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37th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series B

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Varied

About the show

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents Series B of its 37th annual one-act play marathon, featuring 15 plays presented in three separate lineups. See Series A and Series C. More…


"Tempo" by Harron Atkins 

"Oh My, Goodness" by Cayenne Douglass 

"Privilege" by Susan Kim

"The Extinctionist" by Amanda Quaid 

"The Guard Will Escort You to Ruff-Ruff" by Carole Real

Member Reviews (6)


Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Varied
Avg Score

Ambitious, Dizzying, Profound, Intelligent, Funny

See it if B series is better than the c series. Some good acting and performances.

Don't see it if You want consistency throughout the evening... some shows are better than others. A potpourri of theather.

Thought-provoking, Diverse, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I thoroughly enjoyed all five plays. They were intense, meaningful, and at times, funny. Each one had a strong message. Well done!

Don't see it if You don’t like a variety of shorter plays. You aren’t up for 2 1/2 hours altogether.

Innovative, Varied, Contemporary, Smart

See it if you are interested in what new voices in the theater are doing with the short form.

Don't see it if for you a play is only a play when it fills an evening.

Also As I have written here before, Ensemble Studio Theatre does as much as... Read more Read less

Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see new one-act plays by up-and-coming writers. You will not be disappointed.

Don't see it if you are looking for an extended one- or two-act play.

Also Series A started off the evening with the best play. In Series B, the ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great acting and clever staging in a very engaging play that has an important message.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy absurdist theatre and prefer a more linear plot structure.

Well acted, engaging, somewhat uneven

See it if Harron Atkins's Tempo is the standout here, miles above the other Series B plays. Fine acting by Cecil Blutcher and Wesley T Jones, great

Don't see it if voice-over work, and sharp direction by Collette Robert of a play that is funny, fresh, heartbreaking, empathetic, theatrical and all-around

Also masterful. Cayenne Douglass's Oh My, Goodness features exceptional, wr... Read more Read less

June 11th, 2019
“An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress...If you think of the latest edition of Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual marathon of one-act plays as a five-course dinner, it makes sense that the program opens with a t...
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