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The Best American Short Plays 1997-1998
by Glenn Young
(Best American Short Plays). Ideal for school reading and workshop productions. Contains: Bellyfruit (Bernhard, Blinkoff and Borrus) * The Most Massive Women Wins (Madeline George) * Time Flies (David Ives) * Creative Development (Jacquelyn Reingold) * and more!
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
(first published November 1st 1998)
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Another eclectic volume of one act plays, but this one curiously lacks an introduction to each work. The anthology opens with Bellyfruit by Maria Bernhard, Susannah Blinkoff, and Janet Borrus, which portrays the teenage pregnancies of three girls of differing backgrounds. This cautionary tale relays to readers (viewers) that teenage pregnancy is certain to ruin your life. The play seems trite in its display of this message, perhaps because it is a story we have all more-than-likely seen played o ...more