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Vietnam, late summer 1968. An international crew of war correspondents covers the bloody conflict from their headquarters in Saigon's Hotel Continental. As the death toll mounts and the war grinds on, "Deadline" examines the question of what's the news - and how we, the public, are NOT told what is the true story.
In a series of interconnected monologues, seven New Orleanians relay and relive their epic journeys through Hurricane Katrina. These characters experience as much humanity, inspiration, and even humor as they do trauma and horror from within Americas worst natural / manmade disaster.
A collection of endearing characters, hitting adulthood in The Naughties, offer deliciously cynical yet touching snippets of life that question what it is to be 'normal' in a generation where everything has become acceptable. In a decade when the shock factor is hard to come by and the media is scrabbling around in the dirt to find the not-yet-exploited, Eight's characters come from the fringes of a society that has been invaded by normal. From life-partners hanging by Hermès scarves to finding friendship in morgues, Eight looks at the refugees created by the dissolution of social, sexual and national boundaries, resulting in hard-hitting drama that has dared to confront the toughest of topical issues
When Dan enters an empty cafe just after midnight on New Years, wielding a guitar case and razor sharp tongue, he sparks the ire of cafe manager Charles, who wants nothing more than to close up, albeit a bit early. What transpires between the two are conversations and stories ranging from the trivial to the tragic, almost bringing the men to blows, and definitely blurring the lines between the truth and the artificial.
Sean Christopher Lewis
Militant Language: A Play With Sand
Set in modern Iraq, this savage contemporary fable ignites when a pair of American soldiers return from a routine surveillance detail covered in blood. The barracks are no safe haven. The Captain fights to control his troops as they walk the high-wires of a secret homosexual affair, the sexual abuse of a female soldier, a missing Iraqi boy, and a baby found in the desert, ala Moses. This play explores how violence begets violence, lies beget lies, truth is born from trust, and understanding war makes as much sense as sand raining from the heavens.
Does The Body Good
If you could live a lie, what would it be? How long would it last and how far could you go? A schoolgirl, her teacher, a housewife, and her milkman take a step too far in this suburban fantasy.
American Book Of The Dead - The Game Show,, An
Plucked from the audience, three contestants live and die their way through a myriad of American incarnations as they compete for the ultimate prize, perfect enlightenment. The entire history of the United States becomes the playing field, from Jamestown to the World Trade Center attack and beyond, as they struggle towards their individual goals. In between lives, the contestants visit the bardo realms, wacky worlds between death and rebirth where Stonewall Jackson and Harriet Tubman are husband and wife; and people reincarnate as corporations. When things seem like they couldnt get any weirder, as the contestants start to be born as each other and the understanding begins to dawn that enlightenment is now here and nowhere; a trillion light-years and just a blink away.
Middle class Hank wakes up one morning to find himself in a rubbish bag. He gets out and finds himself in the longest and dirtiest alley in the city where he meets Boone the self-styled leader and his sidekick Cockroach Boy who is half-human and half cockroach. He walks on all fours and talks in clicks and hisses. There is also the Trash King who is a bit of a philosopher: "The wrapper outlasts the burger, the bottle outlasts the wine,the can outlasts the Coke."
S W Senek
A compilation of three short comedies featuring: 12 Rounds; An Ongoing Examination of the True Meaning of life; Dog lovers
takes place in a lonely West Texas town where vengeance and violence come more naturally to the Fowler family than to the gamecocks they fight.
Sacred Geometry of S&M Porn, The
A troubled young man with a stack of dirty magazines a dead woman stealing souls a televangelist grilled by Mike Wallace a whore seeking enlightenment a disgruntled woman wielding a gun = an assassination plot, weird sex, the Crystal Cathedral, a whole lotta money and a new religion
In The PornoZombies, an insidious new threat is creeping into the American mainstream zombie porn. Its up to our hero, right-wing Detective Karla Lumpkins, and her faithful band of vigilantes to stop the evil scientist/auteur Dr. Hadfield and save the country from moral decay but does the country really want to be saved? And are Karla and her minions ready to face the PornoZombies? The PornoZombies is a take-off on the cautionary tale movies of the '40s and '50s in which the entire movie existed to warn you against some lurid topic like the evils of smoking pot while they exploited the topic at the same time.
Poona the Fuckdog and other plays for children
These outrageous 'Fairy tales for Grown-ups' are not for the easily offended! Poona, our ingenuous heroine, meets up with aliens, talking shrubs, and mealy-mouthed salesmen in her quest to find someone to play in her big pink box. Nothing is sacred in this raucous assault on the power of language.
King Cat Calico FinallY Flies Free!
1 Hour Twenty Minutes, No intermission. Heidi Hendrickson has an obsession, a compulsion really - she has 150 cats in her eleven hundred square foot apartment, including sixty dead ones in the Frigidaire. She has an especially intimate relationship with the alpha cat, one King Cat Calico who keeps trying to escape this hellish tuna filled, feces stained prison, to no avail. A fun filled exploration of loneliness, possession and the need to claim one's place in this uncertain world. Featuring a cameo by Rush Limbaugh, singing(literally) the praises of Oxy-Contin, or what he lovingly refers to as his "little blues."
White Money is a comedy in six parts about sex, television, and the American Way. An adventure through contemporary culture, the play follows one woman, Ella, on a corrupt, epic journey in the Western United States, a journey that transforms her from Wendover sunbather to Las Vegas waitress to Oklahoma truck driver
Shakespeare, Moses And Joe Papp
A crackling human drama that chronicles the epic battle between New York City planning czar Robert Moses and impresario Joseph Papp over the institution of free Shakespeare in Central Park.
House Where Nobody Lives, The
A man who thinks he's at sea, a woman who believes that she's in a library, a heroine addict, and an orphan make a difficult task for Sarah, the woman assigned to maintain their illusions. When these illusions begin to collide, moments of comedy and chaos erupt, and we watch Sarah try to retain order, but the House gives no second chances.
Quick & Painless: Volume II
Quick & Painless is a ten minute play series that provides theatre companies with a low cost, high energy, great quality, late night series. It keeps actors acting and directors directing, while in between productions, or after a current show. The series has been performed in theatres, coffee houses, bars and backyards. A proven audience favorite!
David L Williams
Armageddon Dance Party, The
John and Michelle, a lovely young New York couple, are faced with a problem: the TV news just told them Armageddon is here. Talk about ruining a Friday night! But John and Michelle turn lemons into lemonade by throwing an end of the world party. With dancing!! When the friends and friends of friends packed into the apartment learn the end is nigh, the party changes a bit. Guests list everything they wont miss about the world, fights break out, people ask to be killed, others grant their requests, lovers couple and uncouple for Armageddon sex, and talk of Revelation and great music fill the air. Like any good party.