Monday, March 26, 2012

One-act play WHAT REMAINS published

"What Remains"
By Martha Patterson

...was released for sale and licensing today! It is now available for immediate purchase via:

- the JAC site - http://www.jacpub.com/One-Acts/Patterson_WhatRemains.htm;
- Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605131555

It will also soon be available in Amazon's Kindle format.

SYNOPSIS: At their summer cottage in coastal Maine, Jean tells her grown daughter Madeleine about an affair Madeleine’s proud, deceased, Irish-born father had, as Jean agonizes over the affair and the business of selling their vacation home. Through flashbacks, we see the disastrous result the affair had on Jean and Emlyn’s marriage. Meanwhile, the daughter, Madeleine, is trying to resolve her relationship with a young man she may marry. Will Jean and her daughter reconcile themselves to their sad past, and keep their beloved summer home?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Short-Short Play - LOVE IN THE KITCHEN

LOVE IN THE KITCHEN
Another short play based on an urban legend
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: While cooking for her husband one night, Winona has a lust for blood.

New Short Plays - TAXES, SCHMAXES and ONE NIGHT AFTER FETTUCINI ALFREDO

TWO NEW SHORT PLAYS
By Martha Patterson

TAXES, SCHMAXES

SYNOPSIS: Married couple Layla and Romulus argue over taxes.


ONE NIGHT AFTER FETTUCINI ALFREDO

SYNOPSIS: Based on an urban legend. Mikey and Yolanda are in for a surprise when they return to their hotel room after dinner.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New short play: ILLUMINATION, by Martha Patterson

ILLUMINATION
A New Short Play
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: A Mother and her daughter and son argue about lightbulbs, solar power, and how their father never left her anything.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM, and LIES, by Martha Patterson, to be read at Geneva Theatre Guild

THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM
and
LIES
Two one-acts by Martha Patterson

To be given readings at the Geneva Theatre Guild, upstate New York, in late April.

SYNOPSES:
THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM - Young Dora and Charles visit a New York tea room and meet an array of provoking characters, only to discover a playwright is using the two of them for “material.”

LIES - Lourdes and Simon, a young married couple, are lying to each other. But how much – and why?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

NEW MONOLOGUES by MARTHA PATTERSON

OLIVE - A MONOLOGUE
By Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Olive, a wannabe actress, tries to get an audition at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.



GOTTA GET A LIFE
A Monologue by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Millie rambles about her life as she cooks for friends one night.

Six New Short Plays by Martha Patterson

GOSSIP BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS
A Comic Short by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Eloise and Sybil cherish their virginity but dream of real passion.


CELESTE
A Short Dramatic Play by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Celeste and her patrician mother argue about Celeste's choices in marriage. Meanwhile, the maid listens in.


BLOOD & RAGE
A Short Revenge Play by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Rogers, who favors her adopted son Arturo, commits violent acts.


HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
A Short Play by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Hillary, who says she hates everyone and is stuck in a rut, discusses adoption with her husband Max.


A VISIT FROM A GHOST
A Short Comic Play by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: Thomas meets his Mother’s Ghost and realizes she still has power over him.


SCENE FROM A SUBWAY
A Short Play by Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS: On the subway, teenager Sean tries to convince Mona she's finally met a real man.