The Diner by Robert J. Wheeler
At 11:00 a.m. Donna is overjoyed to learn that Jimmy Fiuchie will be arriving at 3 p.m. to produce an episode of “You’ll Want To Dine Here” in Donna’s Diner.
Donna’s joy subsides when Samuel and Jane, a couple of hard to please stage actors enter the diner creating humor and havoc. Enter a second couple, Barry and Matilda. Matilda, Barry’s girlfriend, is a fully inflated, fully dressed sex doll. Donna is desperate to rid her diner of these troublesome customers before 3 p.m.
On a different level some will observe two has-been actors in denial, relegated to performing in a nowhere town or witness a man so heart-stung because of his failed marriage, he will only trust his feelings to an inanimate object.
Then the impossible happens.
Keywords: Situation comedy, Diner, Restaurant, Healing
A one-act version of The Diner was produced at the London One Act Festival, London ON, 2019.
Run time: 120 minutes
Content note: A fully dressed, fully inflated sex doll is required.
Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 2
Casting note: Two male actors in their 30-60s. Two female actors in their 30-60s.