From ACT’s Evening of Shorts 2002
|Company||All College Theatre|
|Location||Kendall Hall Black Box Theatre, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ|
|Date||November 27–December 1, 2001|
Directed by the author.
|Repairman 1||Curt Foxworth|
|Repairman 2||Mike Mariano|
- Couchophilia was one of four plays presented at ACT’s Evening of Shorts 2002. It was the first student-written play performed for ACT in recent memory.
- Curt and I made uncredited cameos as the repairmen.
- Elizabeth provided large hoop earrings for Molly to lose in the couch. Big and shiny earrings leave no doubt with Tony or the audience.
- The play opened with Ultra Naté’s “Twisted”. It moved to Isaac Hayes’s “Do Your Thing” for Molly’s tryst. For the repairmen we played an instrumental of Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rapping”. (The group Next sampled it for their song “Too Close”.) Our power ballad finale was Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration.”
- The music contained added sound effects. A record scratch cut off “Twisted,” emphasizing the change in light and sound when Tony gets caught. A toilet flush crossfaded with “Do Your Thing”, signaling Tony’s return.