DANIEL CURZON
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ONE-ACTS
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1. "I Guess I'll Have to Kill Him" -- a prick of a playwright makes life Hell for a scholar who is writing a book about him.

CHARACTERS: 5, Actors 3
                         Gustav Plymacher, playwright, male, over forty, a prick
                         Professor, male, over forty, scholarly
                         Female, over thirty, plays Server, Partner, Maid

MOOD: A tragic drama with some humor
SETTING: Simple suggestions of a restaurant, an apartment
RUNNING TIME: 25 minutes

2.  "And Justice for All" -- Vigilantes spot suspected Handicapped Placard misuse.

CHARACTERS: (3) Person #1, male or female, any age
                              Person #2, male or female, any age
                              Person #3, male or female, any age, the suspect
MOOD: Comedy
SETTING: Three chairs
RUNNING TIME: 10 minutes

3. "Alpha" -- Two Mixed Martial Arts announcers begin to hate each other 
                      as they comment on a bout.

CHARACTERS: (3) DIRK, a friendly TV announcer, male, any age
                             SMASHER, an aggressive, bullying announcer, male, any age
                              VOICE, over PA system, male, any age, overly dramatic
SETTING: Bare stage. Two tall stools facing the audience (which is the octagon)
MOOD: Drama
PLAYING TIME: 10 minutes

4. "Upgrade" -- A cocky gentleman is upgraded to First Class and encounters a surprising lady. Also done with a  downtrodden man instead of a cocky one.
CHARACTERS: (3) GENT, over 40; LADY, over 40; FLIGHT ATTENDANT, any age, either sex
MOOD: Dramedy
PLAYING TIME: 10 minutes
Produced by Pegasus Theatre Company, Guerneville, CA, Summer, 2017.

5. "Oh, Leave Me Alone" -- a married man falls out of love and sexual interest, the opposite of a traditional romantic comedy.  Also available with two men.
CHARACTERS:(4) Male Chris, 25-70; Female Chris, 25-70, Male Friend, Female Friend (same age as Chrs)
MOOD: Tragedy
PLAYING TIME: 45 minutes
(In Volume XII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

6. "Those Golden Years" -- an elderly man is on what he thinks is a date, but the woman is his daughter.
     CHARACTERS: (2) LLOYD, a cranky, somewhat deaf man in his 90s; LOIS, a tenderhearted woman in her 60s.
     MOOD: Dramedy
     PLAYING TIME: 10 minutes
     Produced by Pegasus Theater, Northern California, August, 2016.
         "'Those Golden Years' is the heart and soul of our eveninhg." --Pegasus Theater spokesman
 (In Volume XII of Collected Playsd of Dniel Curzon)

7. "Asylum?" -- A desperate migrant and a woman immigration officer struggle for their existence
    CHARACTERS: (2) HAMID, a migrant from Syrian or Afghanistan, 25-45.
                             LEONA, a Jewish, lesbian, mother, immigration officer
    MOOD: Drama
    PLAYING TIME: 15 minutes
   Produced by LAMA Theater, NYC, In Fest of the Best, April, 2016.

 (In Volume XII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

8."Who Are You Going As?" -- A somewhjat closeted man comes into a costume shop to get a costume to wear in an 
upcoming Gay Pride Parade. But what Gay Icon should he go as? Can you guess which one he will pick? Oh, the fighting!

STORE OWNER, any age, either sex

MARCHER, male, 20-65

MOOD: Dramatic Comedy

PLAYING TIME: 10 minutes

produced by City Theatre, Independence, MO, July, 2017. (contest)

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 (In Volume XII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)


9. "Carpe Diem Airlines"– A bisexual male tries very hard to convince an unseen passenger to join him in the Mile High Club.

MOOD: Comedy

CHARACTERS: (2) CASS, the bisexual male, reasonably attractive, any age; VOICE, over PA system

SETTING: An airplane seat, or a chair with arms

PLAYING TIME: 25 minutes

PRODUCED: NEW YORK NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL, NYC, August, 2015. Was Big Success, much praised.

Also part of Puppets Rule!


10. "Annie, Forget Your Gun" -- Big Bill Guvment tries to take away the gun of Not Bill, 
an avid guns rights defender

Mood: Satire

Characters: (2) Big Bill, male, any age; Not Bill, male, any age

Playing Time: 10 minutes

Published in Review of World Literature, November, 2015

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 (In Volume XII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)


11. "Mean Enough for Ya?" -- A white male playwright feels that there are discriminatory practices in play contests and enters his play under a false identify. It makes for cynical fun. Also beware the theater work shop!

Mood: Cynical Comedy

Characters: (6) Male Playwright, any age; Dramaturg, male or female, any age; Board Member #1, male or female, any age; Board Member #2, male or female, any age; Bad Actor, male, any age; Mother, female, old enough to be the Playwright's mother

Playing Time: About 50 minutes

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 (In Volume XII in COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON) 


12. "In the Moment" -- Two people in a Meisner acting class act out

Mood: comedy drama

Characters: (2) A, any age, either sex; B, any age, either sex

Playing Time: 10 minutes

click link to script:


(in Volume XI of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)


13. "Star Fucked" -- On an airplane a fan meets a Star he loves. He shouldn't have.

Mood: Comedy

Characters: (2) The female star, a woman of a certain age; the fan, male, any age

Playing Time: 10 minutes

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(in Volume X of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)


14. "The History of Art Criticism" -- one person plays over twenty parts in reacting to a chalk drawing on a sidewalk (with                                                                            hats or acessories only) 

Mood: Serious Comedy

Characters: (1) male or feamle, versatile

Playing Time: Ten Minutes

Winner: Play Contest, Northern Arizona University, Fall, 2012  

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(in Volume VIII of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)


15. "A Play about a Wheelchair-- A person named Chris goes out for an active day, only to find a mysterious "Helper" following him / her with a wheelchair.

Mood: Drama

Characters: (2) Chris, male or female, any age; the Helper, any age, male or female

Playing Time: 10-12 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:


(in Volume X of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

16. "More Oppressed Than Thou" -- Super serious talk show host Charlie Nose has three guests on to discuss the status of modern "minorities": a Black Man, a Gay Man, and a Zombie

Mood: Satirical Comedy

Characters: (4) (almost any age) Interviewer, Black Man, Gay Man, Zombie

Playing Time:  10 minutes

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(In Volume X of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

17. "The Porn Star, the UPS Guy, and the President of the United States"

— three kids in their early teens consider a swim in a lake as they talk about their dreams of        
future success, with varying grasps on reality.

Mood: Realistic comedy

Characters: (3) Willy, Billy, and Jilly, all in their early teens

Playing Time: 10 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(In Volume X of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

18. "Butts on Seats" — A theater audience member gets the tables turned on him when two actors take a turn turning the tables. 

                                    The audience is in collusion.

Mood:  Absurdist comedy

Characters: (3), Actor #1, male or female, any age; Actor #2, male or female, any age; Audience Member, male, any age

Playing Time:  15 minutes

CLICK ON LINK FOR SCRIPT:

(In Volume X of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

18. "A Carny Side Show" — A barker at a carnival tries to force an exorcism on an innocent passerby.

Mood:  Satire

Characters:  (2) the male Exorcist, the Passerby (male or female)

Style:  Broad Satire

Playing Time:  10 minutes

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(In Volume IX of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

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19. "The Noisy Nun" — A Catholic nun sets off an airport metal detector. Now why would that happen?

Mood: Bawdy Comedy, a fabliau

Characters:  (4), Sister #1; Sister #2; Security Guard; Male Voice

Style: Broad Comedy

Playing Time:  10 minutes

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(In Volume IX of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

20. "An Arranged Marriage" — A mother and father have picked out a fiancé for their daughter to marry.                                                                                            She is not having it!

Mood: Raunchy Comedy 

Characters:  (4) Father, Mother; Daughter; Potential Son-in-Law

Style: Broad

Playing Time: 20 minutes

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(in Volume VIII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

21. "Hell" — A man is called before a woman judge and charged with all sorts of things that he is not guilty of. 

                   The woman judge is a mean, large, ugly puppet named Judy

Mood: Satirical comedy

Characters:  (2) The Man, any age; the Woman Judge Puppet

(Played with a vocal actor and possibly separate puppeteer)

Style: Broad Comedy; update of the Punch and Judy Show

Playing Time: 10 minutes

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(in VIII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

22. "Reality Check" — Two male roommates are watching a TV reality program and household tensions 

                                  and larger frictions emerge.

Mood: Dramedy

Characters:  (2) Millard, in his twenties; Brad, in his twenties

Style: Realistic; a gay play without gay characters

Playing Time: 10 Minutes

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(in Volume VIII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

23. "Void: Where Prohibited" — Six plane-wreck survivors try to figure out where they are and where they are going;                       existentialist quest

Mood: Absurdist Comedy

Characters: (6), identified as #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6

Playing Time: 25 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:


(in VIII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

24. "Liars" — A lie-detector has finally been invented that gives absolutely reliable results. Oh, no! Where can we hide?

Mood: Dramedy

Characters: (2) The Examiner; the Examinee

Style: Absurdist

Playing Time:  10 minutes

(in Volume VIII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

25. "Hard to Swallow" — A man and a woman friend visit Capistrano to see the swallows return, before one of them dies.

Mood: Drama

Characters: (2) Dan, over 50; Ann, younger

Playing Time:  10 minutes

Winner: Chameleon Theatre Contest, Minneapolis, Feb., 2007

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

26. "The Importance of Being P.C." -- A haughty mother from Berkeley interviews her daughter's
                                                    prospective fiance to see if he has the "proper" opinions for our day.
Mood: Satirical Comedy
Characters: (2) Mrs. Berkeley, over 40; Jack Wirthliss, 20-30
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Produced by the Actors Theater of Santa Cruz, 2008

(in Volume VII of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

 

27. "That Cro-Magnon Ping" — A take-off on "Antiques Road Show."

Is your priceless antique safe in the hands of the appraiser? Hmm?

Mood:  Comedy

Characters: (2) Appraiser, older person; Appraiser, a younger person

Style: Broad COMEDY

Playing Time: 10 minutes or so

Winner: Fourth New Works Play Festival, Stagecrafters, Royal Oak, Mich.,

June, 2008 ("The audience LOVED it." – Kathleen L, the director )

(In Volume VIII of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)

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28. "A-Holes Anonymous" — It is a meeting of A-Holes Anonymous, who have been sent against their will to get cured.                                                                   Yeah, right.

Mood: Satire

Characters: (5) Group Leader; 4 A-Holes, male or female, since A-Holism crosses all genders.

Playing Time: 10 minutes or so

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

29. "A Streetcar Named Viagra" — It’s 1946 and a playwright named Tennessee encounters a drag queen named Desiree in auditions for the out-of-town workshop of his Broadway-bound play, inspiring him to make certain alterations in the role of the original "Lance" DuBois.

Mood: Revisionist History Comedy

Characters:  (3) The Director (male) any age; The Playwright

(male in his thirties); Desiree (male, any age, a drag role)

Playing Time: around 25 minutes

Produced by Ringwald Theater, Ferndale, Michigan, Spring, 2012

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

30. "A Celebrity Stalking" — A self-important writer on a flight to collect a famous prize encounters a sympathetic                                                                           ear and a dead body.

Mood:  Comedy

Characters:  (3) The Writer, male or female, any age, should be eccentric;

Dale, male or female, gracious, any age but over fifty might be better;

Voice of flight attendant, male or female

Playing Time:  about 10 minutes

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

31. "A Comedy of Terrors" — "Al" Queada himself has been captured by a bounty hunter and is being brought back on a plane for a sex change. (three chairs required)

Mood: Comedy

Characters: (4) Bubba, a man between 25-50, macho, in Western clothes, Al, a man, almost any age, 

wearing Islamic women’s traditional garb (the all-encompassing burqa);

Skippy, a man, between 25-60, nerdy, in a nice business suit and tie;

Airplane Voice, male or female (can be pre-recorded)

Playing Time: About 12 minutes. Performed at American Science Theater Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon

 

32. "Don’t Open This Box Whatever You Do" — A young man discovers a box left for him by his dead father containing information he may not want to know.

Mood:  Serious, Fantasy

Characters: (2) Narrator; the Son (or Daughter), early 20’s

Playing Time: 20 minutes

Produced by the California Travel Troupe, Edinburgh Festival, August, 2001


(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

33. "Beastly Fables" — A collection of 25+ beast fables in the tradition of Aesop but with new examples and new morals (the Cat and the Hummingbird, The Monkeys and the Gun, the Anaconda and the Opossum, the Wildebeest and the Lioness, etc.)

Mood: Comedy; some of them biting comedy

Characters: Narrator plus one, two, or three beasts

(only minimal costuming required)

Playing Time:  They vary from one minute to five minutes each; can be used separately

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

34. "Batman and Robin: Cute Meat" — Batman and Robin meet on an airplane and develop a rapport. 
(Just two chairs required)

Mood: Comedy

Characters:  (3) Batman; Robin; Flight Attendant's Voice

(Also available as "Batperson and Robbie")

Playing Time:  13 minutes

Staged Reading: Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz, April, 2002

(Runner-Up in contest)

Also Staged Reading at First Stage, Los Angeles, June, 2002

Winner: Contest GPS at Ringwald Theatre, Michigan, June, 2013

Also produced by F.A.C.T. in conjunction with Jorian Productions in bill
called "GAY-licious," 260 W. 36th St, NYC, Sept., 2010

  An alternate version of this "At a Funeral" was PRODUCED in a bill called ECHOES OF

  by 906 Theatre in Chicago, August, 2015

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of COLLECTED PLAYS of DANIEL CURZON)


35. "Nun of the Above" — A Catholic nun who is a nurse encounters a representative of the Devil, who knows a terrible secret she is carrying.

(Just two chairs needed)

Mood: Dark Comedy

Characters: (3) Sister Romina, any age; Man,mature, a sinister, devilish man

Playing Time: 10 minutes

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

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36. "A Fool’s Audition" — A man is auditioning for the job of Fool at

                                       the court of a king who beheads those who don’t get the job.

Mood:  Comedy

Characters:  (3) The Fool, any age; the King, any age; the Advisor, any age.

Playing Time:  20 minutes

PRIZE WINNER: Produced at the Great Platte River Playwrights’ Festival, U of  Nebraska — Kearney, Summer, 2001

Published separately by Samuel French

Also performed at Green Run High School, Alexandria, Virginia, Feb., 2009.

Also performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, by Sherbourne School, August, 2010.


37. "Peni: A Post-Feminist Morality Play" — Two guys (played by women with three-foot-long penises) 

                                                                   have big needs. What if you had a penis?

Mood: Comedy

Character:  (2) Casey, played by a woman, any age; Jackie, played by a woman, any age. Needed are two three-foot-long "penises," made of Styrofoam, that can be strapped on. It the penises can be made to move all the better.

Playing Time:  About 25 minutes

Performed as part of an MFA class, directed by Gamaliel Valle, at the New School for Drama, NYC, Spring, 2010


(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

38. "Air Rage" — A high school teacher on an airplane encounters a former student to whom he once gave a D. There are resentments on both sides.

(Just two chairs needed)

Mood: drama

Characters: (3) Mr. Brown, high school teacher, any age between 40-70; 

Jeremy, the less-than-stellar former student, between 20-35; 

Flight Attendant, any age, either sex (with just a few lines)

Playing Time: 12-15 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

39. "So Middle Class" — An answer to "Zoo Story," wherein a middle-class man who merely wants to read a book on a park bench winds up having a tension-filled afternoon with a "homeless" person and a lot gets said and done that has been bottled for too long.

Mood: Serious drama

Characters: (2) Thomas, who is middle-class and between thirty-five and seventy years old; Tobey, who is of any age, disheveled, annoying, with some dignity as well.

Playing Time:  35 minutes

FIRST PRIZE, in ATTIC THEATRE ONE-ACT CONTEST

Produced: Attic Theatre, Los Angeles, June-July, 1998

Produced: California Travel Troupe, San Francisco, February, 2001

Also performed at The Marsh, San Francisco, 1994


(in Volume VI of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 link to live performance on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y_ot3p0o-Q


40. 
"The Hit"— Four producer/playwrights have their bill of short plays picked up by an outside producer, 
at which time the power plays (to say nothing of the slashing and burning) begin.

Mood:  Satirical comedy

Character:  (4) Don, who’s needy, sour; Patty, who’s overly enthusiastic; Bea, who’s very sociable but changeable; Neil, who’s temperamental and crabby.

Playing Time:  20 minutes

WINNER: ATTIC THEATRE PLAY CONTEST (one of 12 out of 200 selected)

Produced: Attic Theatre, Los Angeles, Feb.- March, 1997.

Produced by Calif. Travel Troupe, San Francisco, Summer, 2004 at Exit Theatre.

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VI of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

41. "The Murder of Gonzago — a Comedy" (one-act version) 

A group of eccentric playwrights meets for its regular play reading session.

Only this time a playwright, although she has connived to win their support, goes berserk when critiqued and reveals "horrible" secrets about the others. Backstage dirt and a play within a play within a play!

Mood: Comedy.

Characters:  (4): Annabelle, hyper lead; a Maternal Female; Macho Stud; Gay Man.

Playing Time:  45 minutes. Also in three-act 2-hour version

Produced by Theatre Rhinoceros, 1986 (one-act)

Produced by Above Board Theatre, San Fran, May, 1993 (one-act)

Published by Dialogus Play Service (out of print) (one-act)

ALSO IN THREE-ACT VERSION with four characters. See above.

(in Volume III of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

42. "Last Call" — A handsome man and an un-handsome man cruise but

barely speak in a gay bar, though what they’re thinking becomes clear in its ironies and disappointments.

Mood:  Amusing and touching.

Characters: (2) one handsome gay man; one not so much

Playing Time: 20 minutes

Produced: The One-Act Theater Company, San Fran, 1980

Radio adaptation, NEA grant, 1982

Broadcast KQED and KPFA radio

Published by Dialogus Play Service in Homosexual Acts

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:


(in Volume I of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

43. "Animal Farm" — Adaptation of Orwell novel.

Mood:  Satirical comedy.

Characters:  (10) to play multiple roles.

Playing Time:  1 hour

First produced: The New Conservatory Theatre Co., San Fran, 1984.

Also produced by the California Travel Troupe, San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2003

(in Volume VII of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

44. "One Man’s Opinion" — A killer of homosexuals explains himself in hate-filled terms.

Mood: Drama.

Characters: 1

Playing Time: 12 minutes

Performed in Homosexual Acts, Theater Off Square, NYC, 1991

Published by Dialogus Play Service (in Homosexual Acts) (out of print)


(in Volume IV of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

45. "S &M" — A sadist does a scene with a masochist, who turns out to be Jesus

Mood: Strong satire

Characters: (2) S, a burly male; M, a sensitive male

Playing Time:Time:  5 minutes

Produced in Homosexual Acts, Theatre Off -Square, NYC, 1991


(in Volume IV of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

46. "Immortality" — A gay man meets with his lesbian friend to discuss the baby they are planning, only to learn she has changed her mind about him as a donor because of AIDS.

Mood:  Drama.

Characters:

Playing Time:  11 minutes

Produced in bill of one-acts by Theater Rhinoceros, 1986.

Published by Dialogus Play Service (in Homosexual Acts) (out of print)


(in Volume III of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)


47"Rev. What’s His Name" — A Christian minister, full of Christian love, teaches a Bible study class of children about AIDS as a punishment from God.

Mood: Satirical comedy.

Characters: (1) the Reverend (as monologue) speaking to unseen kids in Bible school.

Playing Time: 5 minutes

First performed as part of The AIDS Show, Theater Rhinoceros,

San Francisco, 1984. Also national tour of the United States

Performed in acting class of American Conservatory Theater,

San Francisco, 1986

Winner of special award from Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, 1984)

Published in West Coast Plays as part of The AIDS Show, 1985


(in Volume III of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

48. "Sour Grapes" — Members of a critics circle encounter a director/producer who has received bad reviews and hence tries to poison them, thus highlighting the eternal conflict between the artist and the critic. Conflicts between the critics emerge along with deathbed "confessions."

Mood: Comedy.

Characters:  (6) the director/producer; a jaded critic; a nice critic; a push-over critic; a hypocritical critic; a foolish critic.

Playing Time:  50 minutes

One of three winners of play contest, Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz, 1997

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume VI of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

49. "The Tasteful Transvestite and the Three Bullies" 

Claudette Camembert is a straight man who simply wants to wear tasteful

frocks, but three bullies don’t want him to do. So what is one to do but teach such bullies a lesson, no?

Mood: Comedy 

Characters : (4) Claudette (a transvestite with a French accent); Three Bullies

Playing Time:  10 minutes

First produced: Absolute Theatre Company, San Francisco, February, 1994

Also produced by The New Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, Spring, 1994
Published by Dialogus Play Service (in Homosexual Acts) (out of print)

 (in Volume V of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

50. "A Christmas Miracle at the Open Mess" — Two gay officers, recently become lovers, decide to risk the military’s wrath by slow dancing together in an officers club on Christmas Eve, before the repeal of Don't Ask

Mood: Touching drama

Characters: (3) Chet, who’s new to gay life; Graham, older, more cynical; Major Sullins, a coarse, drunken homophobe

Playing Time: 18 minutes

First produced by the Absolute Theatre Company, San Francisco, 2/1994. 

Also produced by The New Conservatory Theatre, Spring, 1994.

Also produced by Frank Calo in "Men In and Out of Clothes: Four One-Act Plays," The Raw Space, 529 West 42nd St., NYC, Winter, 2000.

— "a very fine play" (Andres J. Wrath, online rev.)

Published by Dialogus Play Service (in Homosexual Acts) (out of print)


(in Volume V of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

51. "Producing with Poppy" — a self-aggrandizing, self-deceived woman producer maneuvers herself through a theater company.

Mood: Satirical comedy

Characters: One female

Playing Time: 15 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:


(in Volume V of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

52. "In a Five-and-Ten-Cent Store"— A lonely man and a sex doll.

Mood:  Touching drama

Characters: (2) Claude, who is a bit odd; a sex doll, male or female depending on the company

Playing Time:  10 minutes

CLICK LINK TO SCRIPT:

(in Volume V of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

53. "Body and Soul" in Sex Show— a man argues with his penis, who argues back. 
Also available in a Christmas version-- really! )

Mood: Naughty Comedy

Character:  (2) Body, a male; Soul, a male

Playing Time: 6 minutes; can vbew used alone

(included in "Sexy Shorts," Produced by the New Conservatory Theatre,

San Francisco, May-June, 1996

(in Volume I of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon, as part of Sex Show)

 

54. "Celebrities in Hell" – with Eddie Murphy and the Pope in Hell with AIDS Broadcast on KPFA radio, 1982; included in Homosexual Acts, NYC, 1991 
Mood: Satire

Characters:  (3) Eddie Murphy; the Pope; Guard

Playing Time:  10 minutes

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(in Volume IV of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

55. "Your Town" — Through life with a typical couple, from courtship to marriage 
to kids to caring for aging parents to old age, all in eighteen minutes.

Mood: Biting satire on traditional "family" values.

Characters: (5) Woman; Man; Son; Daughter; Narrator.

Playing Time: 18 minutes

Produced by Earnest Players, in bill of one-acts, San Fran, 1978


(in Volume I of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)

 

56. "I Married the Nightstalker" (skit) – a woman wants the notorious serial murderer as her husband. Go figure.

Mood: biting comedy about the "sanctity" of marriage

Characters: (3) Wifey, the Nightstalker, Minister

Playing Time: 10 minutes

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56. one-act of THE BLASPHEMER (LAST FIFTEEN MINUTES):CLICK HERE FOR SCRIPT


(in V of Collected Plays of Daniel Curzon)


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