Augustine's Confessions: Scenes from American Life

Augustine's Confessions: Scenes from American Life
by John Augustine

Productions (13)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m (6-48 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-23 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple flexible set with pieces that can stand in for a cafe, living room, and grocery store counter.

Augustine's Confessions: Scenes from American Life
by John Augustine

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Productions (13)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m (6-48 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-23 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple flexible set with pieces that can stand in for a cafe, living room, and grocery store counter.

An exceptional and eclectic collection of twenty short plays that wends its way through various scenes of urban life. Along the way there are unlikely weirdos accosting people on subways in The Subway, a militant store clerk pushing environmental reform in Pamper Island, a man grappling with his own racism in The Three Roses, and a woman who wears a wedding dress to a wedding that isn't hers in Temporary People, Part Two: Rebecca Ruth. With wit and sensitivity, Augustine's Confessions explores the terminally vague and toxically vogue members of society. Read More

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: Each piece in this anthology can be licensed and performed separately.

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An exceptional and eclectic collection of twenty short plays that wends its way through various scenes of urban life. Along the way there are unlikely weirdos accosting people on subways in The Subway, a militant store clerk pushing environmental reform in Pamper Island, a man grappling with his own racism in The Three Roses, and a woman who wears a wedding dress to a wedding that isn't hers in Temporary People, Part Two: Rebecca Ruth. With wit and sensitivity, Augustine's Confessions explores the terminally vague and toxically vogue members of society.

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  • The Opening
  • Gen - X
  • The Subway
  • Temporary People, Part I: Siobhan
  • Nicole and Jane
  • Ghost
  • Pamper Island: A Grocery Store Comedy
  • The Three Roses
  • Window of Opportunity
  • Kept Boy
  • Megaphone Man
  • The Censorship Play
  • Temporary People, Part II: Rebecca Ruth
  • The Closing
  • Scab Writes a Song!
  • Promesa
  • Innocent Victims
  • Maurice
  • Sarabande
  • Mrs. Smith Plays the Piano

    • Comedy/Drama
    • 75 - 90 minutes
    • 4 f, 3 m (6-48 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-23 m)
    • Content Notes: Adult language and content
    • Set: Simple flexible set with pieces that can stand in for a cafe, living room, and grocery store counter.
  • Published Reviews

    "John Augustine's characters cling to language like alcoholics to a martini glass. Insecure, endless verbalizing and very funny, they hope to assuage ambivalence with words; their dialogue tends less to the absurd than to a brittle epigrammatic gleam."

    The Village Voice

    "Incisive wit and keen observations."

    The Trenton Times

    "A bright talent, with an excellent ear for the way people talk without resorting to monosyllables and obscenities."

    The New Hope Gazette

    "Fresh new material... shark jokes and comic thrusts toward the ironies of modern life, in living rooms, supermarkets, offices and bedrooms, there is a deep understanding of loneliness of modern life and the helplessness of confronting it."

    The Princeton Packet

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    MAR 16, 2017 - MAR 19, 2017
    Hartwick College Theatre Arts
    Oneonta, NY United States
    Hartwick College Theatre Arts Oneonta, NY United States
    MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 03, 2017
    New York University
    New York, NY United States
    New York University New York, NY United States
    OCT 21, 2016 - OCT 22, 2016
    Palo Verde Community College
    Blythe, CA United States
    Palo Verde Community College Blythe, CA United States
    NOV 20, 2014 - NOV 20, 2014
    Roosevelt High School
    Seattle, WA United States
    Roosevelt High School Seattle, WA United States
    AUG 21, 2014 - AUG 22, 2014
    Woodville High School
    ST Clair, SA Australia
    Woodville High School ST Clair, SA Australia
    NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
    Whatcom Community College
    Bellingham, WA United States
    Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA United States
    APR 16, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
    Adam Roebuck Productions
    New York, NY United States
    Adam Roebuck Productions New York, NY United States
    FEB 25, 2011 - FEB 27, 2011
    Orange Coast College
    Costa Mesa, CA United States
    Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA United States
    MAR 13, 2008 - MAR 15, 2008
    Mount Saint Mary's Univ
    Emmitsburg, MD United States
    Mount Saint Mary's Univ Emmitsburg, MD United States
    JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
    Newfallen Theatre Company
    New York, NY United States
    Newfallen Theatre Company New York, NY United States
    JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
    New Hope Performing Arts Festival
    New Hope, PA United States
    New Hope Performing Arts Festival New Hope, PA United States
    JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    New York City, NY United States
    Ensemble Studio Theatre New York City, NY United States
    JAN 01, 1993 - DEC 31, 1993
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    JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
    Newfallen Theatre Company
    New York, NY United States
    Newfallen Theatre Company New York, NY United States
    JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
    New Hope Performing Arts Festival
    New Hope, PA United States
    New Hope Performing Arts Festival New Hope, PA United States
    JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    New York City, NY United States
    Ensemble Studio Theatre New York City, NY United States
    JAN 01, 1993 - DEC 31, 1993
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    New York, NY United States
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