TRI-MANIAC
a trilogy of Maniac comedies
by
Kico Gonzalez-Risso

Included in this Anthology are:

SEX MANIAC

EGOMANIAC

NYMPHOMANIAC

Each of these one-acts can be cast with two men and three women. SEX MANIAC is a play about nervous breakdown and erotic fantasies; EGOMANIAC, a chamber comedy, looks at the world of celebrities; NYMPHOMANIAC studies university politics. While there are common links to all three comedies - including one character who turns up in every play, each comedy can be performed on its own, or in combination with one or two other Maniac plays.

SEX MANIAC

Professor Eric Thompson is having his problems. His marriage is under considerable strain, the Dean is making impossible demands on him, a mysterious janitor torments him and every woman he meets - including his therapist - is coming onto him. Or so he thinks.

First produced in 1990 at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

Erotic comedy
1 act
2m/3f

EGOMANIAC

QUESTION: Why did Maestro Peinelli ever agree to conduct "The Christmas Tree Suite"? WARNING!! Do not mix together a conductor, choreographer, producer, politician and performance artist. Especially in a room full of wicked ambition and deceit.

Egomaniac peeks into the reception for world-famous conductor Egon J. Peinelli. The temperature soars as Board President, City Mayor, and Choreographer slice and dice each other up to let the great Peinelli know just who is the most important person in town.

First produced in 1991 at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Chamber comedy
1 act
2m/3f

First came SEX MANIAC. Then EGOMANIAC. And now?
Watch out! Here comes the third installment of the "Maniac" series.
NYMPHOMANIAC
(A fast-paced comedy of sexual politics in a university.)

The ex-Dean is in jail, the Vice-President is in traction and Security is investigating mysterious noises coming from the President's office at night.

(Everything you've suspected about your alma mater is true.)

The characters?

Professor Roy McCoy, Chair of Women's Studies; University President Bussy who likes to whip her staff into action; Professor Yeh, Acting Chair of English with an unusual medical problem; Lia Limon a visiting Shakespearean expert from Mexico; Jace Payne, a philosophical security guard investigating the latest scandal.

These people are molding your children's future!

First produced in 1995 at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Farce
1 act
2m/3f


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