THE STORIES: From Molière in IKEA to Chekhov in a Taco Bell, this series of short comedies satirizes the world of the American consumer in the style of canonical playwrights. It’s a walk through history…if history were a strip mall.
THE ELMAE. A child receives the most desired birthday present of the year—a Tickle Me Elmo. Chaos and discord descend upon the party as the children vie for a chance to tickle the Elmo. (3 men, 3 women.) THE PERSEVERATORS. A trip to IKEA tests the friendship of two young men, and a disagreement over interior design becomes a battle of wit in rhyming couplets. (2 men, 1 woman.) PEANUTS & CRACKER JACK. A young couple attends a baseball game, where foul balls, a bombastic hot dog hawker, and overpriced Cracker Jack give their relationship the jolt it needs. (1 man, 2 women.) UPRIGHT & LOCKED. Claustrophobia and confusion overcome a woman on an airplane. The mysterious voice making inflight announcements only exacerbates her confusion. (1 woman, 1 n/s) THE MOST LAMENTABLE COMEDIE OF MOIRA AND ROSA. Two women are fired from their posts at an Amazon warehouse for stealing, but their criminal motives were honorable: to post honest online reviews. (1 man, 2 women.) THE EL TAQUERIA. A failing family-owned Tex-Mex franchise in the Berkshires is facing foreclosure, but the three sisters in charge are oblivious. Their estranged brother returns to make them face facts. (2 men, 3 women.)