Reading of The
Scenario at the CAP 21 Studios for the Ludlow Ten Theatre
Company, Spring 2003.
Jamison Theatre, Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers
University, Douglas Campus.
Horne Theatre, NYC. As a Finalist in the Young Playwrights Festival.
Theatre Arts Program production, Bradley Hall Theatre, Fall 2000.
a playwright, returns to New York on Halloween night after a one year trip across country
escaping personal failures and goes to his best friend, Steve's apartment to commit
suicide. While there, he discovers how
successful Steve has become from his failed play and how his friend has taken over the
affections of his ex-girlfriend, Sarah. Then
the suicide plan changes to something else. He
plans to drive the friend to the brink of insanity and expose a dark secret to his
ex-girlfriend in order to win her back. The
plan takes a bizarre turn and leads to more than he anticipated.
BRIAN: In his early
thirties. Playwright with early symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Egotistical,
manipulative, lovable in a dark way.
STEVE: In his late
twenties. Actor. Leading man type. Insecure about his sexuality.
SARAH: In her mid
twenties. Actress. Independent on the outside, but vulnerable to both men and
their sexuality. Shows elements of manic depression, highs and lows.
Mid 1980's. Halloween around 11pm. West Village near Christopher Street, New York
City typical brownstone apartment. Brick
fireplace, kitchenette with bar in living room. New
sofa and armchair, matching. A chess set on a
separate table. Coffee table, entertainment
unit, including TV and stereo on bookcases near fireplace.
Scripts and other books in short bookcase on top of which a small bar has
been setup on top. It includes a bottle of
Jack Daniels, and a set of fancy tumblers. There
is one door leading to the outside hallway and a hallway off the kitchenette that leads to
back bedroom and bath. The apartment is
immaculate and stylish.
The play takes place in continuous time in the apartment on Halloween
night. It can be played with or without an intermission. Running time is
approximately one hour and forty minutes.