Death Walks Into a Bar

It is dark. We can hear someone SHUFFLING ABOUT,
GULPING, then SLAMMING A GLASS on a counter. We
see the FLAME from a lighter, then the RED
CHERRY from a cigarette. A DOOR OPENS and then
LIGHTS UP. It’s an abandoned bar. At the counter
sits TIM, a shabby, drunken man smoking a
cigarette. He’s shielding his eyes from the
light. In addition to the counter, there is a
table with two chairs downstage. Near the door
upstage stands DEATH, with the hood and scythe.
DEATH has just flipped a switch. TIM, who is
facing away, has not noticed DEATH yet.

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And Maybe A River Will Come

Rose is convinced that she had found the promised land and crosses the desert with a band of followers to settle on it. When they arrive and there is no water source, they are skeptical of Rose’s sanity, who is trying to convince them that if they build the town, the river will come shortly after.

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Girth

A 50-something woman is about to undergo a rather personal medical procedure and her new 40-something boyfriend is not sure how he feels about it – as if it’s any of his decision?

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The Code Box

Childhood friends ROSE and MEGAN meet up at the county fair to celebrate MEGAN’S 40th
birthday with a stroll down memory lane. When they come across a new genetic mapping
attraction, run by WAYNE, MEGAN is unsure how to receive troubling information about
herself. Is he telling the truth? Does it matter?

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Wo[man]

In this absurdist farce, a United States Government Official and a Father show a Mother how her newborn daughter will be raised.

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The First Handshake

WAITER
N-nice to formally meet you, Lauren. Welcome to our team of servers. I’m–

WAITRESS
You’re Rick. I know. Nice to formally meet you . . . Rick.

The WAITER slowly extends HIS right hand. With a weak smile, the WAITRESS takes it.

WAITER
May this be the first of many handshakes to come. They shake.

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ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ETHER: The Strange Afterlife of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a play by Susan I. Weinstein, presented Dec.2019 in I.R.T.'s studio B experimental theater residency program. ETHER is a play within a play, a story told (with the aid of… Read More

Gravepeach

Synopsis
Hank and Erin must say goodbye to their father…but in the midst of grief and loss, can they find a way to say what’s in their hearts? GravePeach is a play about the rituals we employ around the liminal space of loss and the ways we can find to say the real goodbye.

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