Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

6'6"

Plays

  • The Totalitarians
    We might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Penny, a compulsive and compulsively-watchable candidate for state office enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued operative. Francine's husband Jeffrey, a doctor, is lying to his dying patients - one of whom opens his eyes to Penny's nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State. The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern...
    We might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Penny, a compulsive and compulsively-watchable candidate for state office enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued operative. Francine's husband Jeffrey, a doctor, is lying to his dying patients - one of whom opens his eyes to Penny's nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State. The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships and how easy it is to believe truths without facts. http://www.peternachtrieb.com/totalitarians.html
  • BOB: A Life in 5 Acts
    BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Along the way, Bob meets a...
    BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Along the way, Bob meets a myriad of fellow countrymen all struggling to find their own place in the hullaballoo of it all. Will Bob's real life ever be able to live up to his dream? Bob is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great." http://www.peternachtrieb.com/bob.html Published by DPS
  • boom
    Jo, a female journlism student, and Jules, a male marine biologist, meet in a subterranean biology lab for an erotic "casual encounter." But there's nothing casual whatsoever about this particular evening. Will meaningless sex have meaning? What's going on in the fish tank? And who is that woman, Barbara, pulling levers in the corner? Something is about to explode Published by DPS http...
    Jo, a female journlism student, and Jules, a male marine biologist, meet in a subterranean biology lab for an erotic "casual encounter." But there's nothing casual whatsoever about this particular evening. Will meaningless sex have meaning? What's going on in the fish tank? And who is that woman, Barbara, pulling levers in the corner? Something is about to explode Published by DPS http://www.peternachtrieb.com/boom.html
  • Hunter Gatherers
    Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for an annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling, and dancing than at previous parties. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert....
    Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for an annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling, and dancing than at previous parties. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert. http://www.peternachtrieb.com/hunter.html published by DPS
  • Colorado
    "I WANT TO USE THIS CROWN TO CHANGE THE WORLD! If I can just change one life, one little insignificant life, I think it will justify the beauty that God has given me. Thank you all! Thank you for loving me so much So ends the victory speech of 17-year old Tracey Ackhart upon her coronation as Miss Late Teen Colorado. The "loving," alas, soon ends. A day before the national pageant in...
    "I WANT TO USE THIS CROWN TO CHANGE THE WORLD! If I can just change one life, one little insignificant life, I think it will justify the beauty that God has given me. Thank you all! Thank you for loving me so much So ends the victory speech of 17-year old Tracey Ackhart upon her coronation as Miss Late Teen Colorado. The "loving," alas, soon ends. A day before the national pageant in Virginia Beach, Tracey disappears, hurling the rest of her family, whose lives until then had revolved around her, into disarray. Grace and Ron, Tracey's parents, differ in the way they cope with the stress, and tension between them percolates. Grace longs for a luxurious life and hot coitus with Stan, the beauty trainer. Ron dreams of a simpler life in Cuba. Travis, Tracey's awkward, generally disliked younger brother, is conflicted. Unsure how to feel about a sister who ruthlessly tormented him, he attempts escape from the situation by exploring his sexuality in front of the television. The ties of family begin to fray, flashbacks uncover mystery, and startling discoveries and revelations hurtle the entire family towards an emotional abyss. Darker memories emerge, nervous breakdowns erupt, the cause of TraceyÕs disappearance is uncovered, and a catharsis, of sorts, is reached. Colorado is a sharp, dark comedy tinged with tragedy and sadness. It aims for the gut. Simultaneously satirical, witty, tender and unsettling, this is a play about disappointment American style, the dreams of a family, and the traps set to keep those dreams far, far away. Published by DPS http://www.peternachtrieb.com/colorado.html
  • T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common)
    On a summer devoid of friends, money and fun, a teenage girl starts a blog about her apartment building. Using photography, recordings, and research she begins to pry deep into the lives of those that surround her. The deeper she goes, the more secrets emerge, and what begins as a lark starts to become dangerous. http://www.peternachtrieb.com/tic.html published by DPS
  • Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecatuplets
    Meet the Framingham Dodecatuplets, 12 siblings born simultaneously thanks to the wonders of modern science. Together they form a vaudevillian troupe, exploiting the novelty of their situation through song and dance. Now fully grown, the Dodecatuplets find themselves abandoned by those who raised them, struggling to find gigs, and significantly less cute. Family tensions intensify and when a revelation rocks...
    Meet the Framingham Dodecatuplets, 12 siblings born simultaneously thanks to the wonders of modern science. Together they form a vaudevillian troupe, exploiting the novelty of their situation through song and dance. Now fully grown, the Dodecatuplets find themselves abandoned by those who raised them, struggling to find gigs, and significantly less cute. Family tensions intensify and when a revelation rocks the very foundation of their beliefs, the Dodecatuplets are forced to reckon with their individual dreams and having to re-learn what a family is. http://www.peternachtrieb.com/litter.html
  • Multiplex
    Hello, seat! It is with utmost, joyous, heightened pleasure that I shall be sitting upon you this early evening. I must confess, there is something about you, something that fills me with tingles and shivers I rarely, if ever, feel. A multiplex movie theater somewhere in America, on any given night, showing any given Hollywood film. In attendance: a solitary man holding too many snacks, an unhappily...
    Hello, seat! It is with utmost, joyous, heightened pleasure that I shall be sitting upon you this early evening. I must confess, there is something about you, something that fills me with tingles and shivers I rarely, if ever, feel. A multiplex movie theater somewhere in America, on any given night, showing any given Hollywood film. In attendance: a solitary man holding too many snacks, an unhappily married couple, two high school "dudes," co-opting hip hop culture, a pair of cynical office co-workers and a gothically dressed girl who is also possessed by a vengeful God. As showtime approaches, lives unravel. Crises erupt all over the theater as everyone until strangely, magically, something brings them together. Multiplex is a comedy about loneliness and a morality tale showing why movies should always start on schedule. http://www.peternachtrieb.com/multiplex.html