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::::: Mare Biddle Portland Playwright & Author ::::: IN PRODUCTION

Margie and Paul are in their late 60's and having an affair. They have met at the same hotel every week for the last three years. They tease each other to avoid the tension of their feelings, but now Paul wants to change the rules. Loot is a comedy short about love and lust where everything rides on the game. 

Deveopment History:
This 10-min play was originally drafted as part of the collection "Baby, You Can Drive My Car" in 2009. The initial setting for the play was Paul's car, and it worked, but there was always a problem with continuity in the middle of the piece. When the play was first read during workshop at Space 55, I realized that I had to either completely alter the intention of the play or put it in a new setting. Like so many projects, it sat in the drawer for a year or two to percolate. In 2012, I set the play in their hotel room and reworked Paul's story to better clarify his intention to change the game. I submitted the piece to the Theatre Artists Studio for consideration in their Summer Shorts Festival and was delighted to have it included among the chosen works. 

A Cube With A View

Alexandra is smitten with Brock. Brock admires himself. Dennis wants something else. And none of them understand what the deal is with the cats.

Development History:
"Cube" was originally written as a companion play to Tangelico by Canadian playwright, Sterling Lynch. When I set out to write this piece, I had specific material in mind that would compliment Sterling's script. But I also wanted to shape a short play that could stand on its own. Cube With A View is the play that emerged from that process. This work was first read at the Writers' Forum at Space55. Tangelico and A Cube With A View were produced together at Space 55 Theatre Ensemble in February, 2010..

To read A Cube With A View, select the pdf file listed below. To access Tangelico click HERE. The two plays make sense together as companion pieces when Tangelico is read first. As I mentioned above, A Cube With A View stands on its own as well.

This is the original version of the script produced at Space55 in Phoenix, AZ from 2/11 - 2/27, 2010.

Licensing Note: The copyright in "A Cube With A View" was assigned to Sterling Lynch effective March 23, 2010. For licensing information or to obtain a copy of the current script, please contact him directly at:  SterlingLynch.com or on Twitter @SterlingLynch.

Download this file (CUBE 010210.pdf)A Cube With A View
Parking Spaces

Elizabeth searches her soul, and the perfect parking space, for that “thing” that allows each one of us to push past overwhelming life circumstances – both real and imagined.

Post Game Show

Stuck in parking garage traffic after a baseball game, Patrice reveals her friend’s shocking news to her husband. Confused, Jeffrey moves to turn on the post game show, but Patrice wants to talk – about pie.

Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is a time for feasting with family and friends – or not.  Follow Dave and Samantha on a wild ride as they pursue their obsessions: to get back to the “best pumpkin pie ever”, and to get away from an unexpected, certainly uninvited, dinner guest.

Development History:
Pumpkin Pie was produced at the Theatre Artists Studio's Holiday Festival: "Seasonings" in 2008. The play was developed in the writers' circle at The Studio and is one of the titles included in the collected work, Baby You Can Drive My Car, workshopped at Space55 in Phoenix, on April 19, 2009.

Throwing Snowballs at the Moon

JoJo is a wife, mother of three, and has been a caretaker all her life. During Sunday dinner, she announces that she’s leaving – and she’s not coming back. What can her family do to change her mind in the hour they have left? Throwing Snowballs at the Moon is JoJo’s solution to death, fear and regret. Running in real time, the play demonstrates the ways in which all families communicate; by interrupting, not listening, and enduring the silences.