Martini With a Twist by Clem Martini


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Absurdity reigns in multiple award-winning author and playwright Clem Martini’s newest collection of work, Martini with a Twist—five plays spanning twenty years of Martini’s career, from 1989 to 2009.

A lonely elephant handler befriends the half-blind woman who drove through his yard, a severed head in a suitcase life support system is given a second chance at life, a quiet shut-in wrestles with the jealous ghost of his wife, a young coed with the ability to smell lies struggles to make new friends, and a mismatched pod of whales in the Pacific Ocean contend with identity, love, and interspecies dating. With a sharp tongue and impeccable comedic timing, Martini’s characters resonate beyond their impossible situations, their fears and hesitations all too human.

The following plays have been gathered into this collection:

The Life History of the African Elephant
Nobody of Consequence
The Replacement
Spill and Spell
The Invention of Music

Year Printed: 2017
Acts: 5