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Oregon and Other Short Plays - Collection / Anthology

Oregon and Other Short Plays

Peter Hedges

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822216391

In OREGON, Mike, a born-again Christian, wants to "see the world, get …

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In OREGON, Mike, a born-again Christian, wants to "see the world, get to know people," so he hitchhikes to Bible college in Oregon. He's picked up by two punk rockers and in nine short scenes the three find a common language, which leads Mike to do the unthinkable. (2 men, 1 woman.) Brother and sister, ANDY AND CLAIRE, are very close. Claire brings home her new boyfriend, the formidable Eddie, and over six scenes it's a fight between Andy and Eddie for who will get Claire. (2 men, 1 woman.) FOOD RELATED is a series of short sketches that all deal with, well, food. There is that alluring stalk of celery (1 man, 1 woman, 1 stalk); we find an intoxicating orange (2 men, 1 woman, 1 orange); we delight in the surprising birthday cake (1 man, 1 woman, 1 cake); we are mystified by a half-dozen eggs (2 man, 6 eggs); and a serious plate of noodles prompts an urgent plea (1 man, 1 woman, 1 plate of noodles). (FOOD RELATED can be performed by a total of 2 men and 1 woman or each sketch can be cast accordingly.) In a loving send-up of support groups, THE AGE OF PIE climaxes with an unusual and exhilarating celebration of luscious cream pies. (4 men, 4 women.)
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