Drama. A one-act play by Donald C. Drake. After a lifetime of being unable to get an emotional response from her father, a lap dancer tries to taunt her father into responding by providing increasingly torrid descriptions of the work she does.
Shortly after publication of her autobiography Lonely Child, in which she describes how she has no family or relatives, Eva Benton receives an astonishing email from a woman in England saying she’s Eva’s aunt. The woman tells Eva that she has a grandmother in England (the mother of Eva’s father), several aunts and uncles, and a bunch of cousins. Eva is ecstatic to think that she has a family after all, but her husband suspects a con game. You don’t find out who’s right until the final scene of the play.
Clear and Present Danger
A schizophrenic teenager tests her parents’ love to the point that something must be done to save the parents if not the girl.
A dark comedy about a mother who hopes her physician son will prove his love by refusing to help her commit suicide.
Lost at Sea
A dark comedy about a dying playwright who wants to find out which of his three children loves him the most. So he takes them on a cruise and asks them to write his will, but they must unanimously agree on its content before docking in Italy.
Set not many years in the future, after assisted-suicide has become legal and a part of the culture, the play focuses on a man preparing for the arrival of the HMO suicide facilitator as the traditional going-away party rages on downstairs.
Chuck Golly is running for president. His mother, the former First Lady, thinks he is incompetent and would be a disaster as the commander in chief. She remains silent until it looks like he will win and intends to nuke terrorist regimes.
A romantic comedy about Winnie, an Alzheimer’s patient, who finds joy in a good life relived. Unaware of the vivid inner life Winnie is enjoying and acting out, family members bemoan what seems to them crazy antics.