Three One Acts: Crazy Eights/Baby Food/That Other Person

Overview

The three short comedies in this collection were all originally written as part of The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Described by as "the equivalent of a high-wire act without a net," the 24 Hour Plays is an annual benefit in which several one acts are written, cast, directed and performed on Broadway in less than a day. As says, "It’s a raucous, foot-stomping evening which redefines fresh." CRAZY EIGHTS. When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a ...
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Overview

The three short comedies in this collection were all originally written as part of The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Described by as "the equivalent of a high-wire act without a net," the 24 Hour Plays is an annual benefit in which several one acts are written, cast, directed and performed on Broadway in less than a day. As says, "It’s a raucous, foot-stomping evening which redefines fresh." CRAZY EIGHTS. When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie’s charming card-playing buddy. (2 men, 1 woman.) BABY FOOD is a contemporary comedy about an off-kilter couple desperately searching for godparents for their newborn infant. Little do they know that the friends they’ve chosen are less than adventurous diners and on the verge of a divorce. (2 men, 2 women.) THAT OTHER PERSON. Tonight is the night Ginge and Kevin are going to tell their respective spouses the marriage-shattering secret they’ve been keeping from everyone. But their bomb shell gets put on the back burner when a gorgeous peeping-tom, with secrets of her own, falls in the pool and nearly drowns. (2 men, 3 women.)
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Editorial Reviews

NY Post
The highly amusing comic playlet THAT OTHER PERSON was the highlight of the evening, displaying Lindsay-Abaire's gift for outrageous dialogue and situations.
NY Times
The highlight of the night was THAT OTHER PERSON, a funny, cleverly structured, quintessentially oddball piece by David Lindsay-Abaire. By creating their shows on the fly, the artists of the ‘24 Hour Plays,' which are dependably messy, spontaneous and occasionally in bad taste, prove to be even fringier than the Fringe.
TheaterMania.com
Astute and eye-opening! Lindsay-Abaire, who knows a good eccentric when he sees one, has something to say about unpredictable attractions between the sexes, and he says it with his usual cleverness and compassion for everyday nutzos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822221661
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 1,369,265
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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