A feral child, a burnt-out musician, and a mysterious woman run amok in
DINING WITH PLOETZ
Three new one-act comedies by Richard Ploetz
September 5 – 22 at Theater for the New City
Written by Richard Ploetz
Directed by Steven Hauck and Richard Ploetz
Presented by Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, in association with Nedworks, Inc.
Sabrina, a feral child, just turned 6 and her parents are throwing her a party in their shabby loft in the desolate rug district. After the cake is eaten, the parents and their only friend Beth, wait for an aristocratic couple to arrive. The couple arrives minutes before midnight with a strange “poet” they just met on the street. Now, as a goldfish presides, the evening begins.
MEMORY LIKE A PALE GREEN CLOCK
A husband surprises his wife with a romantic dinner at an extravagant restaurant. Across from them is a woman sitting alone that he remembers but can’t place. As his distraction persists his wife becomes increasingly irritated. While the evening unravels an ancient waiter serves as an enigmatic master of ceremonies.
A tale inspired by a true story. One character focuses on a special dinner, the other on how it will be served. What is at “steak” here, a simple meal or something of a more existential nature? Enlightenment--served as desert?