Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THESE PEOPLE, a newly-revised one-act from Martha Patterson

SYNOPSIS:  Melinda is a 50-year-old former actress who now works in publishing. When her neighbor Sushila, a 25-year-old East Indian woman who works in business, gets locked out of her apartment down the hall, she knocks on Melinda’s door for help. Through their conversation, Melinda is enlightened about her own feelings of prejudice, as well as learning about generosity in a sexual encounter with the lonely young man who lives next door. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Newly completed revision of A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Just finished revising my full-length, A TIME FOR EVERYTHING.  Small cast (3 women, 2 men).

SYNOPSIS:  A serio-comedy that takes place while Trump and Hillary are running for President.  Samantha, unemployed, and Olive, a housewife, are best friends.  While preparing for the Boston Marathon, Samantha becomes a surrogate mother for Olive and her husband Dean.  Dean loses his job and Olive opens an antique shop with Samantha. Olive occupies her free time waiting for the baby’s arrival by rehearsing for an audition with the renowned Huntington Theatre, dreaming of becoming an actress despite having no signs of talent whatsoever. Meanwhile, as the 2016 Presidential race is moving forward, Olive and Dean’s friend Steve breaks up with an unsuitable woman and takes a sudden interest in Sam.  With desires of being a life coach, and despite his inexperience, Steve coaches Olive with her audition, and Sam with the LaMaze method of giving birth. When the baby is born, who will win the election, and will these four pals remain fast friends?