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The Beat Goes On by Mark Lambeck


ISBN #1-60513-236-5
JAC #2008-0018b


This one-act is one of three plays included in Mark Lambeck's collection Bus Stories, also available thru JAC.


The Cast

  • GRACE - Well dressed kindergarten teacher, late 20s.

  • CORA - A Westchester housewife, 50s


The waiting area of a bus terminal in Westchester County, New York in late fall. There are two rows of chairs back to back stage center representing the waiting area. A suggestion of double doors leading out to the buses are just behind this center row. A ticket counter with a trash can in front of it. A schedule board is on the wall.


An offbeat comedy, opens in a bus station where a kindergarten teacher, the recipient of a heart transplant, goes to meet the wife of the donor to find out the kind of man he was in life.


About this Playwright
MARK LAMBECK has had readings and productions throughout New York and Connecticut including a staged reading of his Holocaust drama, Voices From the Ashes at The Lamb's Theatre in Manhattan. A member of the Stratford, CT-based SquareWrights group, his Connecticut productions have been seen at The Little Theatre in New Haven, Eastbound Theatre in Milford, The Stonington Playhouse, and Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport. NYC credits include productions at: The Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Genesis Rep, Red Room Theatre, and Spotlight On Productions, among others. His play, Ben's Story competed in the 2007 Samuel French one act festival, Call Me Bernice won the 2002 Sage Theatre One Act Playwright's Award, and Tuna & Jack was a finalist in the 2001 American Globe Theatre 15-Minute Play competition. Four of his play adaptations of O. Henry short stories have been published by Contemporary Drama Service, Countdown to 40 and Bus Stories were published by JAC Publishing, Intervention and October People were published in The Best Short Plays of 2008 for 2 or more Actors by Smith & Kraus, and Lucky Day was published by United Staged Publishers. 

You may also want to check out Mark Lambeck's one-act Countdown to 40!

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Mark Lambeck's The Beat Goes On

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