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Thalia Follies sketch: CNN Idol

This is one of three sketches Gregory wrote for the May 2010 season of the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space.  Cable news emphasizes its broadcasters' styling over substance to such a degree now, that a collision with American Idol seems inevitable . . .

photo by Regina Larkin

Thalia Follies sketch: Apologizing Athlete

One of three sketches Gregory wrote for the May 2010 season of the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space, this celebrity mea culpa will look familiar to anyone who ever watched an idol fall.  Gregory plays a top athlete trying to quell a firestorm of bad publicity with a sincere-ish apology.  But is he really telling us everything?&nb

Thalia Follies sketch: The Tragedie of Spitzer

One of three sketches Gregory wrote for the May 2010 season of the Thalia Follies at Symphony Space, this Hamlet sendup stars former governor Mario Cuomo as the loquacious Polonius advising his son Andrew/Laertes about the perils of running for office.  Suddenly, the disgraced politician Eliot Spitzer/Hamlet wanders by wondering about

Touchdown Jesus

"Downtown" Don McGinn has been forced out of pro football - too big a liability - and his retirement has hit bottom . . .or so he thinks.  After bombing out of the typical sports-celebrity jobs like broadcasting and business, D.T.

Touchdown Jesus

"Downtown" Don McGinn has been forced out of pro football - too big a liability - and his retirement has hit bottom . . .or so he thinks.  After bombing out of the typical sports-celebrity jobs like broadcasting and business, D.T.

All Time Hits

A multi-voiced two-hander, All Time Hits, mines the hidden deposits of loss and isolation in all of us.  Bert, a radio DJ pushing thirty, realizes one night that maybe he should have zigged when he zagged in life.  Grinding through the graveyard shift, he has visions of a guardian angel, or devil, named Ace who appears in his control booth and radically changes the tune . . .

Rock Out

A love story told through interpretive dance and recorded music, Rock Out peers into the private moments of two lonely souls who cannot dance to save their lives but cling to sound and rhythm to move them in the right direction.  Gary works in Mary's office.  He wants to dance to the beat of her heart.  Mary secretly loves Gary, too.  Will they ever sync up . . .?

photo by Drew Brody

Red State/Blue State

After enjoying the appetizer of their seventh anniversary dinner, Ellie and Don have moved on to a main course of acrimony.  Ellie suspects Don of infidelity while Don continues to obsess about national politics' corrosive effect on their relationship.  Now Ellie brings up another sore subject - adoption . . .

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