Comedy/ 4 characters, 2 Men (with doubling), 2 Women / One Act
Synopsis: Simon clearly needs to change more than just the menu at his coffee shop. This is a play about food and sex; about appetites that need to be satiated and all the things that happen when they are not.
“Arcieri is clearly a playwright to be reckoned with.” – NY Newsday
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About the Playwright: D.T. Arcieri’s plays have been read and produced in America, England and Australia. They include the one-acts The Scream (All Out Arts, The Actors Institute, Moving Arts), Requiem for Albert (The Actors Institute, Vital Theatre, Bedlam Theatre), Drinking Zombies (Myriad Arts, Moving Arts), Norman! (Theatre Three, Theatre 40, Vital Theatre, Flesh Pot) and The Play About the Menu at Simon’s Coffee Shop (Theatre Three, Moving Arts). The Scream was optioned for a feature film by Tori Spelling and Drinking Zombies has been published by Original Works. His full-lengths include Modern Astrology (Theatre Conspiracy) and Cowbirds (Arena Theatre). Japanese Death Poem had a staged reading at Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, Texas in 2004 and a full production at Theatre 40 in Los Angeles in 2005. Both were directed by Tony-nominated Stephen Tobolowsky, the latter starring Julie Hagerty. That play also won Stony Brook University’s 2005 John Gassner Festival.
Carl a.k.a. Karl received a first reading and a staged reading in 2006 at Abingdon Theatre in New York. The Market, a prophetic one minute epic about the future of the US economy, premiered at the ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ Festival at Brooklyn College in 2007. His newest full length St. Thea: A One-Act Play in Two Acts had a staged reading at Kitchen Dog in June 2009.
D.T. Arcieri holds MA degrees in Biological Sciences and Theatre Arts from Stony Brook University. He lives and writes on Long Island in New York and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America
The Play About The Menu At Simon’s Coffee Shop premiered at Theatre Three’s Festival of One-Acts in March 2008