The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 5
Compiled By Van Dirk Fisher
S Y N O P S I S O F P L A Y S
COLD APRIL By John P. McEneny. Set in Rawanda in 1994, a thirteen-year old girl refuses to hand over her friends to the Hutu rebels.
Characters: Male - 1, Female - 6
REUNION By Brian Podnos. A father and son must face their demons when the son is released from rehab.
Characters: Male - 2
FIGHTING FIRES By Von H. Washington, Sr. On the eve of his 18th birthday, a young man kidnaps his absentee father and demands the attention he believes was owed him during his developmental years.
Characters: Male - 2, Female - 2
JACK By Daren Taylor. In a world where poverty and despair are in abundance, what happens when a boy buys magic seeds from a mysterious figure, climbs an enchanted beanstalk, and believes that he’s seen God? Jack, a dark retelling of an old fairy tale. For every dream, there’s a nightmare.
Characters: Male - 5, Female - 5
MARKED By Cassandra Lewis, a dark comedy that explores the connection between love, insanity and social responsibility.
Characters: Male - in his 30s, Female - in her 50s
ALWAYS ANASTASIA By Michele Leigh. A disillusioned cop on the verge of a nervous breakdown believes he is being tormented By a narcissistic psychopath.
Characters: Male - 1 in his mid 30s, Female -1 In her mid 20s and 1 in her 30s
THIS QUIET HOUSE By ToBy Levin. What happens when a stepmother’s desire to have a son catches fire?
Characters: Male - 1 in his 20s, 1 in his 50s, Female -1 In her 50s
WHAT CHEER, IOWA By Jeff Belanger. Tempers flare and sanity is on the line as five people struggle against the gargantuan pressure of waiting to find out if their cars passed their annual inspection.
Characters: Male - 4, Female - 2