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The Guy Chair by Steven Bergman

ISBN #1-933159-35-9


Cast of Characters

  • MURRAY—A Jewish retiree

  • JUAN—A 25-year-old Hispanic

  • HERBIE—A Jewish retiree

  • DONALD - A 30-something average family man

  • MAN - A 30-something family man


We visit the world of "the guy chairs": those areas in the shopping malls made up of chairs in various formations for men to sit in while their significant others are shopping forever and ever. In this world. The men don’t just sit in the chairs, they become the chairs themselves! The only escape from their "mall incarceration" is to be sat on and subsequently replaced by another guy. A comedic and sympathetic piece for every man who has ever had to wait for his shopper in the mall. The diversity of the stereotypes in this piece makes it entertaining for both the performers and the audience. With no set and minimal staging (the four characters don’t move throughout the play), The Guy Chair is a fun addition to any evening of one-acts.


Author Biography
Published short plays include: “History,” “At The Buzzer,” “Rosie, the Teddy Bear” (Brooklyn Publishers), “Have a Seat, Please,” and “Marvin and Julius” (Heuer Publishing), “The Guy Chair,” “Grieving Process,” and the full-length play, “Cutting the Leash” (JAC Publishing). Composer: “The Curse is Reversed!” “Jack The Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical,” “Four Kisses”, Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” and Wilson’s “Book of Days.” For young audiences: “Melampus” and “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” (for Brooklyn Children’s Theatrer), Adaptations of "Tom and Huck", “Tatterhood,” “King Midas and his Friends,” and "The Pied Piper" (co-written with Christopher DiGrazia and Earl Maulding). Musical Director: Over 100 productions around North America. Keyboardist: "Nunsense Jamboree" (national tour with Georgia Engel, CD/DVD with Vicki Lawrence), as well as national tours of "Sunday in the Park with George", "Dreamgirls", "Guys and Dolls", and "Les Miserables." Steven is a member of Theatre Communications Group, NAfME, NETC and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., and teaches Drama and Chorus outside of Boston.

Would you like to see more from Steven Bergman?  Consider his short plays...Grieving Process, LOCKDOWN & One Afternoon in Smithfield, and his full-length Cutting the Leash!

In the News
2/7/12 - Playwrights Steven Bergman and David Kruh have new published stories in the anthology, "Final Fenway Fiction: More Short Stories from Red Sox Nation." Check them out at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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