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But Not For Love By Matthew Everett
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Eleanor and Ephram, sister and brother, are both getting married on the same day. And they’re each getting married to a man. Patrick, Ephram’s groom, agrees with Eleanor that they all... More > need to make a statement by getting married. But Roland, Eleanor’s groom, and Ephram both just want a simple ceremony and a quiet day. Attraction also blossoms between the minister, known as the Duchess, and a policeman standing guard over the church, Duke. But a secret from the Duchess’ past may prove more of an obstacle than the two of them can overcome. Outside among the protesters, Patrick’s younger brother Jacob hurls a rock through the stained glass window in an effort to keep the wedding from taking place. When the rock draws blood, one couple may not end up getting married today, or any other day. Script commissioned and first produced by Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz By Matthew Everett
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Medea tells her sons the tale of an epic love story gone horribly wrong – how the young adventurer Jason met the princess Medea, how the boys’ mother met their father. Medea conjures the... More > other players in the tale, unfolding the origin of the Golden Fleece, and the quest of Jason and the Argonauts. But truth is a slippery thing – depending on the person telling the story, and the reasons they’re telling it. The messier the story gets, the more variations which appear. Throughout, the goddesses and gods of legend meddle in affairs of the human heart. Medea betrayed her father and her country in order to help Jason obtain the Golden Fleece. She helped murder her own brother to aid their escape. Before it was all over, a giant, two kings, and a princess, among others, were dead. And depending on which version you believe, Medea’s sons die as well. But who kills them, and why?< Less
Leave By Matthew Everett
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Seth is a young Marine serving during wartime. Nicholas is his civilian husband who waits back home. In addition to the strain on their relationship caused by distance and absence, they must hide... More > their love for one another behind code words and secret identities because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the United States military. Temptations also weaken their resolve. Jonas, another young gay Marine in Seth’s unit just coming to terms with his identity, forms an intense bond with Seth overseas. Tyson, a former Army soldier, now works alongside Nicholas. When Seth returns home for leave with Jonas at his side, and post-traumatic stress following him from the battlefield, old relationships are tested, and new ones bloom. In the end, the realities of war call on one man to make the ultimate sacrifice. Additional sample scenes, monologues, photos and other production information can be found at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less
Plays for Young Actors and Audiences By Matthew Everett
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Short plays for young actors and audiences including - “How The Coyote Stole Fire” - In the early days of humanity, the cold of winter caught them unprepared and undefended. The coyote... More > gathers a crew of friends to steal fire from the Fire Beings who guarded its secret so jealously. - “Bethesda” - Dennis has been admitted to the psychiatric ward. He is alone and uneasy until he receives an unexpected visitor, the ghost of a young girl named Miranda. - “Dr. Worm” - Dr. Worm has been forced out of his flooded home by a spring rain storm. After nearly stepping on the learned worm, a young boy named Pete engages him in some spirited word play. - “Champion of Breakfast” - A malicious game show host puts various breakfast foods through the tortures of the damned in order to earn the title of Champion of Breakfast. - “Snowball's Chance” - The first snowball of winter is magic. The time has come to put them to use. - Sample scenes and monologues available at www.matthewaeverett.com< Less