Man and Wife
A man and woman married 'gainst her will
So she decides her husband she will kill
Attempt after attempt with no success
'til finally...well, I'll leave you to guess
Woman: Trans woman, cis woman, non-binary femme; 20s-30s; any ethnicity
Man: Trans man, cis man, non-binary masc; 20s-40s; any ethnicity
Brother: Can be played by actor of any gender; 20s-30s; any ethnicity
Mature themes and language including: sex, murder, forced marriage, staged violence. Suitable for high school and older.
Full production: Produced as part of the new plays series "Nu Wurks" at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in 2012. Actors: Beth Magid, Even Fenner, Eli Goodman. Director: Dylan Russell.
Staged Readings: Hearthfire Theater in 2016, Brandeis University's "Hold Thy Peace" Theater Group in 2015.
Comedic; rhyming verse; farcical.