THING Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through
a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false
starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that
three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce
Hamlet and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE brings together Dawn, a young woman
with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild
comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of
hysterical verbal pyrotechnics—and, of course, true love.
PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD is a parodic musical
vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer
having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery.
THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who
has fallen into "a Philadelphia," a Twilight Zone-like state in which he
cannot get anything he asks for. His only way out of the dilemma? To ask
for the opposite of what he wants.
VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY shows us the Russian
revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with
the mountain-climber's axe he's discovered in his head.