Heroines and History

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The Nonsense of Neutrons

Style: Adult drama 

Duration: 45-50 minutes

Cast: 5 actors: 3 females, 2 males. 

Synopsis: The year is 1995, and fanfare and hype over the 50th anniversary of WW2 are all around. But Shannon, a college student, is carrying a long-time rage over her family’s distant connection to the war. Her friends encourage her, warily, to stay positive amidst all the buzz. the pending campus symposium of aging nuclear physicists proves pivotal to this play’s climax. 

John Calhoun and a Thief

Style: Drama 

Duration: 35-40 minutes

Cast: 3 actors: 2 females, 1 males. 

Synopsis: Kicked out of a university PhD program, a bitter and dejected female lifts from the library archives original copies of John Calhoun’s personal documents. She is counseled and consoled by her roommates, both of whom have had their own troubles. The protagonist’s conscience gets to her, as does the mounting advice of her roommates; but as she seeks entry to other universities her luck turns to worse, and the subsequent decisions she makes regarding the papers cause this one-act play to become darker, if not funnier. 

Gracie and the Galapanzas

Style: Adult drama 

Duration: 45-50 minutes

Cast: 5 actors: 3 females, 2 males. 

Synopsis: Gracie Galapanza is a young, accomplished, but depressed tightrope walker. She takes a man hostage in New York’s Twin Towers, and demands to speak with Phillip Palón, the world-famous tightrope walker. The authorities deliver Palón, who Gracie insists will watch her walk the two towers. Emotions and rage run rampant . . . and the gun-wielding Gracie remains the key concern of this short drama.

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