Four One-Act Plays: Ten Minutes with God / Shut and Bar the Door / Candle on the Table / I’m Herbert
Directed by Sharon Maffei, Pamela Ciochetti & Roger Genereux
April 11 to May 3, 1997
The 2nd production of the 1997 Season
Ten Minutes with God
Written by: Ed Staats
When God sits on a bench conversing with Man, the philosophy flies and the fun runs – but only for ten-minutes! Not preachy or sermonic, this ten-minute episode of a a bus driver has gone past his last earthly stop to arrive at his first celestial one, a bench in outer-space, where he has an opportunity to converse with God in a warm and often poignant way. Pacifica’s own and long-time PSP member Ed Staats.
Shut and Bar the Door
Written by: Tom Gray
A farcical bit of business based on an old English ballad. Merrie Olde England during the 13th century. A peasant housewife and her shepherd husband have a disagreement over who should shut and bar the door. The argument grows to ridiculous proportions and ends in a challenge.
Candle on the Table
Written by: Patricia Clapp
Three elderly women meet at a lunch table on their first day in a home for senior citizens. A candle placed there by the matron awakens different memories in each. The lunchtime conversation reveals some surprising aspects of the lives and personalities of the three women and culminates in a friendship and an affirmative decision.
Written by: Robert Anderson
A sketch about two old, old people sitting on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs and talking. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy as to details. In fact, they don’t always know which one the other one is.