This Romantic Comedy, set in Mark Twain's Conservatory / the Garden of Eden, follows the adventures and misadventures of the First Couple. Mark Twain sets the scenes and occasionally provides his take on the couple's progress.
The story begins as Eve's curiosity causes her follow Adam around the Garden until he gives in and speaks to her. Not a happy start for the couple. Then Eve tries to befriend all the animals, while Adam just wants to name them. Eventually Eve's curiosity leads her to befriend a serpent - what Twain calls "The world's first consultant" - which leads to mankind's fall and their exodus from the once beautiful, peaceful garden. But - as in life - their story doesn't end there. There are other Edens to build.
Comedy: 2 Women, 3 Men Running Time: 90 minutes Adapted from Twain's Adam and Eve novels by Meredith Bean McMath
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ARMS & THE HIGHLANDER A Revolutionary Romantic Comedy
This Colonial American adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man begins just after the Battle of Yorktown. As Americans realize they've won the war, they're celebrating in the streets; young Elizabeth Littlebone has just heard the news that her love led the final charge, and with great pride and dreams of a happy future in this brand new America, she blows out the candle in the window and tucks into bed. In the street below, one British Mercenary Soldier is running through the streets to save his life when he spies the open window above. As he climbs the side of the home, Capt. Hay thinks is certain he's made a brave escape, but he's never met a brave, new American lass.
Comedy: 3 Women, 5 Men Running Time: 90 minutes Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man by Meredith Bean McMath
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THE COLLEGE OF HER CHOICE
Annie and Albert love their daughter, but she's done something neither can quite believe - something that betrays every value they've taught her and everything they've raised her to know and understand - she's run off to Clown School. What did they do wrong? ... Two professional Mimes who thought their daughter would follow in their footsteps? When she left she told them she'd never speak to them again and never come back! As they work through their anger and grief... and admit to themselves the hints she'd been giving them all along, Albert reveals a secret... about those big red shoes.
Comedy: 1 Woman, 1 Man Running Time: 10 minutes Script by Meredith Bean McMath
"You bring women's history and stories out of the shadows." - Lee Lawrence
McMath's original play is based on the true story of Lida, Lizzie and Sarah - three young pro-Union women living in Confederate Loudoun County, Virginia who chose to write a newspaper to boost the morale of Union soldiers. As a result, they became the first Female journalists of Virginia. Their Waterford News covered the reality of their daily lives - from skirmishes, battles and Confederate foragers to Union burning raids and personal loss - all with unshaken hope and ironclad humor. The play explores why they made those choices and leaves the audience to wonder whether they'd do the same.
This original contemporary drama, written and directed by McMath, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. The play begins as a group of actors appear to rehearse a play about child abuse and Social Services intervention. But the actors begin to do more than act, and the child, who is still auditioning for the role, seems willing to go further than the others... In fact, she may give it her all.
Drama: 6 Women, 2 Men Running Time: 60 minutes Script by Meredith Bean McMath
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THE TRUTH BE TOLD: Civil War Women in a Border County
Seventeen women's voices - brave and angry, poignant and comical - taken directly from diaries, letters and documents and surprising in their contemporary sound. Real women living in a deeply divided Virginia county who experienced the war in a deeply personal way.
Although Loudoun County, Virginia's majority were Confederate, the County was unique for two reasons: it lay on the border of Union states, and it held Union people, too: Quakers who were both pacifists and virulently anti-slavery whose sons and fathers and brothers formed the only Union troop in Virginia: The Loudoun Rangers. Loudoun also held a large population of slaves, a few freedmen, and an active Underground Railroad. And as the war raged, the women found themselves in new roles as nurses, spies, farm managers and plantation owners... FIND OUT MORE...
Historic Drama: 17 Women Running Time: 50 minutes Script by Meredith Bean McMath
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STICKS AND STONES
This prize-winning short drama explores a young woman’s sense of self after experiencing sexual abuse - the guilt, the difficulty she has bringing those feelings up from the past, and the certainty she's held for so long about her part in it all. But guilt has distorted her perspective and the truth will change everything.
Drama: 1 Woman, 1 Man Running Time: 10 minutes Script by Meredith Bean McMath