If you like dark comedies (cringe and laugh, laugh and cringe—then pause to think seriously for a minute…), check out my new 10-minute play, Alfred and Lily and Their Marvelous Tank in the Forest. Yes, it has two frogs in it who jump around, chew on sticks, and get jealous of pond creatures with purple scarves—but this allegory doesn’t only provide fun entertainment; it’s thought provoking and generates great discussion. Does a horror have to affect you personally for you to notice something is wrong? How long will you accept happy lies until you’re willing to see what is in front of you? How can two individuals have such contrasting views of reality?
This is a fantastic piece for two talented actors (late teens to any age really), ready to sink their teeth into fun roles with high stakes. It’s a great piece for a creative director to give audiences moments to terrify them and make them laugh. It has room for so many inventive design experiences. It can be as complicated or as simple as you like. Enjoy!
ALFRED AND LILY AND THEIR MARVELOUS TANK IN THE FOREST
When Alfred and Lily are transplanted to a mysterious tank in the forest, they must decide if they will trust their new benefactors or find a way to escape.
Genre: Dark comedy/absurd/thriller
Cast: 1 male, 1 female
Set: Minimal, a tank in a forest (may be impressionistic)
Running time: 10 minutes
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