Primary Stages presents this collection of short plays by David Ives, a master of the form. More…
A sample of the plays:
'Enigma Variations': Hijinks ensue as a pair of lookalikes solve an identity crisis with the help of a doctor and his nurse, who might be Aphrodite.
'The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage': A body on the carpet, three ridiculous suspects and a bumbling Scotland Yard detective solve philosophical quandaries as they investigate.
'Babel's in Arms': Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel—or else.
'Soap Opera': A washing-machine repairman falls in love with a picture-perfect washer. Is the washer two-timing him with a dryer?
See it if you enjoy leaving the theater with more questions than when you went in. These 4 stories vary in time and place, the set changes minimally.
Don't see it if you want stories with more meat in them. You get questions, but you won't stay up at night pondering them.