Friday, January 15, 2010

Synopses for Ten Minute Plays

Chua: Dogs Are Evil
2 w, 1 m

Lettie is suffering from Alzheimer’s and keeps talking about dogs being evil. As she watches Lassie on TV and is served sandwiches by Mabelle, her only living relation, we slowly uncover the fractured world that is in Lettie’s mind, piecing together the identity of Grimsby, her one and only love.

Steelsmith: Happy and Gay

2 w

You've seen these women before. They stay in the background, seemingly content to decorate the church fellowship hall with crepe' paper, bring the funeral service casseroles and knit baby shower booties. They've seen it all -- until today. Today, history is being made at the church as it hosts its first gay wedding. Betty worries over the proper "gay" way to hang crepe' paper streamers, while Veronica stresses about what people will say about their preacher's radical decision to use the church for these kinds of affairs. Her fears are deeper and more personal than she will admit.