(Full-length comedy. Cast: 2 women, 2 men)
This darkly comic love story follows two people trying to stay together, despite the insanity of the world around them-the story of a man afraid of everything, and a woman afraid of nothing other than losing her husband.
A fresh, new play with a surprising surreal style, Constant State of Panic takes a twisted look at how a couple survives in a modern society thriving on fear. Lines between reality and fantasy become blurred as we journey through the looking glass of our modern NSA-era Wonderland.
Read the first act of Constant State of Panic.
- Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, IL, April-May, 2015
- Madcap Players, Washington, DC, 2010
- Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston, MA, 2010
Casting and Production Requirements:
Time: The Bush Years (or the very near future)
Setting: The Tamzah house. (Unit set.)
Character Descriptions: (2 women, 2 men)
- Dave Tamzah: a white guy in his 30s/40s. Afraid of everything. </p>
- Sonia Tamzah: married to Dave. A black woman in her 30s/40s.
- Jim Willoughby: white man, 30-60s, various roles. An agent of the government.
- Jenny Masterson: white woman, 20s-40s. Various roles. A TV reporter.
- Martha: offstage Bible lady, played by same actress as Jenny.