The News

The News
by Billy Aronson

Productions (5)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 10 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A bed, 2 chairs.

The News
by Billy Aronson

(0)
Productions (5)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 10 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A bed, 2 chairs.

When Karen gets some upsetting news, she finds herself having to tell her friends and family one by one as they visit her hospital bed. Though the reality of the situation weighs heavily on everyone's mind, Karen and her loved ones cope with humor, swearing, tears, cell phones, and balloons.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $35
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Great Short Plays: Volume 8.
Standard Edition $10.99
Standard Manager Edition $19.99

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Play Details

When Karen gets some upsetting news, she finds herself having to tell her friends and family one by one as they visit her hospital bed. Though the reality of the situation weighs heavily on everyone's mind, Karen and her loved ones cope with humor, swearing, tears, cell phones, and balloons.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 10 - 20 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A bed, 2 chairs.

Published Reviews

"Inventive, funny, touching, well-played."

James Hannaham, The Village Voice

"...filled with numerous quirky touches and terrific dialogue that at times borders on absurdity."

Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania

"...touching and surreal..."

Mark Blankenship, Variety

Production History

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APR 25, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA United States
SEP 12, 2013 - SEP 14, 2013
University Of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO United States
University Of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO United States
DEC 06, 2011 - DEC 06, 2011
University Of Central Arkansas Theatre
Conway, AR United States
University Of Central Arkansas Theatre Conway, AR United States
JAN 01, 2007 - DEC 31, 2007
Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Project
Los Angeles, CA United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Project Los Angeles, CA United States
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JAN 01, 2007 - DEC 31, 2007
Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Project
Los Angeles, CA United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Project Los Angeles, CA United States