10 Minute Play
Fantasy, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A gaudy game show stage
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Beth comes on the fantasy game show “Morality Made Easy” in an attempt to shed her anxieties one by one. Dominated by a sleazy host and his assistant, the game posits that one can find inner peace with the decisions one makes – if one chooses not to think about the consequences or ponder the other possible decisions. When it becomes clear that Beth is the type to seriously consider her actions and every possible alternative, the game hammers her down and exposes her anxieties even more. Beth attempts to take control of what she can and walks off the show, cursing it as she leaves.
Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.
Attack of the Moral Fuzzies was first produced by Actor’s Theatre of Louisville on May 28, 1985. It was directed by Kenneth Washington.