Extreme S’mores

[BEN and PAUL enter.] BEN: Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like to introduce to you now the latest campfire game sensation sweeping the nation, developed by us, Paul and Ben. PAUL: Hi. BEN: So to set the proper campfire mood, please welcome to the stage Rick Miller! [RICK enters, begins playing … Continue reading

The Cutest Couple

BRUCE: And now, please welcome to the stage Spin the Bottle’s cutest couple: Paul Gude and Ben Laurance! [PAUL and BEN enter. PAUL lofts Marshmallows to BEN, who hits them into the audience with a bat.] PAUL: Okay, what the fuck is that? [BEN doesn’t say anything. He just keeps hitting … Continue reading

Fucked: An Evening of Theatrical Atrocities

Paul and Ben clean up the messes. “A special thumbs up to Paul Gude and Ben Laurance for their fine inter-act slapstick as sick janitors, gleefully mopping up all the bodily fluids lost during each segment.” -Brendan Kiley, The Stranger “The time between the plays is also put to great … Continue reading

Hai Kee Do

[The action of this piece begins without an introduction, immediately following the preceding piece – preferably Sgt. Rigsby.] [As Sgt. Rigsby is breaking down, PAUL and BEN enter, wearing helmets and protective gear and carrying whiffle bats (or other such items of mild blunt trauma).] PAUL: Jaye? Are you ready … Continue reading

Market Research Theatre

[PAUL and BEN enter. PAUL carries a clipboard. They address the audience.] PAUL: In order to improve the Paul and Ben Slot at Spin the Bottle, audience reaction was measured and modifications enacted to reflect these preferences. We now present to you the Paul and Ben Slot – audience favorite … Continue reading

Introducing gude/laurance

[Ben enters with ukulele. Paul paces angrily off left.] BEN: Hello, I’m Ben Laurance. After much prodding and pleading, I’ve finally agreed to join Paul Gude here for his monthly slots at Spin the Bottle, as I’ve got many talents I’m thrilled to showcase. So, to begin our collaboration, Paul … Continue reading

Nice Guys and Fast Women

[Lights up] Bruce Hall: Paul Gude moved to Seattle in May of 1999 with a simple dream: To write the definitive American one-act stage play, and perform it at Annex Theatre’s Spin the Bottle. Only one thing stood in his way. The self-proclaimed gatekeeper of Seattle Late Night Fringe Theatre: … Continue reading