A Ballyhoo in Blighty: Four One-Act Comedies by Andrew Biss

By Andrew Biss

The multi-award successful, significantly acclaimed “Indigenous Peoples” (Winner “Best Play”– New York’s Wonderland One-Act pageant) is paired with 3 different cheeky, uproarious comedies in what's absolute to be an unforgettable, side-splitting evening’s leisure.

Also integrated are “The guy Who cherished Dick”, “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks comparable” – all outrageously humorous British comedies that experience bought lauded productions in London, manhattan and beyond.

Cast dimension: 4M / 5F (Roles will be doubled for a 2M/2F solid configuration)

The Plays:

Indigenous Peoples

1M/1F Approx. half-hour

Over a bottle of wine, Roger and Caroline embark upon a clumsy dialogue in regards to the loss of intimacy of their relationships with others. Later, as nature calls, Caroline's worry of being overheard whereas relieving herself compels her to enterprise additional afield looking for a extra deepest sector within which to avail herself. Terror moves, although, whilst she is confident that she's been bitten by way of a snake – additionally in a personal quarter. Too faraway from aid, Roger makes an attempt to take away the venom within the in simple terms approach he is familiar with how, sending Caroline reeling from desperation to exultation, and inadvertently transferring their courting to a degree of intimacy that had as soon as appeared unattainable.

Indigenous Peoples had its U.K. ideal at Union Theatre, London, in 2002. The play had its U.S. optimal on the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway brief Play pageant, big apple, 2003.

The guy Who beloved Dick

2M/1F Approx. half-hour

Douglas and Felicity have simply thrown a small welcoming soiree for his or her new neighbours, Richard and his spouse. when Felicity couldn’t were extra appalled via their obtrusive loss of type and social prestige, Douglas unearths himself fairly taken by way of their humble loss of airs and graces. while Richard reappears on their doorstep, even though, looking for a runaway cat, it quickly transpires that first impressions aren’t consistently those that count.

The guy Who cherished Dick had its finest on the Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Montréal, in 2006.

Kitchen Sink Drama

2F Approx. 15 minutes

Elaine’s husband, Graham, has confessed whatever that’s thrown her neat and tidy, albeit oppressive lifestyles into whole disarray. looking solace and suggestions from her semi-estranged sister, pleasure, Elaine is now pressured to confront her lifestyles head on and make judgements that beforehand might were unthinkable.

Kitchen Sink Drama had its foremost on the ny Theatre resource, big apple, in 2009.

Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks Similar

1M/1F Approx. 15 minutes

Leslie’s made up our minds to provide love one other attempt, yet in a global of shameless self-promotion, pre-packaged personalities, and synthetic physique components, can a person nonetheless be enjoyed easily for who they're, or do chuffed endings in basic terms exist in therapeutic massage parlors?

Carbon-Based lifestyles shape Seeks comparable had its best on the American Theatre of Actors, long island, 2011.

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