Aren't all of us occasionally
"tilted" by misperceptions or mis-communication? Haven't
we all experienced that dizzying sensation of things
suddenly not making sense? These six adventures in
pretzyl-bent reality are imaginary, but the inspiration
for them comes straight from everyday events: meeting
prospective in-laws, getting conned by the amazing
details of a convincing story, enduring a disastrous
blind date, being bizarrely mis-quoted, covering up
failure with fantasy, doing the grunt work while someone
else gets the glory. Truth turned on its ear is the name
of the game in this revue-style comedy consisting of six
scenes about relationships between men and women- and
particularly about the unexpected.
Available in its entirety or as separate short plays.
Includes six scenes that may be performed as one-acts:
Freaks, The Playwright's
Nightmare, Coffee Date, and
Dress for Success.
2 Act Comedy
2M, 2F (larger cast if desired)
single flexible set. runs about 2 hours
Awards and History.
Produced by Actors' Theatre, Talent, Oregon, 2001.
Coffee Date and The
Playwright's Nightmare produced by
ArtsWest, Seattle, Washington for its Wonder Women of
the Northwest Festival, 2001.
Monkeyshines, winner of the
1999 George R. Kernodle New Plays Competition, selected
for Pentacle Playwrights, Workshop with staged readings
at Pentacle Theatre, Salem, OR, 1999; produced by
Doppelgang Productions, NYC, 2002.
Redemption, produced by Love
Creek Productions, New York, NY, 1995.
Freaks, honorable mention, Kernodle New Plays
From the Ashland, Oregon Daily Tidings:
"…brilliantly funny and acutely observed, with shrewd
characterizations that are brought to laughable life by
the actors. It is comedy at full tilt."