Go to Home Page of Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online
 

 
 













“The One-Eyed Guru”


yellow bar























 

Biss, Andrew (British playwright, ____-____), “The One-Eyed Guru,”

a 40-minute drama in English, set in the living room of Jack and Rachel's London flat, 11:30 p.m., 2001,

1m1f;

  •  © 2001 by Andrew Biss;  •  script/rights available from Andrew Biss, e-mail andrewbiss@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by Andrew Biss via ftp February 17, 2001; Biss says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Jack (m), 38, pragmatic, cynical; Rachel (f), 37, Jack’s wife, unassuming with an independent streak.

  §  Synopsis “Jack and Rachel’s marriage of thirteen years has developed into one of predictable, if not inevitable, routine. On this particular night, however, Rachel has failed to return home at the usual time, abandoning Jack to the vagaries of his imagination. When she does finally appear—as much animated as she is apologetic—Jack’s limited forbearance and inherent cynicism are put to the test when Rachel begins to elaborate on a day spent in the company of a quixotic stranger. As her tale unfolds, however—its events ever more remarkable, its implications more personal—the line between fact and fiction begins to blur, while consequences grow increasingly stark. Finally, in a simple sleight of hand, a single prop becomes the catalyst that will set both on a collision course with the brutal truth.

  §  Comment “One simple set, no scene changes.”

  §  Themes confrontation, control, deception, faith, first encounter, infidelity, marriage, mystery, reality, revelation, routine, spiritual guide, supernatural, tardiness, trust.
 

See also Andrew Biss’:
  • Cuthbert’s Last Stand,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in the drawing room of Mrs. Pennington-South’s London home, late afternoon, 2001, 2m1f
  • An Embarrassing Odour,” a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in the living room of Ethel's East London home, night, 2000, 1m1f
  • A Familiar Face,” a 40-minute dark comedy in English, set in a London café, afternoon, 2000, 2f
  • An Honest Mistake,” a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in the kitchen of Madge and Stan’s home in London, evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • Indigenous Peoples,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in a campsite in the Lake District, England, late afternoon, 2001, 1m1f
  • A Slip of the Tongue,” a 15-minute dark farce in English, set in an office in the solicitors firm of Reams & Ramsbottom, morning, 2000, 1m1f
  • This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

    Page mounted February 27, 2002, and updated March 2, 2002, April 27, May 9, 2002, April 19, 2006, by the Webmaster.
     
     

    return arrow There is a there there with a correct click.

    Quick Connections to Major Sections of This Guide

    Preliminaries
    | Home Page | Contents | Acknowledgments |
    | Foreword | Preface | Introduction |
    Body
    | Author Index | Cast Size/Gender Index | Title Index |
    | Glossary of Genres | Bibliography for Playwrights | Playbills by Themes |
    | Eighty Script Analyses (in Print Volume) | Source Directory for Scripts |
    Sundries
    | Visits Counter | Success Stories |
    | Form for Submitting New Citation | Ordering 1/2/3/4 for the Show |
    | Present Web Links | Adding Web Links |
    | Guest Book | Disclaimer | General Bibliography |
    | About the Author |

    Quick Connections to Cast Size/Gender Menus

    1 Actor
    | One-Male Plays | One-Female Plays |
    2 Actors
    | One-Male-One-Female Plays | Two-Male Plays | Two-Female Plays |
    3 Actors
    | One-Male-Two-Female Plays | Two-Male-One-Female Plays | Three-Male Plays |
    | Three-Female Plays |
    4 Actors
    | One-Male-Three-Female Plays | Two-Male-Two-Female Plays |
    | Three-Male-One-Female Plays | Four-Male Plays | Four-Female Plays |
     

    yellow beads

    Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online

    complements


    the more-extensive print volumes

    1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, Vols. 1 and 2

      (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999),

    vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0-8108-2985-1, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0-8108-3600-9


     Scarecrow Press, Inc.

    4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706, U.S.A.
    telephone 800-462-6420 or 301-459-3366, fax 800-338-4550

    4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2DN, England
     

    yellow beads
     

    Both volumes of this guidebook are available in 2-3 days from
    ScarecrowPress.com
    Amazon.com
    BarnesandNoble.com
    Borders.com