As ideal as it may be to share the stage with any number of acclaimed plays or musicals of the 21st Century, Tony, Olivier or even Pulitzer prize winners (and yes, I can provide you an impressive list of under ninety minute pieces that fit the bill); you may need to look no further than this same website. I have several under ninety minute pieces that require a set in order to be properly performed. But don’t let that deter you. Plays have been requiring sets for longer than either of us have been alive. The pieces I offer here are all set shows under seventy five minutes in length:
SEVERANCE PLAYrunning time 75 minutes
SEVERANCE PLAYrunning time 75 minutes (2f, 1m)
Elaine arrives late for work, undermining an important presentation, and gets fired in the process, regardless of her reasoning: she found a head in the street (a human head). But she may also have lied one too many times in the past for the truth to be able set her free. And after all, what is free? And what is the truth? Severance Play is a black comedy about office politics, romance, sales, lies, sex and maybe a little murder.
POLITE CONVERSATIONS AND WINErunning time 60 minutes
POLITE CONVERSATIONS AND WINErunning time 60 minutes (4f)
Alice & Lisa are a young married couple, ready to take the plunge into motherhood. And that deserves a celebration gathering their closest friends and … and their mothers (Donna and Beth) may feel uncomfortable so … Alice & Lisa decide to hold two parties. This one will be just the four of them. 20th-century Mothers, 21st-century daughters, and Wine ... what could possibly go wrong?
OPEN MEETING CLOSEDrunning time 60 minutes
OPEN MEETING CLOSEDrunning time 60 minutes (6f)
4 women have closed their open AA meeting today to confront Helen, the woman who has slept with all their husbands . . . well, almost all. Enter the newcomer, looking for her first meeting, and you have the mix for an AA meeting / Intervention gone wrong.
IN THERAPYrunning time 60 minutes
IN THERAPYrunning time 60 minutes (1f, 1m, 1n)
As the lights come up we find Adam and Evelyn sitting, face to face clad in nothing but their underwear and their past as they attempt to engage in a new age therapy in order to course correct their present and restart their future. Proving, once again that life is, after all, a work in progress.