Two Of Us, The

Two Of Us, The

by Michael Frayn
     
 
A collection of short plays

Black and Silver

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

In this short, affecting and laughable scene parents are awakened in the middle of the night by the baby. They stumble about trying to pacify the infant. At one point the husband panics because he cannot hear the baby breathing in the cradle, which is only reasonable

Overview

A collection of short plays

Black and Silver

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

In this short, affecting and laughable scene parents are awakened in the middle of the night by the baby. They stumble about trying to pacify the infant. At one point the husband panics because he cannot hear the baby breathing in the cradle, which is only reasonable because the wife has put it on their bed.

Mr. Foot

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

A tour de force for an actor and actress-- and a foot. It seems the man's foot jiggles uncontrollably at various moments and the woman enjoys discussing this with a little man who isn't there.

The New Quixote

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

A woman on the verge of middle age spent the night in her flat with a 20 year old she met at a party. Now it's Sunday morning and time for her to get on with the business of a new day, but the boy returns with all his records and books. He announces that he has found happiness and intends to stay. He is so sincere that she is swept along in the tide of his new found love. In The Two of Us,

Chinamen

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

Two actors play five characters. She has asked a woman, her new hippy boyfriend and some other guests for dinner. He invited the woman's deserted husband. The object is to keep the estranged husband and wife apart. They dine in two different rooms and maneuver the guests so that these two are never in the same room.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573625510
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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