Think of Ben Brantley and Write a Happy Play – by Bina Sharif
Synopsis: Mona and Robert are an unhappily married couple. Mona keeps writing depressing plays about the Iraq war. Robert advises her to think of Ben Brantley, his favorite New York Times theatre critic, and write a happy commercial play, so they can make some money and save their marriage.
Setting: A Manhattan apartment and various off-off Broadway theaters.
Time Period: 2006
Cast Size: 3
ROBERT, the husband, a white American male
MONA, the wife, “ethnic”
THERAPIST, male, any ethnicity
This Play is: Unpublished