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The Plays of COMIC SHORTS

February 6, 2013

Comic ShortsInterested in auditioning for the NBYT Teen Company production of Comic Shorts on February 10 or 11? Here are descriptions of the seven plays that the production will include.

Americansaint by Adam LeFevre
Directed by Raymond Arnold
In this whimsical short play, a Catholic priest journeys to Vermont to investigate rumors of saintly activity by an irreverent local 13 year-old girl.

Attack of the Moral Fuzzies by Nancy Beverly
Directed by Carmine Lavieri
Beth comes on the fantasy game show “Morality Made Easy” in an attempt to shed her anxieties one by one. Dominated by a sleazy host and his assistant, the game posits that one can find inner peace with the decisions one makes – if one chooses not to think about the consequences or ponder the other possible decisions.

Bed and Breakfast by Richard Dresser
Directed by Christina LoBello
A new friendship begins between two women on vacation – one a newlywed on her honeymoon, the other a long-suffering wife of a man with severe memory loss.

Random Significance by Scott Auden
Directed by Becky Beth Benedict
Right before one of the largest lottery drawings in history, a man walks into a convenience store and buys a ticket with the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.  A customer and cashier try to convince him that this ticket cannot win and get a comic lesson in probability.

The Road to Ruin by Richard Dresser
Directed by Jessica Hart
Cliff and his wife Connie are in trouble: their car has broken down. They don’t know what trouble is, though – until they try and get it fixed at Jimbo’s Garage.

Variations on the Death of Trotsky by David Ives
Directed by Nicki LaPorte
In comic fashion, revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies over and over again from a mountain-climber’s axe-wound received many hours prior. Ultimately, Trotsky talks directly to his assassin who, while posing as a gardener, actually helped make some flowers in the garden grow. This sparks Trotsky to make his final philosophical statements on human life before he dies a final time.

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