Three One-acts: Crazy Eights, Baby Food, and That Other Person

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Dramatists Play Service, 2006 - Drama - 46 pages
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THE STORIES: The three short comedies in this collection were all originally written as part of The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Described by The New York Post as "the equivalent of a high-wire act without a net," the 24 Hour Plays is an annual benefit in which several one acts are written, cast, directed and performed on Broadway in less than a day. As Black Book says, "It's a raucous, foot-stomping evening which redefines fresh." CRAZY EIGHTS. When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie's charming card-playing buddy. (2 men, 1 woman.) BABY FOOD is a contemporary comedy about an off-kilter couple desperately searching for godparents for their newborn infant. Little do they know that the friends they've chosen are less than adventurous diners and on the verge of a divorce. (2 men, 2 women.) THAT OTHER PERSON. Tonight is the night Ginge and Kevin are going to tell their respective spouses the marriage-shattering secret they've been keeping from everyone. But their bomb shell gets put on the back burner when a gorgeous peeping-tom, with secrets of her own, falls in the pool and nearly drowns. (2 men, 3 women.)

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David Linday-Abaire's off-beat comedy Fuddy Meers has received over 300 productions across the country and abroad (including London's West End), after its Off-Broadway premiere in 1999. Other plays include Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo (LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Playwriting, three Garland Awards, the Kesselring Prize), which he is adapting for Dreamworks.

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