The Midnight Moonlight Wedding Chapel, Peter and Walter are vacationing in Las Vegas. Peter gets drunk with a cocktail waitress and they decide to marry, enjoy a one night honeymoon, and divorce the next day. When he wakes up his bride has vanished. (Cast: 3 women, 3 men)

The Line That's Picked Up 1000 Babes had its New York City premiere in 1992 at The Spot! at Café Arielle. The double-bill Babes and Brides has been produced across the US, including New York City and Los Angeles.

About the Playwright:

Eric Berlin was a member of the inaugural class of writers in the Julliard Playwriting Program. He also writes puzzles for all ages, from kids to adults (his crosswords appear often in The New York Times). He lives in Milford, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.