The Bench: A Collection of Original Short Plays
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Art, by provocative playwright Yasmina Reza (God of Carnage), focuses on three men whose 15-year friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive modern painting that appears to be just a completely white canvas. They each have different reactions to the piece and differing opinions on art. As the argument moves from aesthetics to something deeper, this witty and insightful comedy explores the extent to which our identities are shaped by our social circle, and reveals how deep friendships can be shaken up by the most unexpected events. Art picked up a Tony Award for Best Play in 1998. Learn More
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These skits will run you through a range of emotions and really give you something to think about. I laughed quite a bit and almost cried a few times. The acting was good and eventhough the set was simple it very well served it's purpose.
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- “The artistic collaboration magically brings about work that is original and inspired.” – Tolucan Times
Where better to reconcile a marriage, consult your dead husband’s gay lover or tell your best friend good-bye, than a park bench?
The Actor's Workout Studio’s Writer’s Workshop's newest collection of short plays examines the many facets and paths life takes witnessed by a simple unassuming park bench. Secrets, precious moments in life are often experienced behind closed doors but have you ever wondered what the couple in the park are discussing in hushed tones?
The show was written and developed by the “Writer’s Workshop” at the Actor’s Workout Studio, a unique writing group that unites both Actor and Writer in a community experience. This collection of 10 short plays by Johnny Cho, Julian Coryell, Sunta Izzicupo, Aaron Gibson, Mick Montgomery and Eric Seppella, highlight this collaborative environment showcasing the marvels of a community working together.