A Simpler Time
Nine Short Comedies Set in Different Eras: By Jonathan Dorf, Tyler Dwiggins, Claire Epstein, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Carrie McCrossen, Ian McWethy, and Don Zoldis
A TheatreXpress Student Production
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the world, many dream of returning to idyllic times gone by or of leaping forward to a better future. In this collection of ten-minute plays, nine playwrights were challenged to find the funny and familiar in eras past and future. The results are a comic trip through time that explores the relative pros and cons of living in a different period, unified by three characters who journey in an unlikely time machine. Whether it’s fighting with friends on the night before the Constitution is due, listening in at a telephone switchboard in the 1940s, trying to avoid the more gruesome aspects of medieval times, or exploring a mysterious possible future, only one thing is certain: though we long for a simpler time, there's humor and hassle in every era.
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