Sunday, June 17, 2012

Play for two actors (1W, 1M) - TALKING TO STRANGERS by Martha Patterson.

TALKING TO STRANGERS is a one act comedy set in New York City, about a young man and woman who meet by accident on a bench in Central Park. Anne’s boyfriend has just knocked her into a fountain and she enters dripping wet. At first put off by her openness, Harry, a friendly but quiet graphic artist, seeks to end the conversation quickly, but then finds Anne more interesting as she reveals her insecurities to him, and they develop a friendship through a long conversation about their jobs, love lives, dates with celebrity look-alikes, and loss of virginity. At the end of the play Harry invites Anne to spend the night on a sofa in his apartment, just to get away from her boyfriend – but will Anne accept his invitation? Paperback. Available from Amazon, and from JAC Publishing at 781-272-2066 or joe@jacneed.com.

MARTHA PATTERSON, playwright, publishes collection titled WHAT WOMEN WANT.

A Collection of Nine Short Plays. All feature strong women's roles. Includes comedy and drama; suitable for wide range of ages. These plays have been produced at Northwest Changing Scene Theatre, Washington; Thespian Productions, Florida; Pink Banana Theatre, Wisconsin; Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia. Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC Publishing: 781-272-2066. Paperback.

MARTHA PATTERSON, playwright, publishes full-length comedy THE MAID'S DAY OFF.

Cast of five (2W, 3M). SYNOPSIS: Present-day, full-length comedy about Sophia, a young, struggling American actress who is shacking up with Nick, an aging, semi-retired English rock star in London. With booze flowing freely, their talk ranges from Shakespeare to interracial marriages, snooty shopkeepers, and Sophia’s career as an actress. Impatient with Sophia, Nick sends her packing. When they meet five years later in New York, Sophia is now a successful but troubled film star. Will they connect this time, or will their conversation revolve mostly around Nick’s obsession with losing his current maid? Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC Publishing: 781-272-2066. Paperback.

MARTHA PATTERSON, playwright, publishes one-act WHAT REMAINS.

A One-Act Drama. Cast of four (3W, 1M). This play has been produced Off-Off-Broadway by Love Creek Prods. 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? Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC at 781-272-2066. Paperback.

Play for four actors (3W, 1M), WHAT REMAINS, by Martha Patterson, published by JAC Publishing.

WHAT REMAINS, A One-Act Drama. This play has been produced Off-Off-Broadway by Love Creek Prods. 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? Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC at 781-272-2066. Paperback.

Play for Five Actors (2W, 3M), THE MAID'S DAY OFF, by Martha Patterson, published by JAC Publishing

THE MAID'S DAY OFF, A full-length comedy. SYNOPSIS: Present-day, full-length comedy about Sophia, a young, struggling American actress who is shacking up with Nick, an aging, semi-retired English rock star in London. With booze flowing freely, their talk ranges from Shakespeare to interracial marriages, snooty shopkeepers, and Sophia’s career as an actress. Impatient with Sophia, Nick sends her packing. When they meet five years later in New York, Sophia is now a successful but troubled film star. Will they connect this time, or will their conversation revolve mostly around Nick’s obsession with losing his current maid? Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC Publishing: 781-272-2066. Paperback.

Plays About Women: WHAT WOMEN WANT, by Martha Patterson, published by JAC Publishing.

WHAT WOMEN WANT, A Collection of Nine Short Plays. These plays have been produced at Northwest Changing Scene Theatre, Washington; Thespian Productions, Florida; Pink Banana Theatre, Wisconsin; Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia. All feature strong women's roles. Includes comedy and drama; suitable for wide range of ages. Available on Amazon and by phone from JAC Publishing: 781-272-2066. Paperback.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CONFIDENCES

A New Short Play By Martha Patterson Over drinks, nostalgic Molly and her friend Ruth are joined by an old high school acquaintance.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

THE GHOST OF CLAUDE RAINS - New Short Play

A New Short Play By Martha Patterson SYNOPSIS: The ghost of old-time movie star Claude Rains appears in a bar, alarming the bartender and a patron.