Synopsis

The Gorges Motel

The Gorges Motel $10.99

Gretchen Cryer et al

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 4 Female

Lives intersect in comic and dramatic fashion in a motel that has seen better days in Watkins Glen, New York

Break-ups and a wedding, a rapping reverend and a drone attack, the ridiculous and the sublime all come together in one unlikely place

The Gorges Motel is a collection of seven thematically linked short plays:

MISSING ~ James Hindman

KISSING COUSINS ~ Craig Pospisil

WHAT LOLA SAW ~ Isaac Himmelman

REVEREND ~ Lynne Halliday

SECOND CHANCE ~ Lynne Halliday

BRECKENRIDGE ~ Gretchen Cryer

HERE COMES THE DRONE ~ Arlene Hutton

REVIEWS

" ... a tantalizing, comic daisy chain of short plays by six playwrights" ~ The New York Times

" ... has the feel of somehow being 'woven together' without the scenes necessarily depending upon one another. The parts work as well separately as they do in concert Standing out are Craig Pospisil's KISSING COUSINS and Gretchen Cryer's BRECKENRIDGE Ms. Cryer's scriptis rich in tropes and authentic characterization" ~ Off Off Broadway Review

"Arlene Hutton's HERE COMES THE DRONE ties the anthology's strands together and tops them with a great sight-gag bow " ~Time Out New York

"MISSING by James Hindman is in three parts[The first] focuses on Virginia the proprietor of the motel and one of the guests, Robert. Virginia assumes Robert is in town to visit the 400-foot-deep gorge in Watkins Glen State Park. But Robert, a hometown boy, is actually returning to climb out of a deeper, albeit metaphorical hole, one left by his estrangement from his family. The second is his meeting with his sister, the most affecting scene in the play. Lynne Halliday expands on Virginia's story in SECOND CHANCE, in which she too is estranged from her family The funniest piece is KISSING COUSINS by Craig Pospisil, in which two sisters discover that they both slept with the groom-one 15 years ago, one last week The most extensive and surreal piece, by Arlene Hutton, starts with the bride sitting in shock, her wedding dress covered in blood" ~ New York Theater


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