SHORT PLAY
Drama
 Two people on opposite sides question the real enemy.
CHARACTER INFORMATION
Marie - Female, 40s / 50s, Black
Arnie - Male, 30s, White
THEMES
REVIEWS & RECOMENDATIONS
“John Mabey’s short play, “Enemy Lines”, is beautifully written. I was totally engrossed as the two people, most affected by the deceased, stood and spoke their truths. I found this play to be fascinating and powerful. The ending was wonderful.”
(Jack Levine)
“Like Pinter, Mabey lets the silences speak. This brutally honest short play is a cunning dance of deception—pitting adversary against adversary, but also choreographed with self-deception. The characters learn their own repressed truths in real time, at the very moment the audience learns them. Elusive and thought-provoking work.”
(Robert Weibezahl)
“A powerful, engaging play with well-crafted characters! Mabey delivers high octane tension and a plotline that meticulously explores the impact of love and loss! Produce!”
(Vivian Lermond)
“This compelling scene full of tension works well even out of context of the full-length piece! I was delighted to see this world fleshed out in "A Complicated Hope," but also like this scene by itself--the central relationship here is so juicy and loaded.”
(Nick Malakhow)
“I enjoyed this play because it was many things: mystery, drama, and comedy all play a part. Both characters bring a very specific point of view to the table. Excellent read!”
(Dan Taube)
“An insightful play that requires the audience to do the heavy lifting figuring out what the true history of the deceased is. Whatever it is, it's complicated, which takes us on an realistic, tightly- packed and emotional ride.”
(Christine Foster)
READINGS & WORKSHOPS
Dragon Productions Theatre Company, CA - 2020
PRODUCTIONS
Pocket Theatre VR, IL - 2021
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