Contains: Just a Joke
(8f) The first play of the collection, Just a Joke
, tells the story of Libby Chandler, a fascinating young girl who desperately wants to be a stand-up comic. The play follows her throughout her routine in a talent show, and although she is somewhat successful at it, it is at the expense of hurting her family and friends, whom she almost cruelly imitates. Soon her sense of humor causes more hardship than laughs, and she is placed in the precarious position of having to choose between the acceptance of the crowd and the love of her family.
Of Widows and Vegetables
(7m / 4f / extras) A play in the tradition of commedia dell'arte, and tells the story of Harlequin, a spontaneously mischievous character, and explores love and money, marriage and virginal vestitude, zucchinis and death, lentils and tap dancing widows - but it is so much more than that! Prior to publication, this play was the winner of state and regional one act play contests, and was featured in regional play festivals.