Eden Prairie Players presents its seventh annual Collection of One Acts.
Weight of the World by Eddie Zipperer (Comedy - 9 min)
Directed by David Durkee
The titan Atlas from Greek Mythology carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, literally! But when he gets lessons on astrophysics from the goddess of wisdom and the king of the gods, his whole reason for being comes into question.
Bedtime by Mary Gallagher (Comedy - 12 min)
Directed by Crystal G. Schneider
Unanswered questions about God and "forever" are keeping 10 year-old Tina up at night, and only the reassuring words of her sister, 12 year-old Kitty, can put her mind to rest. Between fart jokes and name calling, these sisters navigate existential questions as they struggle to find an answer good enough to let them go to bed.
Malled by Kerry Foerster (Comedy - 11 min)
Directed by Kerry Koerster
The family visits a shopping mall, splits into pairs, and the adults reveal some truths to their children about men and women.
Missing by Robin Pond (Comedy - 11 min)
Directed by Jennifer Kaune
A woman files a missing persons report about her husband, but is unable to remember the last time she saw him. She is shocked at where the police officer finds him, but he offers an unconventional method to help her cope with some changes.
Directed by Abigail Nones
Hannah's husband, Ivan, has returned from his tour of duty in Afghanistan with an I.E.D.- caused brain injury. The term "supporting our troops" seems to have a different meaning now that he's home. Ivan's noisy and unpredictable behavior on his own front porch irks Marilyn, president of the local Neighborhood Restoration Association (NRA), who insists Ivan be put in a "special place," in order to keep up the local morale.
A Passion Play by Pippin Parker (Drama - 12 min)
Directed by Linda Hayen
A couple travels through Europe touring churches and ruins. While Natalie seeks a spiritual connection with the places they visit, David is more interested in authentic culinary experiences. Natalie comes to a realization about materialism and meaning in life.
Wanda's Visit by Christopher Durang (Comedy - 35 min)
Directed by Liz Michaelson
The humdrum routine of Jim and Marsha, a middle class suburban couple, is thrown into chaos by the arrival of Jim's old high school girlfriend for a not-entirely welcome visit. The visit proceeds from uncomfortable to inappropriate to surreal as we discover that Wanda is hiding out from a kingpin of crime she used to work for.
Weight of the World
Seldom is Heard
A Passion Play
Crystal G. Schneider