Jan 7, 2010

RUDNICK THE CANDLE-HEADED BOY

A PLAY IN ONE-ACT BY BRAD McENTIRE



10 MINUTES / 3M / 2F / SINGLE SET

The Unicorn Children won't let poor Rudnick play in their Unicorn Children games. An imaginative retelling of a certain reindeer story.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
  • Estranged Bedfellows Sketch Comedy; Santa Fe NM (Feb 1996)
  • Audacity Productions/ProgreXssive Arts; "The HO! Show"; Garland TX (Dec 2000)
  • Audacity Productions; Mild Dementia Continuous-Play Variety Hour; Dallas TX (May 2004)
  • EndTime Productions; Naked Holidays 2009; New York NY (December 2009)
  • EndTime Productions; Best of... Naked Holidays 2011; New York NY (December 2011)
  • Nouveau 47 Theatre; A Very Nouveau Holiday; Dallas TX (December 2013)

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RUDNICK in performance at Nouveau 47 Theatre, December 2013

CORNER OFFICE SKYE

A ONE-ACT PLAY BY BRAD McENTIRE

10 MINUTES / 1 M / 1 F / SINGLE SETTING

DeWayne Blundell is R.H. and Ana Gonzalez is Skye in CORNER OFFICE SKYE
R.H. has just been promoted. As he finds a quiet spot away from the raucous office holiday party to congratulate himself he finds an other-worldly young woman named Skye. She seems drawn to a man with a good brain in his head.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Nouveau 47 Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas TX, As Part of "A Very Nouveau Holiday" (December 2014) 

For more info on this play, see posts with tags labeled "Corner Office Skye" ... HERE.


Jan 6, 2010

ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH

A Solo Play by Brad McEntire



50 MINUTES / 1 M / SIMPLE SINGLE SET
Robert J. Roberts has a huge problem with the world. In particular he really dislikes people. All people. One day he becomes the unlikely custodian of a magical goldfish and Mr. Roberts' misanthropic view of the world is seriously challenged. Can a person be frustrated into being a better human being?


"McEntire's an expert at swimming solo onstage, charming the audience with sly looks and inventive storytelling." ~ Elaine Liner, Dallas Observer 
"The story takes you on a precisely laid out journey through one man’s psyche while making you feel like you shouldn’t be there, listening." ~ Richard Blake, PegasusNews.com 
"[McEntire is] like a cross between Seinfeld’s George Costanza and comedian Lewis Black" ~ Nancy Churnin, DallasNews.com
"One of McEntire’s many talents is being able to couch very real meditations on life into extraordinary stories." ~ Kris Noteboom, TheaterJones.com

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Stage Reading, Audacity Theatre Lab: Margo Jones Theatre: Dallas TX (Feb 2014)
  • World Premiere at Out of the Loop Fringe Festival; Addison Water Tower Theatre; Addison TX (March 2014)... Winner of "Best of Fest"
  • The Scranton Fringe; Forage Space Gallery; Scranton PA (October 2015)

For press and related infor mation on this show, visit the ROBERTS ETERNAL GOLDFISH tags on this website... HERE



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I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD

A PLAY IN ONE-ACT BY BRAD McENTIRE

Oscar Contreres as Robert and Jeff Hernandez as The Great God
in I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD

50 MINUTES / 3 M / 2 F / FLEXIBLE STAGING

Robert von Ritchie Ritchie has somehow angered a Great God. And now the Great God is out to exact revenge. Robert retraces his steps over the past few days to discover where things went so horribly, horribly wrong. It might have been easier if he weren't constantly on his cell phone talking with his now ex-girlfriend Martha, who barely made it into Mensa. A brief satire of modern public etiquette and private interaction... with music and dance!

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Staged Reading with Audacity Theatre Lab (January 2010)
  • Workshop Excerpt at FronteraFest, Hyde park Theatre, Austin TX (February 2010)
  • Staged Reading with Nouveau 47 and Audacity Theatre Lab (December 2010)

Jan 5, 2010

CYRANO A-GO-GO

A SOLO SHOW BY BRAD McENTIRE

65 MINUTES / 1 M / FLEXIBLE STAGING










A-Go-G0 [or à gogo] - as much as you like; to your heart's content; galore: i.e. dancing à gogo.


CYRANO A-GO-GO is semi-autobiographical exploration of one restless theatre artist's fascination with the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. A chance encounter with the script at a suburban public library at the age of fifteen leads to a cruel and wonderful calling. Mixing the personal, historical and literary into a journey through Rostand's play and a meditation on the differences between art and life, McEntire puts a funny, warm, insightful spin on the usual coming-of-age one-man show.


PRODUCTION HISTORY
  • Audacity Theatre Lab/ Shakespeare Dallas, Green Zone Theatre, (June and July 2011) 
  • Houston Fringe Festival, Bohemeo's Cafe & Theatre (September 2012)
  • Audacity Solo Salon, Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas TX (December 2014)
  • Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Addison TX (March 2015) - "Best of Fest" Winner
  • Nanaimo Fringe Festival, British Columbia, Harbour City Theatre (August 2015)
  • Seattle to Fresno Mini-Fringe, Minion Productions/ Rogue Fringe Fest, Mia Cuppa Cafe (August 2015) 
  • The Tribe: Solo Salon, Deep Vellum Books, Dallas TX (March 2016) - [exceprt]


  • For more info on this play, see posts with tags labeled "Cyrano A-Go-Go" ... HERE.


ARSENIC AND ROSES

A PLAY IN ONE-ACT BY BRAD McENTIRE


Teresa Valenza as Katherine and Jeff Swearingen as Charles in ARSENIC & ROSES
40 MINUTES / 1 M / 1 F / SINGLE SET

Charles is having one of the worst nights of his life. To make matters worse he runs smack into a certain someone from his past... someone with quite a grudge! A darkly comic tale of a parakeet-murderer and the passive-aggressive woman who loves him. 


PRODUCTION HISTORY
  • World-premiere at the Weckesser Studio in Santa Fe NM (December 1996).
  • Staged Reading with Audacity Productions, Lewisville TX (April, 2000).
  • Regional-premiere in North Texas at the Barn Door Theatre as part of the Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre's First Annual New Plays Festival, Flower Mound TX (May 2003).
  • Asian-premiere with DEER Theatre as part of CHEW ON THIS! an evening of site-specific pieces in a diner, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (April 2007).
  • Dallas premiere with Audacity Theatre Lab as part of The Festival of Independent Theatres 2009 at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX (July/Aug 2009).
  • Staged Reading with Denton Community Theatre as part of the 2014 Method and madness Playwriting Festival and Competition, Denton TX. Directed by Tashina Richardson. (May 2014)
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Jan 4, 2010

DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN

A PLAY IN ONE-ACT BY BRAD McENTIRE

Brad McEntire as ROBOT and Jeff Swearingen as DINOSAUR in
DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN (2013)
Robert Linder as ROBOT and Janelle Schroeder as DINOSAUR in
DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN (2015)

65 MINUTES / 2 M/F / SINGLE SET

A press conference is held. A dinosaur from the past and a robot from the future explain about their involvement with saving a little girl from a speeding train.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
  • World festival premiere as part of the 2013 Festival of Independent Theatres, Dallas TX. Presented by Audacity Theatre Lab at the Bath House Cultural Center (June 2013)
  • Point Bank Black Box, Denton TX and the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas TX. Presented by Audacity Theatre Lab and Sundown Collaborative Theatre (October & November 2015)

For more info and press clippings see the tags with the label "Dinosaur and Robot" on this website... HERE.

Also, for a more extensive look at press and feedback from the play's initial production, visit the Audacity Theatre Lab blog, Notes from the Lab... HERE.




I BROUGHT HOME A CHUPACABRA

A Solo Play by Brad McEntire


Lauren Moore in I BROUGHT HOME A CHUPACABRA
30 MINUTES / 1 F / SINGLE SET
A young woman finds a semi-mythical beast on a hike and brings it home. During the next few days she is forced to figure out why it is that she connects better with animals than people.


PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • World Premiere at YOLO Solo Festival; Margo Jones Theatre; Dallas TX (January 2014). Directed by Ruth Engel-McEntire. Performed by Lauren Moore.

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Jan 3, 2010

RASPBERRY FIZZ

A PLAY IN ONE-ACT BY BRAD McENTIRE


Jeff Swearingen as Ellson and Natalie Young as Sam in RASPBERRY FIZZ (2012)
Travis Stuebing as Ellson and Tashina Richardson as Sam in RASPBERRY FIZZ (2013)

30 MINUTES / 2 M / 1F / SINGLE SET

Ellson is 11 years old. He is chomping at the bit to ask Samantha out to the harvest dance. What's with that strange carnival barker with the mysterious sideshow bally?

RASPBERRY FIZZ is an exploration of expectation and the potentialities of the future tied up in a tender and humorous slice-of-life coming-of-age encounter between two adolescents in 1949, in a small town America.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
  • World festival premiere as part of the 2012 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Addison TX. Presented by Audacity Theatre Lab at the Water Tower Theatre (March 2012)
  • Official Entry in the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival (October 2013)
  • Audacity Theatre Lab at the Margo Jones Theatre; Dallas TX (November 2013)

For more info and press clippings see the tags with the label "Raspberry Fizz" on this website... HERE.

Or purchase the play... HERE




CARTER STUBBS TAKES FLIGHT

A FULL-LENGTH PLAY BY BRAD McENTIRE

80 MINUTES / 5 M / 2 F / FLEXIBLE STAGING




Carter Stubbs has little faith in the possibility of his own happiness, you know, actually being a thing. His wife is unhappy. If his job could feel, it would also be unhappy. Suddenly besieged by a string of unfortunate occurrences he is driven to escape. On a strange Pacific island Carter is offered a chance to come face to face with his faith in himself. And maybe, just maybe, he'll get a chance to chart a new direction for his future.

This piece was originally written on commission for Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Denton TX.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Green Space Studio/ Nouveau 47 Theatre, (April 2013) 


For more info on this play, see posts with tags labeled "Carter Stubbs Takes Flight" ... HERE.

Coming soon... an excerpt from the play...

Jan 2, 2010

CHOP

A Solo Play by Brad McEntire



55 MINUTES / 1 M / SINGLE SET

CHOP concerns a man devoid of ambition, with a profound sense of isolation from the busy, happy, productive people around him. Through a chance encounter with a mysterious tattooed woman he is introduced to what may be his true calling - a subculture of unique fetishists who enjoy getting their limbs lopped off. As the guy willing to wield the axe and make the chops, he may finally develop a sense of belonging. A dozen (+) characters performed by a single actor.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Staged Reading with Outsider's Inn Collective; Seattle WA (October 2008)
  • Workshop Reading with Cry Havoc; New York NY (March 2009)
  • World Premiere at Out of the Loop Fringe Festival; Addison Water Tower Theatre; Addison TX (March 2010)
  • Exclusive Engagement at the College of Santa Fe, NM (April 2010)
  • Official Entry in 2010 Phoenix Fringe Festival; Phoenix AZ (April 2010)
  • Benefit Performance at the Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas TX (November 2010)
  • Official Entry in the 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival (November 2010)
  • Official Entry in the 2011 Portland Mini-Fringe (April 2011)
  • Official "Producer's Pick" at the 2011 Houston Fringe Festival (November 2010)
  • Nouveau 47 Theatre; Dallas TX (July 2012)
  • Official Entry in the 2012 New York international Fringe Festival (August 2012)
  • Official Entry in the 2012 Seattle Fringe Festival (September 2012)
  • Official Entry in 2013 SoloMania Fest; New Orleans (November 2013)

CHOP has a full website with information about the show. To visit the website for the show, click HERE.

Ten page sample excerpt below. To request a full script send a email to me at: dribblefunk at yahoo dot com


CHOP promo trailer from FT Bonnigan on Vimeo.

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FOR THE LOVE OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST

A FULL-LENGTH PLAY BY BRAD McENTIRE

Jeff Swearingen as Alfred and Kenneth Fullenwider as Man In A Trench Coat
Julie Reinagle as Hank and Jeff Swearingen as Alfred in FOR THE LOVE OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST


80 MINUTES / 2 M / 3F / SINGLE SET

A man named Alfred is driven to commit an extremely unpleasant act by his devoted love for Claudia, an anesthesiologist. This act leads, in turn, to a life outside the law and on the run. He now comes to the end of his life… Judgment Day. He must come to terms with his past lives and his past deeds, as he prepares to meet his Maker. He does this waiting at a tiki-inspired cocktail lounge somewhere on the edge of life and death. What he possibly could have been and what he actually became, embodied by the two great lovers of his past, converge on him, demanding resolution. 


This piece started as a festival-length one-act before being developed into a full-length play.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • World-Premiere as part of the Sixth Annual Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX. Presented by Audacity Productions (July & August 2004)
  • Overtime Theatre, San Antonio TX (April-May 2012)  




For more info on this play, visit the posts on this blog with the tag label "Anesthesiologist"... HERE.

Or read an excerpt from the play below... COMING SOON