All plays by Emmett Loverde
Good Business Sense
Yuppie Barth has Good Business Sense, and tonight he's making the boardroom presentation of his life: a proposal of marriage to the equally industrious Claudia. Everything is perfect -- including the ring for which his assistants shopped everywhere. But Claudia wants flowers and violins, not charts and graphs...
1 female/1 male/1 either; 20-25 minutes; 1 set.
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A Timely Maneuver
Uptight Jane Marwood is surprised when her blind date Reggie pulls out an egg timer and sets it for five minutes. Five minutes later, she's appalled when he invites her to bed, pointing out that women supposedly know within five minutes of meeting a man how far they'll "go" with him. Chaos ensues.
1 female/1 male; 15-25 minutes; 1 set.
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The Killist is certain that he is the meanest thug that ever menaced a dry frontier town. But he's about to learn just how mean and scary hardscrabble desert living can make you. Bone Dry, Arizona is home to Dick Stallion, the fastest-talking horse salesman ever; and Maw and Paw, who lost every one of their eighteen children to mysterious circumstances; and Chief Rain-Snow, who just might be the answer to a dry town's prayers... if he's in a good mood.
2 females/6 males/2-10 either; 15-25 minutes; 3 sets. Can also be performed as a radio play.
A disillusioned teenager decides to expose the shallowness of his classmates by interviewing the most popular girl in his small-town high school. But she's not as crass as she first seems, and he's not the bundle of sensitivity he thinks he is. And when love blossoms it's a surprise to them both so they do what any normal teenager would: fight it.
1 female/1 male/1 either; 15-25 minutes; 1 set. Also available in a ten-minute version.
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So Much Snow
An intriguing group of magical characters gathers in a wintry expanse to solve the mystery of where they came from -- and what's coming for them. They turn out to be toys that are about to be given as gifts to a family of poor children. A wonderful holiday fantasy featuring a wide range of parts for all ages.
4 females/3 males/5 either; 20-25 minutes; 1 set.
Beauty, Brains, and Personality
Three friends gather for a dinner party at which one wreaks havoc by telling the others "Together we make up the perfect woman -- she's the Brains, she's the Personality, and I'm the Beauty!" The three then scramble to save their friendship and self-respect -- with results both poignant and hilarious.
3 females/0 males; 30 minutes. 1 set. Also available in a full-length version.
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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; 30-40 minutes. Also available in a full-length version.
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Sexy barfly Kim captures the heart of uptight Hollis even as he composes a love letter to another girl. Turning men into panting puppy-dogs comes naturally to Kim... but tonight her own feelings are getting a bit out of control. This wasn't supposed to happen.
1 female/1 male/1 either; 20-30 minutes; 1 set.
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Stand-up comic Victor's quick wit is no match for the razor-sharp tongue of Cynthia, a woman he meets just after a show. Upon learning that she actually broke up with her boyfriend of several years during Victor's act he nearly bolts out the door... but something about her makes him stay. Could it be her kiss? Two shy people venture farther out on a limb than either has ever been before.
1 female/1 male; 20-30 minutes; 1 set.
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Jesus Awakens the Little Girl
Just what exactly happened when Jesus brought the rabbi's daughter back from the dead? Well, when most teenagers are awakened against their will they can be pretty cranky and this one is no exception.
The Gospels are full of stories of Jesus with tiny children and adults -- but no teenagers! Here is the untold story of what happened when He finally encountered one.
1 female/1 male; 15-25 minutes; 1 set.
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Play How You Play
A friendly game of pool between lovers Sarah and Rudy goes haywire when she admits to him that she is actually a professional pool player, a fact she'd been hiding to protect his ego. Naturally, through the twisted logic that exists only between the young-and-in-love, this revelation leads to recriminations, accusations of infidelity, and other verbal foreplay.
2 females/2 males/1 either; 20-30 minutes; 1 set.
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Peace and Quiet
A young man seeking peace and quiet attempts to purchase it from fast-talking salesman Dr. Guerin T. Gales in the form of a device designed to repel other people, but his solace is constantly interrupted by the townspeople who are following the doings of a wonderful King. When the King faces death at the hands of His enemies and the young man is given a choice to reunite the King with His mother or continue his own search for peace and quiet, he learns that one can find quiet in the world but peace only happens deep in the soul.
2 females/2 males/10+ either; 12-20 minutes; 1 set.
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