(A sequel to the earlier Current Affairs short plays, episode 3 continues the theme of the absurdly failed political career of the obstreperous Arnie Fowler, a comically tragic fictitious congressman inspired by the current political landscape, which also drove me to reference a famous American drama about a woman who loses her grip on reality.) … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3
Episode 6 of Pacific Television Theater is to be performed and live aired tonight from Community Television of Santa Cruz at 7:30PM PDT and can be online at http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/! Episode 6 is two short plays. I Can Quit Anytime is a wry look at Facebook addiction, and What's Hiding In Your Tree? is a fictitious … Continue reading Show Tonight!
A Gilligan’s Island spoof in which the roles of the Skipper and Gilligan are reimagined as played by Carol O’Connor (he read for the part of the Skipper) and Rob Reiner. The rest of the castaways should appear as portrayed by their original actors. Gilligan’s Island debuted on CBS on September 26, 1964, about a … Continue reading All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play
(This play was inspired by Mooch, the tuxedo cat in the above picture. He belongs to my girlfriend, and when I was rehearsing another play at her townhouse, Mooch would join us, bother the actors, and generally make himself the center of attention. Good kitty.) CHARACTERS DARCY – A tenant ROSEANNE – A tenant TABITHA … Continue reading Ailurophobia – A 10 Minute Play
(Originally written as a short play during the summer of this year, posting it here after failing to get it staged.) CHARACTERS CHARLENE BEAUMONT AMELIA KIRBY HARVEY CHESWICK REX PAULSON Scene: A local television station (A local television studio where an afternoon talk show is about to air. The host and the three guests are … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 2
(I first wrote this play seven years ago and presented it at a Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre workshop on July 21, 2009. The events and topical references are from that time and may appear dated, but the underlying theme of disinformation from high places is still relevant.) CAST OF CHARACTERS CHAIRMAN MR. CARNEY MR. GRAMM … Continue reading From The Archives – The A.P. P.R. Firm – A 10 Minute Play
(I wrote this play in 2012 and rewrote it in 2015, so the news references are from those times.) CHARACTERS SHEILA - a woman of about 30 GEORGE - a man of about 30 UNCLE LEO - Sheila's uncle, about 50 AMY - Sheila's daughter, 10 BRIAN - Sheila's brother, early to mid 20s Scene: … Continue reading Your Place Or Mine? – A 10 Minute Play