Dori Appel Playwright and Poet 


Bending the Rules

An off-beat comedy about a couple waiting to see a psychiatrist before proceeding with the divorce which seems inevitable. The emergence of a hidden agenda, their astonishing revelations, and the secret strategy of their eccentric therapist ultimately bring this mis-matched couple to the joyful center of their imperfect union.

Two F, 1 M
Simple set.
Running time: approximately 30 minutes.

Awards and Productions History:
Finalist for Utah Playfest. Finalist for Northwest Playwrights Series, Lord Leebrick Theatre, Eugene, Oregon, Finalist in Love Creek Productions Short Play Festival, N.Y. Produced by Seattle Fringe Festival, , Buckham Alley Theatre, Flint Michigan, Actors Theatre, Talent, Oregon, Love Creek Productions, New York, NY, Staged reading , Third Tuesday, Productions, Portland, Oregon.