Andrew Biss's Arcane Acts of Urban Renewal: Five One-Act Comedies PDF

By Andrew Biss

ISBN-10: 1548230944

ISBN-13: 9781548230944

a set of 5 thematically similar, darkly funny one-act performs from award-winning playwright Andrew Biss during which usual humans locate themselves within the such a lot striking circumstances.

An sincere Mistake: Madge has lengthy given that surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her via her belligerent husband, Stan. in this specific night, notwithstanding, her fears of a rat underneath the floorboards, mixed together with her absent-mindedness, lead to her dishing up Stan not just his night meal - but in addition his simply deserts!

A normal Face: aged ladies, previous associates, join up in a London café presently after one them - Dora - has been widowed. As Dora's grief and anger intensifies, her buddy Eydie starts to suspect there's extra to her angst than the lack of a friend. while Dora flippantly gets rid of from her buying bag a wide glass jar containing a human head, discussions over its mysterious identification, and the way it got here to be lodged within the cabinet less than her stairs, bring about a few startling revelations.

A Slip of the Tongue: leave out Perkins, uninterested in the consistent innuendos and sexual insinuations of her enterprise, Mr. Reams, has made up our minds handy in her detect. in this specific morning, even though, Mr. Reams comes to a decision to take issues one step extra. regrettably, as a result of pass over Perkins' fearful disposition and a cell that jewelry at a disturbingly excessive pitch, he quickly discovers he is bitten off greater than he can chew...or at the least, one in every of them has.

An Embarrassing Odour: Ethel, a widowed pensioner, sits down one night to take on her day-by-day crossword puzzle. without notice her tranquil global is grew to become the other way up while a burglar enters her domestic, believing it to be unoccupied. As Ethel vainly makes an attempt to forge a courting with the violent antisocial ahead of her, his issues lie purely with getting his arms on her valuables...that and the disagreeable scent that fills the room. what's that smell?

A gorgeous Confession: in the course of a night in entrance of the tv a staid married couple without warning locate themselves having to confront a brand new reality.

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