NOBODY GETS PAID
Solos, duos and trios tell the story of a jazz club from inside out. The club owner laments "Memory is a mistake and there ain't no cure for it." Musicians debate the word "professional." They also tell jokes. Form, function and lingo sing the lives behind America's original art form.
1 f, 3-8 m
MRS. JENNINGS' SITTER
*Great Plains Theatre Conference Mainstage Selection
In an affluent suburb of everyday America, a kleptomaniac high school babysitter catches Mrs. Jennings lying to her husband about the authenticity of a new handbag. Accusations accompany blackmail and the two women enter into an embattled, frequently comic contest for insight involving prescription pills, Ding Dongs, motherhood, world religion and scrapbooking.
* Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlab Selection
Boyd and Peggy's dog may or may not be missing. There may or may not be a mountain lion lurking about. Their baseball star son may or may not be an arsonist. Something is definitely wrong in suburban America.
1f , 2m
BROWN SPOTS AND BIRD WOUNDS
A careworn caregiver is hanging apples off her coat rack, much to the concern of her significant other. Poetic imagery and language fight for memory and family stories.
Goethe and Schiller decide to write Die Xenien, a collection of poetry, to humiliate their detractors. Humor, bromance and theatre history combine in this tribute to friendship.