A Roz By Any Other NameA ROZ BY ANY OTHER NAME
A One-Act Comedy
By Brett Ryback

WINNER! Henrico County, Virgina, One-Act Competition

Romeo’s ex-lover, Rosalind, has just arrived home from the infamous Capulet gala where Romeo meets his new flame, Juliet.  Enraged that she was trumped by a Capulet, Rosalind plots with her best friend, Vera, to win Romeo back.

The unexpected appearance of an innocent young poet named Stefano creates the opportunity for Rosalind to get her revenge.  Despite the protestations of her best friend, Vera, and her nurse, Cordonna, Rosalind invites the man to her chambers to begin the seduction.

In a humorous turn of events, Rosalind finds that the young man is not exactly who she thought he was.  She is forced to confront her rash decisions, and she comes to realize the value of true affection.

1M, 3W

Can be done in rep with Weïrd.
Published in The Best American Short Plays 2007-2008.