Oregon and Other Short Plays

Oregon and Other Short Plays

by Peter Hedges




In OREGON, Mike, a born-again Christian, wants to "see the world, get to know people," so he hitchhikes to Bible college in Oregon. He's picked up by two punk rockers and in nine short scenes the three find a common language, which leads Mike to do the unthinkable. (2 men, 1 woman.) Brother and sister, ANDY AND CLAIRE, are very close. Claire brings home her new boyfriend, the formidable Eddie, and over six scenes it's a fight between Andy and Eddie for who will get Claire. (2 men, 1 woman.) FOOD RELATED is a series of short sketches that all deal with, well, food. There is that alluring stalk of celery (1 man, 1 woman, 1 stalk); we find an intoxicating orange (2 men, 1 woman, 1 orange); we delight in the surprising birthday cake (1 man, 1 woman, 1 cake); we are mystified by a half-dozen eggs (2 man, 6 eggs); and a serious plate of noodles prompts an urgent plea (1 man, 1 woman, 1 plate of noodles). (FOOD RELATED can be performed by a total of 2 men and 1 woman or each sketch can be cast accordingly.) In a loving send-up of support groups, THE AGE OF PIE climaxes with an unusual and exhilarating celebration of luscious cream pies. (4 men, 4 women.)"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822216391
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Hedges, a novelist and playwright, grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. His newest novel is An Ocean in Iowa. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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