Winner on the Dark Side
Three Short Plays
Incredible Rump by Dan Roth
Setting: The automobile showroom of Ross Motors. 2m
Plot Summary: Two car salesmen, Dave and Jim, try to figure out why Dave is not meeting his monthly sales quota. We learn that the dwindling sales figures are directly attributable to Dave's appearance as an actor in a friend's musical satire INCREDIBLE RUMP. The play, based on Rumplestilskin, has some dark moments but, as Dave says, "it has a happy ending."
Incident at Intake by Lewis Gardner
Setting: A drug-rehabilitation center
Plot Summary: Social worker Wilma interviews a burnout addict, Rossetti, who long ago was a boyfriend of hers. He treated her badly and now he doesn't even recognize her. Instead of helping him, she drags him further into despair and breakdown. At the last minute she relents and pulls strings to get him into a rehab program.
Santa Tells a Story by Tami Canaday
Setting: A laundromat on Christmas Eve. 2m
Plot Summary: This comedy involves a garrulous, repetitive Santa Claus and a hapless man, Rob, who becomes Santa's captive audience. The piece is set in a Laundromat, but for poor Rob, it might as well be Hell.