What’s It All About, Benny?

Old (Lame) Joke

“What’s it about?”

“It’s about two hours long.”

 

If it’s any good, then even the most earnest answer would fail to explain. Good stuff is not “about.” Good stuff is.

Still, there are well-meaning people who think it unseemly for a playwright to dodge this maddening question. And who believe, apparently, that a playwright’s inability to encapsulate his work bespeaks confusion or uncertain intent. For them, sincerely but not without grains of salt…

 

A COUPLE OF KIDS FROM QUEENS: community

BREVIS: boy meets girl

COMING FOR A VISIT: fledglings

HORACE WHIRLEY’S WOE: aspiration

NEVER MIND THE WIND: love/forgiveness

PROBLEM PLAY: cooperation

SHORT FORM: short play submission guidelines

THE PROPERTY: motherhood

TIME’S PRICE: rhetoric

WHAT THE LIGHT LIGHTS UP: immanence