Friday, September 9, 2016

FIVE NEW 10-MINUTE PLAYS FROM MARTHA PATTERSON


UNLUCKY
Synopsis:  A drama.  Former roommates Mickey and Lou haven't seen each other in seven years and have some catching up to do, including the revelation that one of them is HIV-positive.

DEMENTIA
Synopsis: A drama or perhaps a serio-comedy. Excerpted from a longer play, this is a Rashomon-like story about dementia where the audience does not know who is remembering correctly.

BIRDBRAINS
Synopsis:    A comedy, wherein Dana and Sam can’t order what they want from a rude waiter. 

THE DEMISE OF MRS. ROGERS
Synopsis: A blend of horror and drama, also excerpted from a longer play, this is a radio script about a demented mother in the 1930's who won’t take her medicine. Confronted by her daughter, she sets to work at murder with a letter opener.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Synopsis: Serio-comedy. Hillary, who says she hates everyone and is stuck in a rut, discusses adoption and other issues with her calm husband Max.

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