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No Prune

  • Henry Meyerson
  • Short Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 1M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573660399

Can two needy people find happiness over a cherry Danish?

  • Short Play
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 10 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Shoestring Budget
Can two needy people find happiness over a cherry Danish?

Published in the collection Fresh Brewed: Tales From the Coffee Bar.

Premiere Production: No Prune premiered at the 1998 Samuel French Short Play Festival, New York, directed by Mildred Purdy. Subsequent performances were at Avery Point Playhouse, 1999 and The Producers Club, 2000, both directed by James Alexander Bond, at Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2000, directed by Charles Armesto, First Stage, LA, 2002, directed by Bill Becker, and at Sticky, Sheffield, UK, directed by Lisa Charles.
  • Casting: 1M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Color blind casting

ALLEN - 20a-30s; nerdish in too short pants and too white socks and black framed glasses.
CARMEN - 20s-30s; same age as ALLEN, has the appearance of an unmade bed; hair and clothes in as much disarray as her life.