SHORT PLAY
Comedy
There's never a good time for a couple-fight, especially during a home invasion.

And you're the invaders.

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Sarah - Female, 30s/40s, any race/ethnicity
Ben - Male, 30s/40s, any race/ethnicity
Voice (off-stage) - Any gender, any age, any race/ethnicity
THEMES
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Finalist
(The Crowbait Club, ME - 2020)

Finalist
(Lake Placid Center For The Arts, NY - 2020)
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
“BUMP IN THE NIGHT is a short-but-very-sweet play by John Mabey. As always, Mabey's writing is engaging, funny, and an absolute delight!”
(David Lipschutz)
“This is such a fun short play about getting into a marital spat at the worst possible time. Mabey’s dialogue is both realistic and absurd, taking the idea of the “little white lies” we tell when we’re first dating someone and taking them to the extreme. Easy to produce online or in a socially distanced setting, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!”
(John Bavoso)

“Crime can put stress on a relationship, especially when the lovebirds in question are the ones committing the crime. Mabey’s married couple experiences a relationship crisis mid-robbery, creating moments of rich humor and surprising depth. Laughs! Love! Larceny! This criminally comical romantic short will steal your heart.”
(Ken Preuss)

“A comedic romp with a fun twist at the end that elevates the piece from clever to hilarious. Ben and Sarah feel real in a way where I just am dying to see them brought to life on a stage.”
(NB Nightingale)

“Mabey has an excellent sense of rhythm. His crisp, clever dialogue with well-timed punchlines had me chuckling out loud numerous times. This is a charming play about the lengths we'll go to find and preserve love, and it wins bonus points for its insightful comedy. So much fun!”
(Ben Rosenblatt)

“This piece is full of unexpected, hilarious twists, right down to the final moments. Charming!”
(Elisabeth Giffin Speckman)

“A clever piece of writing with the perfect twist! Fast-paced and lots of fun! A perfect tiny play for a shorts festival!”
(Vivian Lermond)
READINGS & WORKSHOPS
Turn Point Theatre, United Kingdom - 2020
PRODUCTIONS
Cone Man Running Productions, TX - 2021

Hey Playwright V-Minute Valentines festival, CA - 2021
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