Money and Relationships The Marco Players

TMP’s Reader’s Theater

Money & Relationships

7:00 – 8:30pm

Six short plays that tell stories of business relationships that are “business as usual” until they turn unusual.

Reader’s Theater is a style of theater that involves no costumes, props, or memorization of lines. You will enjoy some new faces during this production that gives new volunteers and long-standing community theater lovers a chance to shine.

Readings

The Most Lamentable Comedie of Moira and Rosa – by Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Two women are fired from their posts at an Amazon warehouse for stealing, but their criminal motives were honorable: to post honest online reviews.

The El Taqueria – by Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

A failing family-owned Tex-Mex franchise in the Berkshires is facing foreclosure, but the three sisters in charge are oblivious. Their estranged brother returns to make them face facts.

The Beggar and the King – by Winthrop Parkhurstv

This one-act play is available to the public domain and is reprinted from The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays.

The King of a far away country and his servant are in a battle of tolerance with a Beggar who spends his entire day begging for bread. No matter how the King punishes the Beggar to make him stop begging for bread, the Beggar continues. Who will last to the end?

The Board – by Laverne Kehr

Produced by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC.

In this futuristic comedy, members of a “board” attempt to deal with the complex problem of a worker with a sore toe.  All that results, however, is a flow of bureaucratic jargon and theoretical arguments.  A practical-minded secretary solves the problem, however.  She offers the man a Band-Aid, much to the chagrin of the board.  This is a charming comedy based on the problems which so often arise during the making of even the simplest political decision.

Biscuit$ – by Tim Simon

Produced by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC.

The seemingly mundane world of running a biscuit company is a surprising backdrop for this sharply-written existential play about the power of the relationship between a young college student and his father. This play takes your audience on an insightful journey as they realize that Charles’ methodical planning is not just about control of the biscuit company, but of his son’s entire life.

The Plot to Assassinate the Chase Manhattan Bank – by Carl Larsen

Produced by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC.

Everyone knows they have a friend at Chase Manhattan Bank.  But until The Plot to Assassinate the Chase Manhattan Bank was written, no one could realize to what extent this friendship can be carried.  A poor befuddled little man enters the bank with a time bomb, determined to hold up the bank.  But how can you hold up the Chase Manhattan when everyone is a friend — and they are all trying to give you the money!  That’s our bank robber’s problem — as the play unfolds and that bomb just keeps ticking away.