Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Experimental
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The present. A bare stage with a bench.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo
Scene work, Competition or audition material
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Winner! 2001 Best Play: British One-Act Finals
Winner! 2007 Best Play at ALL IRELAND FINALS at ROSSMORE, IRELAND.
Winner! 2012 Whitemoss Trophy (UK)
Winner! 2016 Scottish Community Drama Association Festival Finals
A person sits on a bench at the edge of an abyss. In the style of Theatre of the Absurd, this is simply done as a bench on the edge of the apron. Along comes a second person contemplating "a heroic dive." Their repartee, the meaning of where they really are and what they are really there for, draws out the humor and conflict of the edge. What is the abyss and what are these people doing here? Comic and terrifying concepts mix with these lives that are drawn to the edge, the confrontations here, and the concludion that life is precious after all. A terrific, bare stage, 2 character piece!
Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 6th Series.
"Jannuzzi's comedy is refreshingly offbeat" - Daily News
"Pretention is avoided with Ingenius narrative turns and electric repartee." - Los Angeles Times
"Dialogue riddled with humor and empathy for the human condition and the decisions of life and death. A fine piece of writing." - Dramalogue
Selected by New York Theatre Critics and published by Samuel French as one of the winning plays in the 6th Annual Off-Broadway play festival.