Author: Erica Griffin
One Act Plays
Male, 2 Females
Synopsis: Catch (30's),
an aspiring musician, in playing in a cover band in Boulder City, Nevada.
When a strange but beautiful, and very drunk young groupie named Alice (20's)
brings him home to an off-road shack near the base of Hoover Dam, Catch
suddenly finds himself caught in a strange reality... a reality where a
mentally retarded girl named Daphne (20's) is routinely abused by her sister
Alice in order to make sense of their parents incestuous love affair and double
suicides. Catch faces his own insecurities as his passion for Alice
fizzles and his compassion for Daphne grows.
Males, 1 Female
Synopsis: Mavis (40's),
an artist, has almost finished her nude portrait of Riot (20's), a model, in
her Las Vegas garage/art studio, but has run into a problem now that he has
disrobed completely. When she calls her son Lyle (20's), who works in the
costume shop at UNLV, in for a second opinion, Lyle is instantly attracted to
Riot. Of course Lyle hasn't taken his meds, and when Mavis wants to go out
and celebrate with Riot, Lyle's attraction takes a fatal turn... he comes up
with an artistic solution of his own.
plays can be produced on one simple set.
"Worth the price of admission"
"You want to hear more from her."
- Las Vegas City Life
“'INTACT', an extremely
well-rounded comedic dissertation… is one more reason to love playwright Erica Griffin. In
this piece she tackles religion, mental illness and cultic practice without
managing to offend either common sense or common decency. Her impressive talent
for delivering the unexpected is rare and well crafted.”
– Desert Companion