Duncan Pflaster is the author of several plays, including the multi-award-winning fantasies The Empress of Sex, The Starship Astrov, The Thyme of the Season, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, Sweeter Dreams, and Eternity: Time Without End, as well as The Wastes of Time, The Tragedy of Dandelion, Suckers, Sleeping in Tomorrow, Admit Impediments, Six Silences In Three Movements, Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same, Amazing Daedalus, Eskimo, Wilder & Wilder, and Ore, or Or; in addition to a panoply of shorter pieces that have been seen in festivals all over the country. He is also an award-winning actor (2009 MITF Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor, I Hate Love)and theatre reviewer (2nd Place in Stage and Cinema's 2010 Theater Review Contest, for BroadwayWorld.com review of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage).
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Plays by Duncan Pflaster on Indie Theater Now
FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SKETCHES OF YOUR LEFT HAND
When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks it's for an artist's retreat, but it's also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blanca's brother, on his medication; tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play.
ORE, OR OR
A Zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers- a Japanese-American man with a passion for Star Trek, his Jewish girlfriend who loves to taunt her family by dating the goyim, her roommate a homo who's trying not to date straight men anymore, and his fag hag, a WASP model who's sporadically studying astrology and Buddhism.
PRINCE TREVOR AMONGST THE ELEPHANTS
In this Shakespeare-styled Ridiculous Fairy Tale Play, Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape marriage to the evil Queen Bluebella and find his true love, Toby the Stable Boy.
THE EMPRESS OF SEX
A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.
THE STARSHIP ASTROV
A play written in the style of Anton Chekhov, set on a spaceship.
THE TAINT OF EQUALITY
Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.
THE THYME OF THE SEASON
An irreverent sequel to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, set on Hallowe’en.
THE TRAGEDY OF DANDELION
A five-act Shakespearean-styled play entirely in iambic pentameter, written for a cast of eight women to play all the roles, it follows the Princess Dandelion on an epic journey as she dresses as a boy to evade her rapist.
More About Duncan Pflaster
Indie Theater Profile of Duncan Pflaster [May 4, 2012]
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