Luigi Jannuzzi

Award Winning Comedy Playwright & Educator

A BENCH AT THE EDGE won the SAMUEL FRENCH ONE ACT PLAY CONTEST. (2 other plays in book.)BARE STAGE,
    COMEDY,
      2 CHARACTER: MALE OR FEMALE!
        CONTEMPORARY

Poster from Bronx Community College, NYC

Bullet running by in Chapman University production

Stewarton Drama Group, Scotland

Alex Ripley and Maaike van Hittersum star in the production of Luigi Jannuzzi's "The Bench at the Edge"A young man, frustrated by life, arrives at the edge between life and death only to be met by a young woman who has lived at the edge all her life. That is the setting for the drama guild's production of "The Bench at the Edge".The character of the young woman lives at the edge and has an extension cord connected to her back.Will the young man make a dive over the edge or will he find a reason to carry on with life? Attend the play and find out.Courtesy: F. E. Madill Secondary School231 Victoria St. Wingham, ON

Stetson University, Florida

A BENCH AT THE EDGE, Stetson University, Florida

SCOTTISH PRODUCTIONA journey which began in the Assembly Rooms and saw the production team of Jannuzzi's surreal black comedy travel to Brora, Falkirk and Belfast, ended fittingly, back in Wick in early August. The players team were once more proudly displaying both the Scottish and UK championship trophies. A great achievement for a provincial club. and an eight month roller coaster ride of emotions. Personal success once more for Donald Farmer as director, Andrew Craigie and Kevin Farmer as cast members along with Allan Bruce, Robbie Anderson, Peter Stewart, Jack Steele, James Steven and Kathlyn Harper who were all savouring the feeling for a second time.

KNOW THEATRE, Binghampton, NY‘A Bench at the Edge’ / ‘The Zoo Story

Los Angeles Production fo A Bench at the Edge, by Luigi Jannuzzi. A play that takes place at the edge of an imaginary abyss, the last stop between life and death. It's here that two men collide face to face with their demons and come out on the other end with a true understanding of the value of life. CAST Man #1 . . . . J.Jay Cohen Man #2 . . . . William Dennis Hurley Bullet #1 . . . . Joel Campos Bullet #2 . . . . Anthony Alexandre. The Downtown Playhouse929 East 2nd Street, #105Los Angeles, CA 90012

PLAYS

Full Length Plays
Published by SamuelFrench.com
    (5 One Acts & 3 Monologues)
      Based on
        THE LIFE OF ELVIS PRESLEY
          told through the eyes of 17 WOMEN:
            Some Enthralled,
              Some Appalled,...
                ALL OBSESSED!
Published by SamuelFrench.com
    (7 One Act Comedies & 6 Monologues) Based on 50 + Works of ART at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART in NEW YORK CITY
Published by SamuelFrench.com
Published by SamuelFrench.com
One Act Plays
Published by SamuelFrench.com
Published by SamuelFrench.com
Published by SamuelFrench.com
Published by SamuelFrench.com
Works On The Way: New Plays
(11 Comedic One Acts, 6 Monologues) ********The Life of an Actress ********** **told through the eyes of 25 Women. **
(4 ONE ACT COMEDIES)
    ACT ONE:
      "A BENCH AT THE EDGE"
          ACT TWO:
            "GALILEO versus SISTER VICTORIOUS"
              "THE APPOINTMENT"
                "FRAMED"
The Play that proves
    that the last great decision
      that you made in your life
        was based on a KISS
          ...or a SLAP!
How funny is molecular movement?
    Have you been to the
      Dwarf planet Cafe?
        Quantum laughs await in this new
          collection of 12 one act comedies
            about Science!
(8 One Act Comedies, 4 Monologues)
    Based on LOVE and 50+ Works of ART at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART in NEW YORK CITY.
X: THE METROPOLITAN THEATRE COMPANY
Y: Family in the Theatre

A BENCH AT THE EDGE

TWO CHARACTERS: MALE OR FEMALE
BARE STAGE with BENCH
    CONTEMPORARY
      COMEDY


    Jesse Fair & Cindy Derby in the 2008 Chapman University, California production directed by Jessie Randle

    A man sits on a bench at the edge of an abyss watching the human race rush into it. Along comes a second man contemplating "a heroic dive." What is the abyss and what are these men doing here? Terrifying concepts and visions of deepening mysteries emerge from their confrontation, and they conclude that life is precious after all.




    THEY WON AGAIN!
    The East Kilbride Festival, Scotland
    First place winners May 2007

    John Allardice (left) with "The Alf Davidson" Best actor trophy

    Walter Findlay (right) with "John McNicol" First place trophy

    Nicola Stewart (centre) Director




    Oct 2006 Production in Heidelberg, Germany
    2006 U S Army Festival of One Act Plays

    Workshop and Performance Schedule

    October 6 – 8, Heidelberg, Germany, Roadside Community Theatre, Bldg. 109 on Patton Barracks



    Thu, 5 Oct, 6:30 pm:

    Heidelberg Roadside Theater, “Children of Eden” by Stephen Schwartz/ John Caird (60)

    Wiesbaden Amelia Earhart Playhouse, “The Ibsen Follies” by Skot Davis (60)

    Giessen Keller Theatre, "A Danish Soap" by Peter Filichia (40)



    Fri, 6 Oct, 6:00 pm:

    Hanau 5 Pfennig Playhouse, “Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince” by Edith Weiss 40

    Kaiserslautern KMC Onstage, “A Bench at the Edge” by Luigi Jannuzzi (50)

    Stuttgart Theatre Center, “Rounding Third” by Richard Dresser (55)

    Hohenfels Box Seat Theatre, “Chicks” by Grace McKeaney (50)



    Sat, 7 Oct:

    9:30 am:

    Schweinfurt Abrams Players, “All Gave Some” by Wendy Latella (language) (50)

    Vilseck Bavarian Arts Guild, "Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher (50)

    Garmisch Players, “Dinner For One” (30)

    Ramstein Razz-Ma-Tazz Family Theatre, “The Musicians of Bremen” by Stan Gill (55)



    2:15 pm:

    Aviano ACT, “Farewell to Galatea” by Ford Ainsworth (40)

    Bamberg Stable Theatre, “The Flattering Word” by George Kelly (40)

    Vicenza Soldiers Theatre, “The Arkansaw Bear” by Aurand Harris (57)

    Ankara Stage on the Run, “Sorry Wrong Number” by Lucille Fletcher (50)



    7:15 pm

    Korea “Laundry and Bourbon” (55)

    SHAPE Entertainment Center, “WINGS” (53 )

    Ansbach Terrace Playhouse, “Bugged Out” by David Ives and Jacquelyn Reingold (Mature theme) (55)



    Sun, 8 Oct: Workshops

    10:30 – 12:15: “Sing Out, Louise” – Vocal coaching with Dr. Henry Price, leading tenor of New York City Opera, and Artistic Director of Pepperdine University Opera Theatre.



    1:00 – 1:30 pm: Monologue Adjudication



    1:45 – 3:00 pm: “Sunday in the Park with Morrie” - Theatre games and techniques for youth theatre, led by Morrie Enders, Artistic Director, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.



    3:00-4:00 pm: TBA



    4:00 – 5:00 pm: “What’s This Button For?:” Put free net technologies and on-line tools to use in your theatres under the tutelage of Vic Phillipson.







    6:00 pm: Showcase Performance: Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart’s” The Musical of Musicals – The Musical” presented by the The Jester Theatre Company, Orlando, Florida



    7:30 pm: Festival Awards Ceremony


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