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Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Publisher: Samuel French (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 0573629102
ISBN-13: 9780573629105

About the Plays:

Some great pieces for scene work or performance.

The acclaimed Samuel French Off Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival in Manhattan (commonly referred to as OOB) is America's leading short play festival. The annual OOB Festival originated in 1975 and has since attracted US and international short plays that may be up to 15 pages in length from countries like Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series is a collection of short plays selected by a panel of judges that included New York playwrights, artistic directors, and industry leaders as the most important plays of the 2001 OOB Festival. Winning authors include: Arlene Hutton, Brian Maloney, Peter Macklin, Paula J. Caplan, Dan Remmes, and Anthony Sportiello.

A Closer Look is a short drama by Arlene Hutton: Here is a behind the scenes look a television journalist – who objects to a faked segment – and crew of a daytime television talk show as they spar for position during a break between taping segments. (Cast: 5 female).

A Peace Replaced is a short drama by Brian Maloney: A liver transplant recipient is compelled to have a meeting with the grieving Hispanic widow of his donor. (Cast: 1 female, 1 male).

Someplace Warm is a one-act drama by Peter Macklin: A rape survivor who finds she is pregnant must decide if she wants to raise the child with help from her best friends, a gay couple who long for a child of their own. Things turn when her estranged mother shows up. (Cast: 2 female, 3 male).

The Test is a short drama by Paula J. Caplan: On death row, elder inmate Cleveland has taken young, mentally challenged Bradley under his wing and is trying to teach him to read. When word arrives that Bradley's new lawyer has arranged for him to take a mental competency test, Cleveland tries to convince Bradley that this is one test he does not want to pass. Based on the poignant, true story of two men on Death Row. (Cast: 2 male).

Three Tables is a one-act dramatic comedy by Dan Remmes: Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant. One is celebrating an anniversary, one is finalizing a divorce and a third is on a blind date. By dinner's end, all six lives have changed. A romantic comedy gives that us a glimpse into the complicated, funny and poignant lives of three couples exploring love, loss and possibility. (Cast: 3 female, 3 female, 1 either gender – extra non-speaking actors may be used as patrons and/or additional serving staff but this is not required).

Tickets, Please! Is a short drama by Anthony Sportiello: Barbara, a high-powered business woman, is on the train on her way to work. An angel of death is accidentally sent to collect the wrong soul. When he realizes his mistake, he tries to convince his "almost" victim Barbara to take full advantage of her second chance. Will Barbara dismiss this stranger's warning or change the course of her life forever? (Cast: 1 female, 1 male).