Toil and Trouble
by Lauren Gunderson
Full-length Play/80-90 Minutes
Underemployed friends Adam, Matt and Beth are desperate to beat the recession any way they can--like combining forces to take over a small island in South America. But when a fortune cookie tells Matt that he will rule and Beth gets a little too handy with a dagger, plans go awry. This hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth pits friend against friend, ambition against fate, pet-sitting against miniature vicuna mogul-dom.
SET: One room, a scooter, blood.
NOTES: Some adult language.
NOTE: This is the 2nd play in the Shakespeare Cycle, a series of contemporary comedies based on Shakespeare's plays.
"Local playwright Lauren Gunderson has a knack for making the problems of flibbertigibbets look both loathsomely silly and cosmically weighty." —Lily Janiak, San Francisco Weekly
"An uproarious, modern-day comedy." —Natalie Reyes, The Daily Californian
"Gunderson makes a strong case that hubris, greed, lust for power, and just plain lust never go out of style." —Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Toil and Trouble is laugh-out-loud weird." —The Daily Californian
Paper, 53 pages.