All plays by Emmett Loverde
The Maginot Line
Kelly Maginot is throwing her girlfriends the perfect dinner party... or so she thinks. Her impossible mother, Brigitte, is in town. Plus her brother is secretly dating her friend Zoe, who just quit her job, her other friend Lorrie has postponed a wedding, and her sexy almost-boyfriend Enrique has picked tonight of all nights to declare his undying love for her even though he can't speak English and she can't speak whatever language he's using. Will Kelly make it through the evening in one piece or will she fly off the handle, pitch a fit, push people's buttons, and completely alienate everyone -- in short, will she become her mother??
5 females/2 males; 90-110 minutes; 1 set.
Beauty, Brains, and Personality
“Together we make up the perfect woman: you’re the brains, you’re the personality, and I’m the beauty!”
And so a monthly dinner party between three friends disintegrates into chaos when one makes this stunning claim about the other two... although there is some truth to it. Six months later each of the women faces defining moments in her life. One faces a career change and extracurricular explorations. The second faces an emotional change in lifestyle as she prepares to have a baby. And the third is struggling to be more than simply "the beauty" and failing miserably. Ultimately, the three women are able to define themselves and their friendship beyond a one-dimensional view of beauty, brains, and personality. After all, they are women and reserve the right to change their minds any time they wish to.
3 females; 90-110 minutes; 1 set.
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Ten-year-old Edward Krieger doesn't want Santa Claus to stop by this year. Why not? Because there's too much yelling at his house. Through his letters, Santa inspires Eddie to bring Christmas to his family and friends all year long... even when that means doing something yucky like telling his big sister that he loves her. But as Eddie's family continues to struggle with loss and new hopes, Eddie asks one more Christmas wish of The Fellow In The Red Suit. This time Eddie needs a real miracle.
2 boys/3 girls/3 men/2 women; 110-120 minutes; 7 sets. Also available as a one-act.
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Till You Get To Baraboo
Roland's girl problems are all in his mind. Which is another problem.
While attending the wedding of a dear friend a young man magically finds himself face to face with every woman he has ever loved and lost. Naturally he does a little romancing, a lot of soul-searching, and a bit of apologizing, too.
3 females/2 males (can be larger); 2 sets.
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