Parallel Lives - based on The Kathy and Mo Show.
In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they ve decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes. Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Bei...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Dramatists Play Service Inc
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Jul 14, 2007 Jill rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: theater lovers
The Kathy and Mo Show is a hilarious play (collection of sketches) centered around 2 "superior beings" that are busy creating the universe. It's hilarious--figuring out who carries the baby. Decision: the female. But they figure the male will be jealous, so they throw in a few things to make childbirth less desirable--pain, mess, making the child come out thru a tiny portal. But does that make it even? Ok, give the men a monstrous ego, and that should balance the scales. A great read, even bette...more
Super fun collection of short plays exploring the different kinds of modern woman. Very funny, and would probably be great material for a pair of gifted comedic actresses- or a group of actors and actresses. Ideal for colleges, was my first thought, where there are always plenty of actresses looking for interesting material. Also just a fun read. I laughed out loud numerous times while reading this.