Mamie & Martin Go to Bed

Martin wants to try something new in the bedroom, but Mamie is happy with the way things have been. 40 years of marriage and four children are proof to Mamie that things work just fine. When Martin's plan backfires, Mamie is awakened to something new! Something thrilling! Something Martin may regret. (Run Time: 10 Minutes)
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Mamie & Martin Go to Bed

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  • Matthew Weaver:
    18 Aug. 2019
    Ramsburg takes an intimate look at a couple while their marriage, perhaps not exactly in crisis, experiences a flutter of existential uncertainty. I expect many in the audience will secretly relate to both Mamie and Martin's desires. Moreover, I think perhaps they may find new understanding in those secret desires of their partners - whether it be to suddenly be consumed by passion to enjoy one night's sleep alone in a bed, if only to ignite a newfound fire. Ramsburg tells a gentle, loving story that celebrates those little whispers our hearts tell our very souls.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    26 Sep. 2018
    This piece is just lovely! It has everything — Warmth, humor, a delightful inquiry — Right from the get-go, Ramsburg sets us up really wondering what Martin and Mamie are getting into here. We love them from the start and watch as they grow and develop in just a few short pages. This is the kind of 10-minute play that gets the reader's attention, with clear, crisp back and forth, and a deeply satisfying beginning, middle and *perfect* ending. We don't have enough plays for mature actors, and this one is a GEM.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    24 Sep. 2018
    This is such a sweet piece for two mature actors with comedic timing. I LOVE that Mamie is reminding her husband what a catch she still is while communicating that she wants passion. I also love that they are so opposite from each other but obviously care for each other. This is adorable and fun!

Character Information

  • Martin
    60's-70's,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Loving, solid.
  • Mamie
    Late 60's,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Vivacious, charming. Great physical comedic skills.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Rising Sun Theatre Company
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Little Fish Theatre Company
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Exit Seven Players
    ,
    2015