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Fresh Brewed: Tales from the Coffee Bar - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Fresh Brewed: Tales from the Coffee Bar

Henry Meyerson

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573660399

"An incredible 55-minute show that held my interest every minute." - Stu Hamsta's Cabaret Hotline

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
$45 per short play individually


Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Fresh Brewed is a collection of eleven plays, all of which take place in a coffee bar, all of which use the same set of two small tables and four chairs, and all of which can be performed by two male and two female actors in various combinations from a monologue to two quartets.

Plays in the collection include:
No Prune
Morning Coffee
Hierarchy
Him
Betty
This Has Been Some Day
Class
Hopeful Alice
George And Martha
Happy Birthday
I Feel Swell

"An incredible 55-minute show that held my interest every minute. These eight short vignettes, with four actors playing various roles, were real slice of life and so fascinating...I love good writing as much as I love good songwriting, so it was double my pleasure this time out. This is not quite a 'family show' so parents be advised. But it is a comic evening with a twist - there are truly thoughtful insights interspersed with the clever, humorous dialog. Truly, not to be missed!" - Stu Hamsta's Cabaret Hotline

"Fresh Brewed: Tales from the Coffee Bar is…eight short comedic vignettes, written by Henry Meyerson, about everyday people and their lives.  The plays are clever, funny, sad, humiliating, dysfunctional, functional and…just about people! “No Prunes” is about a really dysfunctional messed-up chick… who meets a guy who wants to hook up with the right gal. But we soon find out he’s as messed up as she. “Happy Birthday” is about two guy friends who meet for coffee every Sunday for verbal jousting, this time on one of their birthdays, with a lot of funny lines about circumcision and diminished capacity (in bed). But “George & Martha Find a Way” is probably one of the best of the lot, as the overly dramatic, tongue-in-cheek couple who figure out how to keep their romance alive having verbal sex." - Cabaret Scenes

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

While there are 25 parts in the full collection, all can be played by 2m, 2f ages 20-40, or as many as the director/producer prefers.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Henry Meyerson

Henry Meyerson's publications with Samuel French include the full-lengths Beware the Man Eating Chicken, Shtick, and The Secret Life of Seagulls; and the short-play collections Fresh Brewed: Tales from The Coffee Bar and Proceed to Check-Out. Other publications include the one-act Tech Support, published by Smith & Kraus who also re-print portions of The Secret Life of Seagulls ... view full profile

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