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Plays About Friendship or Community

Friendship or community connection is important to a character in these plays. For a contrast, see:

The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein (2 Acts)

The scenes cover notable incidents in Heidi’s life from sixteen to forty. It includes her romantic relationships, involvement in women’s groups, friends, education, and career as an art historian.

Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet (3 Scenes)

Bobby Gould is the head of production at a movie studio. Charlie Fox comes to see him with a script and star actor attached. He wants Bobby to make the movie. Bobby is excited about the project and tries to get in touch with his boss.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (2 Acts)

Estragon and his friend, Vladimir, meet on a country road and make conversation while waiting for Mr. Godot. They are soon joined by Pozzo, a domineering man, and Lucky, the victim of Pozzo’s whims. Mr. Godot has still not arrived.

Once in a Lifetime by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (3 Acts)

Vaudeville performers George, May, and Jerry head for Los Angeles to get into the movies. With the movies now having sound, they figure actors who know how to use their voices will be in demand. They also plan to open a school of elocution. On the way, they meet Helen, a prominent film critic and Susan, an aspiring actress.

Poof! by Lynn Nottage

Samuel threatens his wife, Loureen. When she responds by cursing her husband, a remarkable thing happens—there’s a bright flash followed by a smoking mound of ash on the kitchen floor with Samuel’s glasses on top. Confused and shocked, she calls her friend Florence for help. They try to decide what to do.

Burn This by Lanford Wilson (2 Acts)

Anna and Larry have just attended the funeral of their roommate, Robbie. There’s some distance between Anna and her boyfriend, Burton. Robbie’s older brother, Pale, comes by one night drunk and obnoxious.

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