Capsule Descriptions of Plays Staged Since 1990
Two in Spain (90 pp.)
A drama dealing with the audacious attempt of a cancer specialist to kill one of his patients, a self-proclaimed Juan Peron the Second, before the latter assumes dictatorial control of Argentina.
King of the West (63 pp.)
A bittersweet comedy about the American singles scene. Romantic idolatry, infatuations, escapades, shattered dreams, and aching hearts are illumined under pink and lavender lights as Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek” plays on.
Removal (119 pp.)
A drama about a spirited eighty-six-year-old welfare recipient, grinding bureaucracy, and the rights of individuals to live and die where they choose.
The Tricolored Roof (90 pp.)
A comedy about two young brothers “stuck on a bare roof” after their hot-tempered carpenter father leaves them with orders to finish the job by high noon “or else.” What to do when they discover that the lumber company has delivered the wrong colored shingles?
Realometers (28 pp.)
The commercial failure of Henry David Thoreau’s first book – and Thoreau’s clash with his neighbors in Concord, Massachusetts.
Two Suits in One Act (40 pp.)
During her famous 1934-35 lecture tour of America, expatriate author Gertrude Stein makes an unscheduled stop at a fledgling business college in Manchester, New Hampshire, gives an off-the-cuff talk, and reveals far more than she ever intended.
Ice Dreamers (127 pp.)
While under the stress of organizing his second expedition to Antarctica, highly self-disciplined Captain Robert Falcon Scott meets and falls desperately in love with the flirtatious, bohemian sculptor Kathleen Bruce, then finds himself competing with another male suitor also determined to win Kathleen’s affections.
Dancer on the Floor of Heaven (90 pp.)
In a pre-dawn raid of a tenement house on the corner of a red-light district in Chicago, poet Maxwell Bodenheim seeks to rescue Peggy Grace, a young actor and ballet dancer, from her homicidal landlady.
Production History Since 2000
Dancer on the Floor of Heaven (full-length drama) - November 2010
Staged reading at Southern New Hampshire University
The Tricolored Roof (full-length comedy) - April 2009
Produced by The Players’ Ring
Realometers (40-min. one-act drama) - March 2008
Produced by Best Foot Forward Productions
Ice Dreamers (full-length drama) October 2007
Premiered at Southern New Hampshire Univ.
Produced by The Schoolhouse Players
Two Suits in One Act (one-act drama) August 2004
Produced by The Simon Studio
New York City
This one-character play subsequently toured New England and New York State during 2004-06.
- Dramatists Guild of America
- The Thoreau Society
- Resident Playwright, Southern New Hampshire University
- New Hampshire Writers
2010 © Copyright Brenda Wilbert. All rights are reserved.