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AGORAPHILIA     A one-act comedy drama
6 Staged Performances: Fall 2013, Ross Valley Players RAW Series, Director: Billie Cox

VIDEO — from Ross Valley Players run, October 2013


SYNOPSIS
It’s the fifth century BCE and everything is normal in Almyros, Greece — everything except Amphora, the hyper-phobic daughter of the town potter Sabas. Amphora’s psychological status doesn’t stay quo for long when she is shipped off for drama therapy in Golden Age Athens..


BELOVED EDDIE     A one-act comedy drama
6 Staged Performances: Spring 2013, Ross Valley Players RAW Series, Director: Keith Jefferds

SYNOPSIS
In one little corner of the pet cemetery, it’s a triangle of neediness: Doug the human and his two dearly beloved pets, Patricia and Eddie. Nobody’s quite ready to say good-bye in this little ménage, but things begin to sort out when free-spirit Amy arrives to put to rest the outrageous Bardolph, her recently passed-on Doberman.


SWING SET     A one-act drama

Reading: June 14, 2010, Virago Theatre Company, Director: Alex Moggridge

SYNOPSIS
Tucker and his wife Helen have arrived at the home of Tucker's mother and have found the old woman sitting in the TV room off right: she is clearly dead, and may have been so for days. At lights up, the couple stand upstage near the front door, debating what to do. Tucker is indecisive to the point of immobilization. He stays rooted to the same spot throughout the play, his awareness swinging between the demands of the now (his wife) and a series of compelling time-shift reveries (peopled by unforgettable phantoms from his past).


SURVIVAL RATE     A one-ac,t 3-character comedy-drama
Reading: September 12, 2010, Masquers Playhouse, Director: Keith Jefferds

SYNOPSIS
Prompted by his friend Ellis, Stew pays a visit to Ellis's wife Victoria, who is currently hospitalized "for observation" of a mysterious disease. Repeated visits lead to a revival of the old affinity between Stew and Victoria, a relationship that predates by many years the advent of Ellis. By gradual stages, Stew is coaxed and badgered by Victoria to join her in the hospital bed for a more definitive form of intimacy. On release from the hospital, Victoria opts to resume married life with Ellis, but she leaves Stew with a legacy that redefines the term femme fatale.


SINATRA IN HELL     A one-act, 2-character comedy
Reading: September 11, 2011, Masquers Playhouse, Director: Keith Jefferds

SYNOPSIS
The late singer and hellraiser is cooling his heels in purgatory. His assignment: Pass the post-mortem centuries in solitary, listening to an endless loop of his own songs — belted out karaoke-style by drunken Sinatra wannabes. When, at the end of his tether, Ol' Blue Eyes screams out a well-known oath, he finds himself face-to-face with the guy you might least expect to meet in perdition.


LUCKY GUY     A two-act romantic comedy

SYNOPSIS
At a web design awards night, company boss Guy (who calls himself “Lucky Guy”) fully expects to win the evening’s lottery Grand Prize, but his employee Dileep wins it instead. This leads to a change of fortune for everyone - Guy and his wife Jo, Dileep and Sarita.


THE CLEANERS     A one-act fantasy

SYNOPSIS
Marley is a private man who wants nothing more from the rest of his life than to weed his garden and keep a tight grip on his houseful of stuff – but a visit from the couple across the street leads to a weeding Marley never expected.


THE BEAST  WITH 59 LEGS   A one-act comedy

SYNOPSIS
The year is 1959 and movie director Rudy Scholssberg is battling on many fronts as he struggles against cancer, men of no vision, and the dismemberment of his beloved “Beast with 59 Legs.”


LIONEL AND EURYDICE     A one-act comedy

SYNOPSIS
When they meet with Signor Dante in his Sussex imports boutique, putti scholar Lionel and his wife Eurydice find themselves reminiscing about incidents from their youth — including the day that Eurydice was mistakenly abducted from the chemist’s by a character from Greek mythology.


AGORAPHILIA     A one-act comedy

SYNOPSIS
It’s the fifth century BCE and everything is normal in Almyros, Greece — everything except Amphora, the hyper-phobic daughter of the town potter Sabas. But Amphora’s psychic status doesn’t stay quo for long when she is shipped off for drama therapy in Golden Age Athens — at the hands of some fellow named Sophocles.


FREEFALL     A one-act surreal comedy

SYNOPSIS
Emeritus Professor Merle Gannet Finch stands behind a podium, poised to deliver what may be a stirring lecture on bird migration, or his swan song, or both.