John Chatterton Presents, Inc. Presents
Short Play Lab
Saturday, January 09, 2010 through Sunday, January 10, 2010
Dramas and Comedies in very small packages.
Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
Program 1: The Dramas
Jan. 9 at 7 pm
Jan. 10 at 2 pm
Written by Jane Prendergast
Three women confront the end of life in their own ways. Which one will "get it right"?
On the Way to My Abortion
Written by Daniel Ajl Kitrosser
Carly is about to have an abortion. On route, she makes various stops: to the beach, to her sister who works at an airport, to a parking lot. Carly sees that life is fleeting: no matter how long you live, she knows she made the best decision she could at the time. That's all anyone can do.
Written by Oliver Thrun
Directed by Jonathan Weber
A TV news studio anonymously receives the missing 18 minutes and 30 seconds of the Watergate Tapes. If made public, the information on the tapes could cause the downfall of the country. A last minute decision must be made whether or not to air the tape.
Written and Directed by Lenny Schwartz
Brian and Laurie exist inside a single photograph. The entire frame of the picture is blank except for them. Together, they experience and examine their relationship filling in the details of that one individual image.
Written by Alexander Koo
A confrontation between a divorced father and his angry son during a hunting trip has dire consequences.
Written by Jonathan Wallace
Directed by Elizabeth Bove
A brother and sister visiting their childhood home confront the question of whether you ever get out of Brooklyn alive.
Written and Directed by Michael Niederman
A drunken search for the American Soul.
Program 2: The Comedies
Saturday, January 9th at 9pm
Sunday, January 10th at 4pm
Mine Or Yours
Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster
A gay man and his fag hag try to determine the sexuality of an attractive man at a bar.
One Hand Clapping
Written and Directed by Adam Samtur
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, can it hatch a scheme to put an end to the human race? Find out in this uproarious absurdist comedy which will "leaf" you "pine-ing" for more.
In The Bank
Written by Meri Wallace
Directed by Lillian King
Two strangers meeting at a sperm bank make a surprising discovery.
Darcy and Duke
Written and directed by Gabrielle Fox
Duke, not the regular delivery guy, barrels into Darcy's mid-life, lonely rut challenging all of her beliefs on romance and daring her to go out with him.
Written and directed by Lorraine Goodman
What price beauty? A face-lift comes between husband and wife.
Written by David Slate
In a small ramshackle house, somewhere off the beaten path of Route 66, a dysfunctional mother grooms her equally dysfunctional daughters in the art of romance. Misfortune ensues for a UPS guy making a delivery who gets more than just a signature for his package…
Written by Jonathan Wallace
Directed by Ed Matthews
Hinky asked his friend Peteyman for a small favor: "Just shoot me in the head."