Rich Orloff is perhaps the nations best unknown playwright or at least, the most prolific one. Hes authored about a dozen one-acts and over sixty short plays that have been performed across the nation and beyond. I think I've finally reached the highest level of obscurity, quips Orloff. My work has had over 800 productions on six of the seven continents (and a staged reading in Antarctica). Three of Orloffs pieces will be performed by Class 6 Theatre in a show titled Its Nothing
Serious at Herberger Theater Center through June 2. As the name implies, this Lunch Time Theater performance wont be made up of angsty dramatic pieces. The three humorous shorts included are set in the womb, an existential divorce court and the Garden of Eden, respectively. Part of the fun of writing short comedies is getting a crazy idea and putting a fun spin on it -- and then ending it before the idea overstays its welcome, says Orloff.
Tue., May 17, 12:10 p.m.; Wed., May 18, 12:10 p.m.; Thu., May 19, 12:10 p.m.; Tue., May 24, 12:10 p.m.; Wed., May 25, 12:10 p.m.; Thu., May 26, 12:10 p.m.; Tue., May 31, 12:10 p.m.; Wed., June 1, 12:10 p.m.; Thu., June 2, 12:10 p.m., 2011