Recommended by Adam Richter

  • Wolfman Wants a Treat
    27 Nov. 2023
    Pat the exterminator has an unnerving real-word logic to him that confounds the monsters he runs into during his work. In "Wolfman Wants A Treat," we see Pat at his most endearing and sympathetic — but still laugh-out-loud funny. I've enjoyed all of Christopher Soucy's plays about Pat, but this might be the sweetest.
  • Beast
    27 Nov. 2023
    I swear, it never occurred to me until reading "Beast" what the central problem with "Beauty and the Beast" is. (I had always thought it was Chip; did he get that name before he had the chip, or did he have a different name? If so, what was it?)
    Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend not only identifies the main problem; she then proceeds to skewer it in a highly inventive, theatrical and laugh-out-loud way. This brilliant satire shows beauty is more than skin-deep, but you'd never know from the Disney version.
    Read (and produce) this instead!
  • Can You Hear Me Now?
    27 Nov. 2023
    This is a hilarious take on that seminal moment in American lore, as MOREY NORKIN gives us the Bell-Watson conversation then takes it in a wild and unexpected direction. Brilliant parody and razor-sharp satire — two reasons this play should be produced. Bravo!
  • Pests
    25 Nov. 2023
    I am SOOO happy to see Pat The Exterminator make an appearance in this play! Christopher Soucy brilliantly skewers — impales? — vampire tropes with every line. Audiences will feast on this terrific play any time of year.
  • Gobbler
    23 Nov. 2023
    We should all face our mortality with the grace and clarity of Gobbler, who, having been spared the ax, wants to LIVE, not merely exist. Matthew Weaver has written a funny and thoughtful play about Thanksgiving, life and the legacy we leave behind. I would love to see this performed.

    It's a perfect holiday short, despite what Spumoni thinks about "icy fingers of death."
  • The March Of I'ds (a one minute play)
    22 Nov. 2023
    A brilliant 1-minute play that runs the course of an entire relationship (or does it?) in 60 seconds. This was great fun.
  • Alone?
    22 Nov. 2023
    I fear that anything I say about the plot will give too much away, and that would be an injustice to this compelling, powerful short play. It's a mind-bender of a two-hander that will keep audiences rapt with attention — as I was just reading it on the page. The pacing, characters and plot are expertly executed. I loved it and would love to see it performed.
    21 Nov. 2023
    Whatever ride you think you're going to take with this monologue, you're wrong. Charles Scott Jones gives us a solo piece that is unlike any I've ever read, and I was hooked from the start. An actor would have a field day with this piece, and so would audiences.
  • France is Bacon
    19 Nov. 2023
    "France Is Bacon" is a funny, moving portrayal of a girl managing grief and a father trying his best to be the parent he thinks she needs. The tension between these two makes for a compelling play with tender moments that are never forced. Bravo!
  • We Were Happy
    19 Nov. 2023
    "We Were Happy" is a funny, snappy and poignant look at memory, siblings and the true nature of what we think of as "the good old days." Jennifer O'Grady imbues these women with charm, wit and wisdom that make them a delight for actresses to play. I had the pleasure of attending a reading of "We Were Happy" and would love to see a full production.