CAN TIMMY COME OUT AND PLAY? is a one-character, one-act play that would run at least a half an hour. The title character, recently graduated from high school, has been living for some time in the basement (rec room) of the family house with the approval and support of his parents. Timmy talks primarily about his relationship to family members (alive and dead), his interest in acting, and his particular passion for Shakespeare and Hamlet. His interest in acting leads him to act out some of his concerns physically, including wearing several different costumes. Further, his interest in role-playing leads him to suggest that some of what he is saying may be invented. WHATTA CATCH! is a one-act play that takes place on the porch of a New England resort hotel and presents the interactions between an attractive couple in their late twenties on the anniversary of their having lived together for a year. It goes without saying that conflicts have arisen—but is there more? The author of these plays, Marty Sternstein, has been writing plays for a couple decades. Also available in three separate books are some of his other one-acts: ARK, the longest of the one-acts; PEOPLE FROM OTHER PLANETS and MAN TALK; and LOVE, MAX (AND THE ABSURDITIES), PIE, and BEACH NOVEL three plays that are interconnected though they can be staged separately (note: LOVE, MAX is labeled “an extravaganza,” calls for dance, mime, and music in addition to the words, and is designed as an “outline” for a collaborative piece). Marty Sternstein has also published books of short verse and prose: PERHAPS A RIDDLE. STRAWBERRY GETS IN MY TEETH, and OBLIVIOUS TO SHAPES.