The Pope's Nose - Short Plays and Sketches

The Pope's Nose - Short Plays and Sketches $13

Howard Korder

Published by Dramatists Play Service

The Laws is a monologue in which a man reads a series of laws, contrasting the ancient and the modern worlds. (1 man)

The Facts takes place at the scene of a mysterious briefing in the style of a hearing - where one character warns, "the facts speak for themselves they speak eloquently indeed" (5 men, with silent extras)

In Imagining America, a director interviews for a job on a project extolling the American dream, only to find out that what he is really wanted for is his connections to certain actors - actors he cannot deliver. (2 men)

Man In A Restaurant depicts a day in the life of a man who drinks espresso at a cafe table from early in the morning to very late at night

An odd assortment of people share his table over the course of the day - including his ex-wife, a tourist couple, a laborer, a priest and a student

With each guest at his table the man displays a chameleon - like ability to change his identity with each of their stories (8 men, 2 women)

In Girls' Talk, a very nosy woman tries to get to know her new neighbor whose son keeps hiding under the sink, against a backdrop of wife abuse (1 boy, 2 women)

In Wonderful Party!, a hostess hardly knows anyone at her own party (5 men, 3 women)

Under Observation ~ a touching monologue in which a woman responds to the hospitalization of her husband in very technological language (1 woman)

A collection of short comic plays and sketches that depict the absurdity of a life without human connection. Howard Korder's work is perfect to display a wide range of acting talents and styles


"The short piece is Korder at his savvy satirical sharpest" ~ Drama-Logue

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