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Bitten

Author: Penny Jackson
Brian must convince his Irish alcoholic grandmother, Stella, that it’s time for her to move to a retirement community but Stella refuses to leave what she considers her true home: Quinn’s bar and its eccentric denizens.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2014

Cry Havoc

Author: Tom Coash
Set in present day Cairo, CRY HAVOC explores the troubled relationship between the western world and the Islamic Middle East; cultural imperialism, religious fundamentalism, political repression, and personal sexuality are deftly unfolded in this tender and shocking play about the dissolution of a loving relationship between a British expatriate writer and his young Egyptian lover.
Content Advisory: Includes male nudity (can be optional) and strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/14/2015

Dear Prudence

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Death in Venice in First Person

Author: Rory Lance
A new one-person adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic tale of Aschenbach's summer holiday and how it quickly becomes a journey of self-discovery and an exploration of the very depths of loneliness and obsession.
Content Advisory: Sexual themes
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

Follow

Author: Crystal Skillman
Two estranged brothers must say goodbye to the woman they've loved in her dying hour. But with the arrival of her daughter the brothers are forced to face their decades long rift of truth and lies in the intimate Lower East Side apartment that's been in their family for generations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/2/2013

Good Lonely People

Author: Carol Carpenter
On election night, the only white democratic family in a conservative town holds a secret Obama party. But when their gay daughter arrives from the city for the celebration, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of "family."
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but handled sensitively
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

In Good Faith

Author: Joe Godfrey
An old, established, Episcopal church in New York City, seeking a new rector to bring new vigor to the aging structure and dwindling congregation, gets much more than they bargained for when they hire the Rev. Thomas Brainerd of Atlanta.
Content Advisory: No nudity or strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/29/2015

Kingdom for a Horse

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A once powerful man, now on trial, finds himself trapped in his own house with his keeper.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/17/2015

Murmurs and Incantations

Author: Dahn Hiuni
In search of peace of mind and artistic truth, a gay New York performance artist confronts the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed by the Nazis.
Content Advisory: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF HOLOCAUST CRIMES; SOME STRONG LANGUAGE.
1 Act, 95 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/2/2016

Old Flame

Author: Richard Ploetz
Barbara's high school boyfriend, Mike, reappears half a century later (with his much younger sexy girlfriend), still carrying a torch for "Babs", throwing her life and her 50-year marriage to Frank into crisis.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/11/2015

On Deaf Ears

Author: Robin Rothstein
When Sadie and Evelyn’s daily poolside pow-wows are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of Sadie's estranged daughter, all are forced to finally face the truth about their families and prejudices in this bittersweet comedy about the complexities of love, denial and forgiveness.
Content Advisory: There is a same sex relationship and a heterosexual relationship reflected in the play, but it’s all very PG-13. While there are a few emotionally intimate moments, nothing sexual occurs on stage. There is occasional strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 3/18/2012

Tales from Geriassic Park - On the Verge of Extinction

Author: Verna Gillis
“Closer to dead than to alive,” she puts on her retrospectacles.
Content Advisory: Adult concepts and language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/6/2015

Tea in the Afternoon

Author: Vanessa Shealy
To unearth family secrets, Elizabeth seeks out her feisty great aunt, Bes, but what she discovers is a strange sisterhood that will never be forgotten.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/23/2013

The Soap Myth

Author: Jeff Cohen
A young journalist explores the controversy surrounding the Nazi atrocity of making soap from the fat of murdered Jews – weighing a holocaust survivor’s eye-witness testimony against scholars’ insistence on evidentiary fact as a primary criteria and the pressures imposed by historical “revisionists” – i.e. anti-Semitic holocaust deniers. The play explores how history itself is determined.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. No profanity, no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Three of Us

Author: Tamara Rose
After a tragic car accident, two members of a threesome are left to ponder the love that existed and how to live with a ghost.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, frank discussion of sex acts, Polyamory, Suicide
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/22/2014

The Woodpusher

Author: Sean Pomposello
Archie is visiting New York City from D.C., trying to raise the entry fee to compete in the World Chess Open, but when he meets a gang of homeless blitz hustlers from Inwood Park in the Bronx, it appears he's met his match.
Content Advisory: Adult language, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/28/2016

TRACES/fades

Author: Lenora Champagne
A meditation on Alzheimer’s and our national inability to remember history.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/25/2013