Five Serious One-Act Comedies

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Booktango, Nov 19, 2012 - Drama
In "Mom's Sweetheart", elderly and infirm Molly, a widow, has invited a stranger to visit her, alarming her daughter Jennifer, who believes he might be just another con artist. He shows up, much to Molly's delight (like her he loves flowers, poetry and travel), but in no way does he pose the dangers Jennifer has imagined. "Ghosts and Other Immigrants" focuses on three desperate Mexican immigrants attempting to make it in New York City. They hire Mama Lucy, a Hatian witch, to conjure up the ghosts of immigrants long gone to advise them how they might improve their lot. "Be Reasonable - Agree!" presents Procrustes, an evil creature who murders his guests who do not fit his special bed either by chopping or stretching them; at least, those guests who don't agree with him on every topic he chooses, or who are not significantly wealthy. Then along comes Prince Theseus with his own ideas about interpersonal dynamics. Needing gold, Clytemnestra in "Homer Should Only Know" cleverly plans to start the Trojan War by using her stupid husband Agamemnon and her luscious kid sister Helen. In "With Gods Like These...", two highly argumentative deities, God and the earth goddess Gaea, badly frighten Chloe and Menander, sweet young lovers who reach their own conclusions after the gods exit.
 

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Ghosts and Other Immigrants
Be ReasonableAgree
Homer Should Only Know
With Gods Like These   
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