At Half Time


The Over 60 Women’s Park Basketball league has had a terrible first half. They’re losing to Little Sisters of Mercy, and the Coach is beside himself!

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    Art Shulman
    20 minute comedy
    1 man, 5 women

    The team in the Over 60 Women’s Park Basketball league has had a terrible first half. They’re losing to Little Sisters of Mercy–a silent order of nuns who play in long skirts. It’s half time and the Coach is beside himself because his team of slow moving, slow reacting ladies is losing 59-6. His efforts to motivate his team don’t seem to work. But then he thinks of a solution about how to neutralize the competition. This fast moving play has plenty of action from the well-drawn characters. Lots of fun!

    • Winner One Act Play Contest at Canada’s BC Senior Games
    • Winner The Writer Speaks Audience Award, Three Roses Players, Los Angeles
    • Winner Best Play in the The Writer Speaks competition in North Hollywood. And the vote wasn’t even close!

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    At Halftime Hank and Susan cropped

    At Halftime was a huge hit!” The Provincials

    • Art Shulman is a first rate playwright whose work engages and entertains even as it posits profound insights into the nature of women and men. His characters are palpable and fleshy; he has a marvelous ear for dialogue that is cool, crisp, brittle, seductive, and unforgettable. Richard Walter, Chair, UCLA Graduate Screenwriting program
    • Art Shulman is the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley! Ken Rotcop, master writing teacher and best-selling author on screenwriting

    This is what Elizabeth Snell wrote us about their production of At Half Time:

    As I promised, here is the report of the play. Each member of the cast really got into her assigned part. We all wore shorts and tank tops, in spite of saggy arms, had the requisite headbands, knee high socks, and gym shoes. I was Gertrude, the sexy one so instead of a headband I tied a fancy, flowing scarf around my head and wore huge, flashy earrings. One of the husbands made us cards that spelled “Hogs” for us to hold up when we gave the cheer.

    The coach was priceless. She spiked her hair so it stood up on her head. She stuffed her shirt so it looked as though she had a beer belly and looked completely out of her mind. We had a rehearsal and kind of blocked out the logistics of the “set.” WE really did well and the audience loved it!

    Thanks for all of your assistance! Liz Snell


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    Art Shulman


    Comedy, Short Plays

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    10-20 Minute Play






    $20 per performance

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