• Martini With A Twist

Martini With A Twist

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978-1-927063-16-3 | 2012 August | Pages


Absurdity reigns in multiple award-winning author and playwright Clem Martini’s newest collection of work, Martini with a Twist—five plays spanning twenty years of Martini’s career, from 1989 to 2009.

A lonely elephant handler befriends the half-blind woman who drove through his yard, a severed head in a suitcase life support system is given a second chance at life, a quiet shut-in wrestles with the jealous ghost of his wife, a young coed with the ability to smell lies struggles to make new friends, and a mismatched pod of whales in the Pacific Ocean contend with identity, love, and interspecies dating. With a sharp tongue and impeccable comedic timing, Martini’s characters resonate beyond their impossible situations, their fears and hesitations all too human.

The following plays have been gathered into this collection:

  • The Life History of the African Elephant
  • Nobody of Consequence
  • The Replacement
  • Spill and Spell
  • The Invention of Music

“Clem Martini is a master of the laugh-provoking, thought-inducing one-act comedy, and these plays represent his fertile imagination at its most unfettered.”
~ Martin Morrow, author of Wild Theatre: The History of One Yellow Rabbit