Download PDF by Andrew Biss: A Ballyhoo in Blighty: Four One-Act Comedies

By Andrew Biss

ISBN-10: 1530008220

ISBN-13: 9781530008223

The multi-award profitable, significantly acclaimed “Indigenous Peoples” (Winner “Best Play”– New York’s Wonderland One-Act competition) is paired with 3 different cheeky, uproarious comedies in what's absolute to be an unforgettable, side-splitting evening’s leisure.

Also incorporated are “The guy Who cherished Dick”, “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks related” – all outrageously humorous British comedies that experience acquired lauded productions in London, manhattan and beyond.

Cast dimension: 4M / 5F (Roles could be doubled for a 2M/2F forged configuration)

The Plays:

Indigenous Peoples

1M/1F Approx. half-hour

Over a bottle of wine, Roger and Caroline embark upon a clumsy dialogue concerning the loss of intimacy of their relationships with others. Later, as nature calls, Caroline's worry of being overheard whereas relieving herself compels her to enterprise extra afield looking for a extra deepest sector within which to avail herself. Terror moves, even if, whilst she is confident that she's been bitten through a snake – additionally in a personal quarter. Too faraway from support, Roger makes an attempt to take away the venom within the simply means he is familiar with how, sending Caroline reeling from desperation to exultation, and inadvertently transferring their courting to a degree of intimacy that had as soon as appeared unattainable.

Indigenous Peoples had its U.K. most appropriate at Union Theatre, London, in 2002. The play had its U.S. most popular on the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway brief Play competition, ny, 2003.

The guy Who cherished Dick

2M/1F Approx. half-hour

Douglas and Felicity have simply thrown a small welcoming soiree for his or her new neighbours, Richard and his spouse. while Felicity couldn’t were extra appalled by means of their evident loss of classification and social prestige, Douglas unearths himself particularly taken via their humble loss of airs and graces. whilst Richard reappears on their doorstep, even though, looking for a runaway cat, it quickly transpires that first impressions aren’t consistently those that count.

The guy Who beloved Dick had its most advantageous on the Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Montréal, in 2006.

Kitchen Sink Drama

2F Approx. 15 minutes

Elaine’s husband, Graham, has confessed anything that’s thrown her neat and tidy, albeit oppressive life into entire disarray. looking solace and assistance from her semi-estranged sister, pleasure, Elaine is now pressured to confront her lifestyles head on and make judgements that previously could were unthinkable.

Kitchen Sink Drama had its superior on the long island Theatre resource, ny, in 2009.

Carbon-Based existence shape Seeks Similar

1M/1F Approx. 15 minutes

Leslie’s made up our minds to offer love one other attempt, yet in an international of shameless self-promotion, pre-packaged personalities, and synthetic physique components, can an individual nonetheless be enjoyed easily for who they're, or do chuffed endings in basic terms exist in therapeutic massage parlors?

Carbon-Based lifestyles shape Seeks comparable had its prime on the American Theatre of Actors, long island, 2011.

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