About this Season's One-Act Comedies
In its fourteenth year the UU Westport Players presents an evening of One-Act Comedies.
Crazy Eights, written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (of Rabbit Hole and Good People fame) tells the story of Connie coming home late one night, to find her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The comic interrogation that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie's charming card-playing buddy.
Theatre Mania says, "Astute and eye-opening! Lindsay-Abaire, who knows a good eccentric when he sees one, has something to say about unpredictable attractions between the sexes, and he says it with his usual cleverness and compassion for everyday nutzos."
Baby Food, also written by Lindsay-Abaire, is a contemporary comedy about an off-kilter couple desperately searching for godparents for their newborn infant. Little do they know that the friends they've chosen are less than adventurous diners and on the verge of a divorce.
Sure Thing written by David Ives, who the New York Times has called the "maestro of the short form" depicts the comic encounter of two people who meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas and we see that success in love is all in the timing.
Miss You, written by David Auburn, best known for his 2000 play, Proof, which won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, shows us two couples struggling to rearrange their relationships via call-waiting.