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Apocalyptic Butterflies
Cooped up in their cramped cottage in a remote part of Maine, Hank and Muriel Tarer are beginning to get on each others nerves. They have still not agreed on a name for their sevenweek-old daughter, Muriel refuses to accept motherhood and housework as a full time occupation, Hank is having an affair with a busty checkout girl ar the local IGA store and, to top it all off, Hanks father has dumped a load of totem poles in their front yard, hoping to jar Hank out of his "traditional thought patterns." In fact, a general shaking-up is what Hank and Muriel need if they are to overcome the resentment and constant bickering which have beset their young marriage and, in a series of wildly funny scenes, that is exactly what they get. It all comes to a boil when Muriel catches Hank in the arms of Trudi, his supermarket bimbo, but as things can't get worse they actually (and miraculously) get better, much to the bemusement of Hank's delightfully eccentric parents. In truth, Hank and Muriel really do love each other, and
House Of Yes, The
It's Thanksgiving and Marty's arrival home is greatly anticipated by his mother, Mrs. Pascal, his twin sister, Jackie-O, and his younger brother, Anthony. He arrives during a hurricane, but worse than the storm is the fact that Marty brings Lesly, his fiancee. This ruins everything. Marty's engagement is a threat to the well-being of this family, and a greater threat to Jackie-O who has always wanted her brother for herself. On top of that, Jackie-O has just recently been released from a mental hospital, Anthony dropped out of Princeton, and their mother has a serious problem handling any of this. This is also a family severely affected by the Kennedy family, whose Virginia Compound makes them neighbors with the Pascals. Mr. Pascal left his family on the very day JFK was assassinated. Jackie-O and Marty made a game out of reenacting the moment of the assassination, which became a sort of foreplay to their incestuous relationship. So, Marty just can't marry Lesly! Jackie-O convinces Anthony to try and seduce Lesly and steal her away from Marty. Marty will then have to stay at home, which suits Anthony just fine as he is immediately attracted to Lesly. The only way he finds to seduce her, though, is to convince her that Marty and Jackie-O are lovers. In a series of short scenes, Lesly spies on Marty and Jackie-O doing their Kennedy reenactment; Mrs. Pascal catches Anthony and Lesly in bed; Lesly confronts Marty, who begs her to take him back and away from his family; Mrs. Pascal insists Lesly pack up and leave; Jackie-O pleads with Marty to stay with her; and Anthony tries to convince Lesly to take him with her instead of Marty. Finally Jackie-O goes over the edge and begins the reenactment game again, only this time with real bullets. Killing Marty with a shot to the head, she brings the play to a bloody, conclusive end.
Juvenilia
Bored of frat parties and second-run movies, a group of college friends challenge each other to have a three-way with the Christian who lives next door. ("It could be the new Survivor.") In this undergraduate world of irony and internet porn, sex is common but love is the thing that dares not speak its name.
Lost Colony, The
Mr. and Mrs. Lang are vacationing with their daughter Stevie and her boyfriend Jack. The two couples banter back and forth about where to have dinner, what sights to see and eventually about the states of their relationships. The ideals of the older couple clash with those of the younger's. Stevie, it seems, is much more interested in men who are disinterested while Jack only wants to settle down with Stevie. Mr. and Mrs. Lang's attitudes are simply practical: a man must have a job he hates so he can support the family he loves, according to Mr. Lang, and a woman should find a man who will love her even if he doesn't say it and all he gives her for Christmas is a broom, says his wife. The comfort may be there for her parents, but Stevie may not be convinced, even when Jack says he'll leave her if she doesn't find it within herself to commit
My House Play, The
It's Thanksgiving, and Marty's arrival home is greatly anticipated by his mother, Mrs. Pascal, his twin sister, Jackie-O, and his younger brother, Anthony who was dropped out of Princeton. He arrives during a hurricaneand brings Lesly, his fiancée. This ruins everything. Marty's engagement is a threat to the well-being of this family and a greater threat to Jackie-O who has just recently been released from a mental hospital and who has always wanted her brother for herself. This is also a family severely affected by the Kennedy family, whose Virginia Compound makes them neighbors with the Pascals. Mr. Pascal left his family on the very day JFK was assassinated. Jackie-O and Marty made a game out of reenacting the moment of the assassination. So, Marty just can't marry Lesly! Jackie-O convinces Anthony to try and seduce Lesly and steal her away from Marty. Marty will then have to stay at home, which suits Anthony just fine as he is immediately attracted to Lesly. The only way he finds to seduce her, though, is to convince her that Marty and Jackie-O are lovers. Mrs. Pascal catches Anthony and Lesly in bed; Lesly confronts Marty, who begs her to take him back and away from his family; Mrs. Pascal insists Lesly pack up and leave; Jackie-O pleads with Marty to stay with her; and Anthony tries to convince Lesly to take him with her instead of Marty. Finally Jackie-O goes over the edge and begins the reenactment game again, only this time with real bullets. Killing Marty with a shot to the head, she brings the play to a bloody, conclusive end.
Night Terrors
Probabilities, The
A weatherman wants us to understand that weather matters, citing past disasters and scientific methods. But as he eventually reveals what a freak April storm cost him, his argument becomes even more personal.
Schoolgirl Figure
Welcome to a high school where the in-crowd is the thin-crowd. The death of the ur-anorexic Monique, queen of the Carpenters, kicks off a scramble for the crown, and the school's hottest hottie, The Bradley. Renee, with the help of her bulimic best friend Patty, is determined to claim the crown by out-foxing her rival Jeanine and taking her body back to its pre-puberty contours. Let the diet wars begin!
Shallow End, The
Teresa, Becca and Addie, best friends, lounge around a pool talking about their tans, and, of course, boys and clothes, while they constantly make fun of Marjorie, a non-member of their clique. Over a period of days they become fascinated by Marjorie's friend Brendan, a boy with a heart condition, expected to die at any moment (which makes him romantic). Addie finds Brendan cute and the other girls convince her to approach him. Rather than befriending the boy, she finds that Marjorie is not the "dufus" Teresa and Becca claim she is. Days later the girls hear that Brendan has died, more grist for the gossip mill, which Addie finds too distasteful. In the final scene, Teresa and Becca cannot believe that Addie has left their circle to sit with Marjorie, an insult they can't even begin to understandwhat ever could be wrong with her?
Sin
Set in San Francisco on the eve of the earthquake of 1989, SIN is a contemporary morality play featuring "Avery Bly on High," a helicopter traffic reporter who is trying to keep herself above life's messiness. Avery says, "From the sky, the world is perfect," but on the ground she is surrounded by people who are less than perfect. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband is a charming alcoholic, her roommate is a glutton, she's trapped daily in a helicopter with an envious coworker, and her blind dates are disasters. It takes her dying brother to make her see that pride is the deadliest of sins, and it takes an Act of God to bring her back down to Earth.
Things Being What They Are
Water Children, The
Megan is an actress somewhere between "ingenue" and "Mom." When she loses an important role to a younger woman, her agent convinces her to take a part in a commercial for Life Force, an anti-abortion group. Megan, having had an abortion, and being a staunch liberal, is conflicted about the job. She complicates her life even more when she begins to date Randall, the organization's executive director. Megan and Randall hit it off and they try to put their personal beliefs aside, but when Randall's colleagues become militant, things suddenly become more difficult. And when Megan learns she is pregnant, it sends her on the personal journey of her life, spinning into her past, magnifying her present, and leaving her completely at a loss as to her future. To get away from it all, she accepts a job in a Japanese commercial. In Japan, she learns of the shrines to the mizukothe "water children." She makes a pilgrimage to the temple and learns of Japan's beliefs about abortionthe very reason for the temple's being. While at the shrine, Megan meets the soul of the child she aborted those many years ago and finally makes her own peace and a decision about the child she's now carrying.

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