By Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
Cast: 3m., 5w. (expandable to 9m., 14w., multiracial.) These six short plays are perfect fare for anyone who's had to get through a holiday and a relationship at the same time! Memorial Day. Two 30-something professionals try to consummate their relationship, despite the fact that they have very different views on absolutely everything. Independence Day. To her dismay, Paula discovers that her dreams for her daughter and son-in-law's future don't fit their '90s lifestyle. Labor Day. Two married couples test the bonds of their longstanding relationship as they discover what, if anything, will hold their marriages and their friendship together. Halloween. An interesting evening unfolds as Maxine and Claire have a Halloween rendezvous with Doug after swapping poetry with him over the Internet. Christmas. Crystal, a young girl with extraordinary spiritual gifts, helps recently widowed Chet as they both make peace with loss and find hope for their futures. New Year's Eve. Louise, tired of being taken for granted by friends and family, hides away at the inn and receives not only precious advice from a housekeeper but also a surprise reunion. 20 to 25 minutes each. One int./ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.