Hard CandyHard Candy is a one act comedy about hiring practices for Banff Enterprises. It is set in the offices of employment at Banff Enterprises. The interesting part of the play is that every character that applies and gets hired takes over the job of the previous interviewer. I found it to be a very humorous play that deals with interviewing tactics and inter-office dilemmas. The only real main character is Linda the secretary who is the only continuing character throughout the entire play. Every other character is only in one or two scenes. In the beginning of the play Linda, the secretary, is very jovial and excited, but as time and the play go one she becomes more and more depressed until she just doesn’t care any longer and kills the manager at the time. She is an interesting character that personifies so many of the people in the work force. Then the applicants/managers range from a variety of personalities. There is the original manager who was in a fraternity with the first applicant, Bob. Therefore Bob got the job with no experience and no skills. Bob, the next manager, interviews Cindy who is a insanely intelligent woman. She knows forty eight languages and has eleven degree’s. Bob tests her knowledge and in the end hire’s her. It goes on with interviews from a slacker, to a man who bribes his way into the job, a take-charge woman, a sexy man, an oddball, a military freak, and finally a shy young teenager, Jill. Jill is the one killed in the end by Linda. The secretary in the end, after the death of Jill, takes over the company and begins to change the “corruption” of Banff Enterprises. All in all, a very entertaining play.
Con-Artistby : Guy MortonCon-Artist is a play set in an art shop where a salesman, a very shady salesman, looms around organizing and reorganizing his collection. The salesman, Hugo Monmarte, owns an art shop called Hugo Monmarte’s Lovely Landscape Labyrinth. Hugo himself is the con artist, as well as the artist of all the paintings in the shop, though he acts as if someone else is the painter. He gets frustrated easily and has a fake French accent, he is a very creepy character. He enters the stage and begins his act towards the audience. Of course no one in the audience responds but there is a woman who is part of the show that comes from the audience and acts interested in a painting.