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Times Two

25 minutes. 2 males, 2 females. A tumultuous comedy about Helen Midthassel-Kazarnowicz's giving birth to twins under the auspices of a demented obstetrician, who believes that laughter is the only good anesthetic. Performed script in hand at Theatre Center Philadelphia. Read on air on WXPN-FM. 30 minutes.

Read the text of Times Two -- © 2003 Fried-Cassorla Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Not available for commercial or community theater use without permission from the author.

An Invitation to Times Two and Homeowner's Blues, to be performed at the NY Cafe Theatre of Germantown in 2003.

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Read an enthusiastic review of Times Two and Homeowner's Blues from the Philadelphia City Paper!

Getting a taste of his own medicine!! Dr. Bengali (lary moten) gets spritzed with whipped cream by Nurse Connie (Lora Mirigliani-Bell), as Helen (Jeannie Sconzo) sits up and her husband Hubie films. The good doctor believes that laughter is the best and only medicine for a woman in labor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explaining his method. Dr. Bengali (lary moten) explain the fine points of the Good Humor Method of Pain-Free birthing to Helen Midthassel-Kazarnowicz (Jeannie Sconzo) as Hubie (Darnell Collins) and Nurse Connie (Lora Mirigliani-Bell) look on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The audience enjoying some of the many laughs!

Twins! Yes, this is part of the premise of Homeowner's Blues. The twins who are born in Times Two (shown there as dolls), now emerge as rambunctious 10-year-olds! Shown above and Suzannah Holub (Hermione) and Josh Taliaferro (Gingold). They do a marvelous job!

I like this shot, dark and grainy as it is, because it shows the hilarity the actors experience as House Inspector Tedesco (lary moten), wheels in the kids. They're covered in talcum powder, which we substituted for coal dust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warming her cold feet! Hubie (Darnell) warms Helen's feet, because she is getting "cold feet" at the thought of purchasing this home. Realtor Portia Portico (Lora Mirigliani-Bell) and Inspector Tedesco (lary moten) give the family some space.

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