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A Rock Sails By
Dr. Lynn Cummings, an astrophysicist, tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter, and mourning the loss of her husband. When an unidentified object is discovered heading toward Earth, a less-than-reputable online magazine misquotes her, casting doubt on her credibility. The two-time Nobel Prize nominee and the ambitious journalist monitor the mysterious object. Dr. Cummings hopes to witness nothing remarkable and thus save her reputation, but there is no telling what she will discover beyond the stars.
1 Man, 2 Women, 2 Gender non-specific, 1 flexible set
The Tin Woman
The story of a woman, Joy, who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor. Our main characters–Joy and Hank, the father of the donor, struggle with the new directions their lives are now taking. Hank’s wife, Alice, and daughter, Sammy, cope in different ways, trying to understand why things happen the way they do. Unacknowledged grief, remembrance and surprising humor lead these four to new connections after this life-changing event.
4 Women, 2 Men, 1 flexible set
Making God Laugh
A family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the newly “launched” kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. Old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. Over the course of thirty years’ worth of celebrations – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and Easter – we see how, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
3 Men, 2 Women, 1 Set
Now and Then
enouement – n. The bitter-sweetness of arriving at the future, seeing how things turned out, but not being able to tell your past self. – UrbanDictionary.com
It’s 1981 and a young bartender (Jamie) is closing up one night, when there is a flash of red light outside. Thinking it’s an ambulance going by, he ignores it. Moments later, an older man (Jimmy) comes in for a quick one. They talk for a bit and get on to the subject of Jamie’s aspiring career as a pianist — he’s about to take time off from everything to just study and gig. Jimmy tells him to go for it, that he’ll regret it for the rest of his life if he doesn’t. At that, a young woman (Abby, Jamie’s girlfriend) enters the bar. They talk about life, careers, destiny, and finally, Jimmy tells them an unbelievable story about himself…that they don’t believe. As Jimmy is about to leave, there is another flash of red light and an older woman enters. She is not at all pleased. This is a story about love, following your dreams (or not) and the costs of the decisions we make.
4 actors, 1 set. A romance, a drama, a comedy.
As Long As We Both Shall Live
Addison Ashe is smart. Like, “super powers” smart. Despite all that, she’s never had too much luck with the guys… until now! She’s set to marry the man of her dreams, but mysterious mayhem threatens to cancel their nuptials. You’ll find out that it’s murder to make marriage work these days in As Long As We Both Shall Live! Playscripts.Inc.
3 Men, 2 Women, 1 Set
Beer for Breakfast
Four middle aged buddies reunite for a “guys’ weekend” complete with old music, cheap beer and enough cholesterol to stop Superman’s heart. These guys are out to prove they’ve still got it, so they are going to party like it’s 1979! It’s all going well until one of them doesn’t show up… but his wife does. Snowed in overnight, an epic struggles ensues: will man be judged the superior sex or will woman prevail? Will love truimph or will the old grudges win? And finally, perhaps most importantly, if Doritos are made of corn, why can’t they be considered a serving of vegetables? Playscripts, Inc.
3 Men, 1 Woman, 1 Set