Funny Shorts - 15 Comic One-acts

Funny Shorts - 15 Comic One-acts $19.99

Billy Aronson

Published by Boradway Play Publishing

This great value collection offers 15 comic one-acts

"Aronson has demonstrated he has a keen sense of what makes a good one act. Madcap mayhem worthy of the Marx Brothers without censorship. Bravo" ~ CurtainUp

Playwright Billy Aronson is best known for coming up with the original concept of the rock opera Rent

Edgy and original, here's what the critics had to say ...



"Takes its on-target premise to the horizon of absurdity. The denouement is a wicked reversal of rules about who sleeps in whose bed, and the logic is priceless. Aronson has nailed these parental holy wars and couples' skirmishes with a keenly observant eye" ~ Village Voice


"Deft shifts in the tone and meaning of Mr Aronson's dialogue that you only catch when they trigger emotional explosions the shock of totally unexpected passions it all works perfectly" ~ New York Times


"Touching and surreal. Depicts that strange period of time when one realizes the death of a loved one is inevitable and that knowledge makes time with the person change shape; even the cell phones take on a new, magical meaning" ~ Variety


"Mordantly funny. The playwright finds a formula for family and love in an age of fractured marriages, lack of communication and yearning for union" ~ New York Times


"Highly amusing look at the boiling sexual intrigue and artistic warfare behind the scenes of a children's television program. These battles explode in a Bacchanalian conclusion that makes the murderous gunslingers of the Wild West look rather civilized" ~ New York Times


"A mother's surprise visit to her son at college reveals the shocking extent of his emotional instability" ~ New York Times


"The play takes a decidedly loopy turn, and the delight is all the more piquant for being a surprise. From then on, the alumni who show up (including a major celebrity whom you'll know but never guess) have, suffice it to say, unusual résumés. That the reunion proceeds with every familiar emotional trapping nonetheless is funny and even touching" ~New York Times

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