- A Queer Carol
Ben Scrooge lost his partner and lover Jake Marley twelve years ago on this very Christmas Eve. In the sumptuous town house office of “Scrooge & Marley, Interior Design,” Ben’s assistant, Robert Cratchit, awaits permission to close shop, and join his lover, Tim, who is HIV+, and their friends Carol and Maria. The wheels are in motion for a “very bumpy night.” While faithful to the Dickens original, this comedy offers an honest look at gay relationships, with Marilyn Monroe as the “Ghost of Christmas Past,” and “Christmas Present” portrayed as a drag queen.
“Very funny and unexpectedly touching” – Backstage
Available in the anthology, “Plays and Playwrights 2003”, edited by Martin Denton, from The New York Theatre Experience, Inc..
Two act: 1 hr. 30 min. (intermission optional) – simple set
7M: all ages
2F: 30s or 40s
- Bed & Breakfast
Five guests arrive at a Provincetown Bed and Breakfast for a June weekend. The new owner and his attentive “houseboy” have eagerly prepared for the guests, which include an older actor and his boy-toy, a cross-dressing cop, a personal trainer, and the owner’s widowed mother. By Sunday afternoon, things have changed for everyone, as issues are confronted, fears voiced, and hurdles overcome. While a comedy, this play also explores issues of love, loss, self-worth, and desires.
“Clever and witty. Plenty of punch. A delight.” – The Citizen
Two act: 1 hr. 30 min. – one set.
- Massage Therapy
Over the course of eleven consecutive sessions, a gay massage therapist and his female client grow to form an unusually strong bond. At first skeptical of each other, the two develop trust, and come to treasure their time together. When the client needs extraordinary support from the therapist, their bond is put to a huge test. This serious drama also provides surprises, and lots of humor.
“Best new play in the Key West Festival. Plays gingerly on the heart.” – South Florida Sun-Sentinel
One-Act: 1 hr. 20 min. – simple set
1F: late 30s
- Claptrapp or the Sound of Musicals
The travails of Maria and the Von Krapps. Within this comedy spoof excerpts of lyrics from 40 musicals constitutes the dialogue of the play.
One-Act: 50 min. – simple set
3M: one in 40s
- Child Support
A gay male couple announce to their two best friends that they are adopting a child from a Roumanian orphanage. One friend’s reaction is not at all what they expect.
One-Act: 20 min. – simple set
3M: one 60s, rest 30-40s