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By Andrew Biss

a set of 5 thematically similar, darkly funny one-act performs from award-winning playwright Andrew Biss during which traditional humans locate themselves within the so much awesome circumstances.

An sincere Mistake: Madge has lengthy because surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her by way of her belligerent husband, Stan. in this specific night, although, her fears of a rat underneath the floorboards, mixed along with her absent-mindedness, lead to her dishing up Stan not just his night meal - but additionally his simply deserts!

A everyday Face: aged girls, previous neighbors, join up in a London café almost immediately after one them - Dora - has been widowed. As Dora's grief and anger intensifies, her friend Eydie starts to suspect there is extra to her angst than the lack of a friend. while Dora evenly gets rid of from her buying bag a wide glass jar containing a human head, discussions over its mysterious identification, and the way it got here to be lodged within the cabinet below her stairs, result in a few startling revelations.

A Slip of the Tongue: pass over Perkins, bored with the consistent innuendos and sexual insinuations of her service provider, Mr. Reams, has determined at hand in her discover. in this specific morning, even though, Mr. Reams comes to a decision to take issues one step extra. regrettably, because of pass over Perkins' frightened disposition and a mobile that jewelry at a disturbingly excessive pitch, he quickly discovers he is bitten off greater than he can chew...or at the very least, certainly one of them has.

An Embarrassing Odour: Ethel, a widowed pensioner, sits down one night to take on her day-by-day crossword puzzle. by surprise her tranquil international is became the wrong way up whilst a burglar enters her domestic, believing it to be unoccupied. As Ethel vainly makes an attempt to forge a dating with the violent antisocial earlier than her, his issues lie in simple terms with getting his fingers on her valuables...that and the disagreeable odor that fills the room. what's that smell?

A attractive Confession: in the course of a night in entrance of the tv a staid married couple without warning locate themselves having to confront a brand new reality.

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