This collection presents the winners of the 2001 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival one-act play competition.
A Fair Affair by Daria Polatin explores the "backwards" relationship of two secret lovers as they attempt to reconcile their romantic dreams. Based on a Chekhov short story, this bittersweet love story unfolds with a timely twist.
One of the wackiest plays ever written about teen pregnancy, Where's Julie by Daniel Guyton, combines melodrama and farce, forming a style of its own!
Atlas's Cigar by Betsy Breitanbach looks at the phenomenon of school violence through a student questioning the American educational system through his relationship with a student teacher.
In A Tempting Fate by Brad Stoller, a husband and wife discover the relief of turning their life over to fate by using first a coin and then dice until their quixotix oracle turns them inside out.
Michael O'Brien's Bunnies is a completely fictional play about Hugh Hefner and the beginnings of Playboy magazine with no regard for facts that would clearly contradict this interpretation.
Through comedic interaction with local oddballs, two college-age friends make self-discoveries and examine the meaning of friendship in Drive-In America by Amy Lanasa.
In Local Celebrities by Todd McCullough, an alcoholic weatherman struggles with his job, his daughter and heavy rain.
Jason D. Martin's Fall From Grace finds a dying climber fighting demons, real and imagined, on the icy flanks of a dangerous Alaskan mountain.