The Short Version

Short-Staffed

With so many people out of town, the Sunday before Memorial Day should’ve been an easy shift at the New York cocktail lounge where this husband and wife team works. It got off to a good start. Then all hell broke loose.

Story told by Laura

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Music

“Birds of Prey” by DarkSunn

“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod, featuring Brett VanDonsel

“Step into Me” by Miami Slice

Sounds

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Theater of the Absurd

To actors trying to get work in New York City or anywhere else, acting and staging plays is a labor of love and insanity where every opportunity that presents itself could be that once in a lifetime break, a complete waste of time, or something in between. When Cherry Lou Sy graduated from theater school, she was willing to take almost any gig, even if she found it on Craig’s List. She was still too green to notice several red flags when she agreed to play the role of Juliet in …some sort of Alice in Wonderland-influenced Shakespeare review. When the writer/producer/director/star still hadn’t shown up as the audience began to file in, she realized she would have to take the reins and try to avert a complete disaster. 

Story told by Cherry Lou Sy 

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Music

“Photo Morgana” Nightingale

“White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane (cover) Donna Cedar 

“White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane (cover) Liz Petty

Sounds

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“Romeo and Juliet” Full-cast performance featuring Claire Bloom, Albert Finney and others; directed by Howard Sackler

“Hamlet” featuring Richard Burton – directed by John Gielgud; produced by Goddard Lieberson

Rash Judgment
Dan woke up one morning and didn’t look or feel right. Fortunately, a doctor had sent a postcard to Dan’s house advertising his services not long before.

Story told by Dan Giachetti 

Produced by Matt Elzweig

Music

“Ambient Pad” Mizayo 
“Photo Morgana” Nightingale
“Panning Wind Is Ending by Dom Dom” CSoul 

Sounds

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