The Bruised Banana

a play by David T Douglas

Length: 10 minutes
Genre: drama, romance
Cast: 1 man, 1 woman
Setting: empty or minimal stage with a small waste basket
Feeling dejected about his poor performance on a college exam, a paraplegic man races across campus toward his vehicle. He yearns to hurry home and seclude himself in peace and quiet, but instead, he’s hindered by one impeding stranger after another. Rapidly becoming overwhelmed with anger and resentment, he sees something that will change his life forever. He sees a bruised banana.
About the Play
In 2020, David rewrote his award-winning short story, “The Bruised Banana,” into a two-person play.
Production History
  • October 30–November 1, 2020 – (filmed) world premiere production
    December 11–13, 2020 – encore
    • The Seven: You Can’t Make This Up – FUSION Theatre Company (Albuquerque, NM)
      • BRUCE – Michael Samuel Kaplan
      • ANNA – Angela Littleton
      Directed by Laurie Thomas
      Edited by Isaac Lipkowitz
      Additional “Anna” Footage by Reinhard Lorenz (First Eye Films)