Included in this collection:
Race You to the Finish— An absurdist one-act play.
Renholder Place—A short play. Jacob Daniels, a
salesman from St. Louis, thinks he is on vacation at a 5 star hotel. Besides
a few random occurrences such as sudden and violent outbursts from an older
gentleman and from a model-esque woman named Lisa, everything seems normal.
Jacob is enjoying the great service, the comfortable conditions, and his
newly formed friendship with a jazz musician named Charlie. This feeling of
normalcy soon grows into fear with the more guests he meets and the more he
gets to know these guests. From Sarah, a writer with an incredibly dark
demeanor whom constantly speaks to herself, to an older gentleman who haunts
Jacob with every turn he takes. This fear drives Jacob to investigate where
it is that he is actually staying and due to what horrific truth.
Inside Out—A play in two scenes. When depression
and paranoia strike Jessie, a single mother of one, she struggles to sort
out her mind between her expectations and the expectations of modern
society. She feels like a caged animal within her own living room and that
“they” will only cage her away in solitude for the rest of her life. While
being trapped inside her own mind, she ends up committing suicide and having
her son, a product of society, find her body. As the story progresses, the
son goes through several dreamscapes as he suffers from a similar depression
due to the traumatic events experienced with Jessie. In his final
dreamscape, he discovers a serene meadow with a small girl that leads him to
an important message from the grave.
10 Seconds—A one-act play. A work-a-holic
marketer, Anthony, is attempting to enjoy his vacation with his wife
Rebecca, a school teacher with a fiery personality. The only problem is
Anthony is lost in thought concerning a new product being implemented by his
company on their way back to their hotel. Rebecca realizes this and advises
him to relax but when this advice finally starts to sink in, Anthony crashes
their vehicle into a truck. He wakes up in a type of limbo where the
environment is the same but no objects or people exist. He attempts to piece
the mysterious world together while being haunted by the voice of Rebecca.
Before Anthony can figure out his predicament he slowly collapses to the
ground. The scene changes and two officers begin to talk about what actually
occurred including the fact that Anthony died in the car crash and his wife
survived only to discover his demise.