Bruce Pratt’s collection of four one-act plays, entitled What?, includes “Library Detention,” “Wednesday?,” “Schubert’s Monkey,” and “Absentee Ballot.” In all four plays, one or both of the characters say something that creates a misunderstanding prompting the action. And in all four plays, there is a character that never appears on stage – Schubert, Tracey, Mrs. Harden, and baby. Bruce says it may be part of his fascination with Godot – the presence that is never corporeal but always palpable. Members of The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab present a staged reading of the plays, followed by a short discussion with the playwright, Bruce Pratt, a two-time winner of MHTL’s Maine Playwright’s Award. If you are interested in being part of the reading, please contact Cynthia Thayer, [email protected]
Bruce Pratt is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and playwright. He is the author of the novel The Serpents of Blissfull from Mountain State Press, the poetry collection Boreal from Antrim House Books, The Trash Detail: Stories from New Rivers Press, and the poetry chapbook Forms and Shades from Clare Songbirds Publishing. His fiction, poetry, drama, and essays have appeared in more than forty magazines, reviews, and journals across the United States, and in Canada, Ireland, and Wales. He is the editor of American Fiction.