Comedy. By Rosemary Frisino Toohey.
Cast: 4 actors. Think living in a fishbowl is tough? Try a fruit bowl. All the regulars are there: the self-centered star, the guy hiding a secret, the budding philosopher. Anxiety, alienation, alarm and bad attitude are all there. All oranges are acidic, but the one in this bowl is off the charts. Apple is worried because he's all or nothing at all—and what's really underneath that skin? Bruised by self-doubt, the banana wrestles with the big questions. Can he possibly be top banana? Then the arrival of a strange brown visitor from down under ups the ante. Can the newbie pass the test? And is she truly a fruit? Prejudice ripens in the bowl. Will the newcomer be accepted? As the light fades at the end of the day, there's much more than seeds and juice in this fruit bowl. Single set. Approximate running time: 15 minutes.