Book Description: ARK is a one-act play in five scenes. It would probably run a half hour to forty-five minutes. It is in part realistic, in part not so. The setting for the play is a resort island. Three of the characters (a young man and two young women) are in their twenties and have grown up on the island. The young man is in the process of building a boat that he can row to take him to the mainland, and perhaps back again. One of the young women is what most people would call mystical. The other young woman is “down to earth,” has a job in the island’s diner. In addition, there is an elderly man who has also spent his life on the island and is a poet, and another young man who is from a big city, and has come to the island, he says, in search of a former girlfriend. 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: CAN TIMMY COME OUT AND PLAY? (a play for one character) and WHATTA CATCH! (a two character play); 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.