Become What You Are
Two Short Plays
Ralph Smith of Schenectady, New York’s Coming-Out-to-His-Wife Options
by Peter Marino
Ralph Smith is a rather nondescript white man on the eve of turning fifty. He enjoys the comforts of his middle class life and doesn't want to upset his domestic tranquility. Yet he's unable to ignore the turmoil he feels for having deceived his wife Madge about his secret gay life. In this play, Ralph contemplates real and impossible ways of breaking the news to Madge, including insinuating conversation openers, a census taker, a Redbook survey, and haiku. Ultimately he has to decide whether it's more humane ‑ to Madge and to himself ‑ to be honest with her or to live with the guilt in silence.
The Antichrist Cometh
by David MacGregor
When Greg discovers that he might be the Antichrist, he must decide whether to go to a dinner party with his beloved wife, or start preparing to usher in the Apocalypse.
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