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Tales From Darkest Suburbia

2 Male, 2 Female

Edward Crosby Wells Price: $9.95

These dramatised Tales From Darkest Suburbia include ...

Tale One – THE DUMPLINGS

ACT ONE

SYNOPSIS: 1M/1W, Bare Stage, Chair, Love Seat, coffee and end table

Sid and Sylvia dumpling kidnap Lydia a well-known TV chef and have her on a chain in the kitchen where she is forced into cooking for them. Bound in the basement is Chef Pierre, another TV chef who refused to cook and went on a hunger strike

Though the characters of Chef Pierre and Lydia are never seen they are often heard as mumbles from behind duct tape. The Dumplings are now faced with the immediate dilemma of what to do with the chef in the cellar—less immediate is what to do with Lydia

Tale Two – THE SESSION

SYNOPSIS: 2M, Bare Stage, two chairs or a chair and a couch

Moe Beach is hearing a strange voice. Doctor Swisher thinks Moe may be having an affair with his wife. The good doctor has an u nconventionally diabolical approach to therapy

The line between patient and doctor becomes blurred when, together, they delve into the nature of reality. The cure may be far worse than the disease

Tale Three – THE HANGING JUDGES

SYNOPSIS: 2W/1M, Bare Stage

Three conniving judges of a local art competition, each with their own devious agenda, select the winning entrees for a forthcoming exhibition

ACT TWO

Tale Four – SISTERS OF LITTLE MERCY

SYNOPSIS: 1M/2E (one or two men play nuns), Bare Stage, small table and 3 chairs

Three nuns are banished to Little Mercy, Colorado, an abandoned silver mining town high in the Rocky Mountains, to do penitence for conduct unbecoming the wives of Jesus

Tale Five – THE RUBBING

SYNOPSIS: 2W, Bare Stage, 1 table set with tea things, 2 chairs

Sissie Brockman has invited her friend Minnie Swisher for afternoon tea and to show off her rubbing of Tallulah Bankhead’s gravestone that also serves as the tablecloth upon which they have their tea

Minnie would do or give anything to keep Sissie from revealing that she had been having an affair with Moe Beach who was recently shot under s uspicious circumstances

Sissie explores options for using the situation to her own advantage ...

Tale Six – ROSY’S GOING ‘ROUND THE WORLD

SYNOPSIS: 1F/1M, Bare Stage, 3 chairs

Rosy is waiting for her plane to board that will begin her journey around the world. Smith wishes he had never sat next to her as Rosy terrorizes him in her own inimitable style. Both have something to hide ...

2W/2M, Cast doubles, Bare Stage, full length.

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