a 10-minute comedy in English, set in the living room of Solomon’s Manhattan penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park, New York City, sunset, Friday evening, 2002,
• © 2002 by Ginny Cerrella; • in Plays & Poems #6, pp. 59-66; • script/rights available from Ginny Cerrella, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home) 505-988-2650. • Cited by Ginny Cerrella via ftp January 11, 2002; Cerrella says,
§ Dramatis Personae Donald Peake (m), 33, Solomon’s best friend and everyone’s favorite neurotic, a composer; Solomon Schwartz (m), 33, a theatrical producer who rules his roost, Donald’s best friend and confidante; Casey Cassidy (f), 28, Donald’s musical partner, a no-nonsense lyricist; Georgia Robbins (f), 30, Donald’s ex-girlfriend, stage actress, a plastic surgeon’s wet dream.
§ Synopsis “Donald is everyone’s favorite neurotic, but this time he’s taken it to a new level. His recent breakup with long-time girlfriend, Georgia, is a blessing in disguise. The only one who doesn’t see it this way is Donald, who’s driving his inner circle of friends away with his incessant kvetching. One night everything comes to a head in the penthouse apartment of Solomon. There, Donald is forced to face the demons inside him and the demon outside him—Georgia.
§ Comment “One scene performed on a unit set. • Production history: Love Creek Productions’ Winter One-Act Festival, Theatre Row Studios, New York City; Los Angeles Repertory Company’s Under-Fifteen Festival; Playtime Series, The Theatre-Studio, Inc., New York. • Semi-finalist in The Mill Mountain Theatre’s New Play Competition, Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A.”
§ Themes breakup, dysfunctional love, friendship, neuroticism, perception.
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