Fables for Friends

Fables for Friends

by Mark O'Donnell




Consisting of nine related sketches, with each performer playing a variety of roles, the play highlights the trials and tribulations of growing up in modern America. The episodes range from a hilarious "secret society" ritual where two teenage boys initiate another (somewhat reluctant) boy into their select number, to a gently humorous examination of college students being very adult about things intellectual while fumbling a bit in their relations with the opposite sex; to a young bride panicked by the thought of actually going off to live with her new husband; to a marvelously perceptive study of young couples who periodically "freeze" in mid-conversation to tell the audience how secretly miserable they really are. Each scene is, in fact, a self-contained, complete playlet (perfect for scene work) but, taken together, they blend into a rich and dramatically vivid mosaic in which the whole is a great deal more than the sum of its parts.

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ISBN-13: 9780822203773
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1984

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