The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 6, No. 4

Try Not to Step on the Naked Man

by Sean Michael Welch

A one-act play questioning the commodification of art and artists, with setting and characters straight out of I Love Lucy-era situational comedies. A husband and wife eat hors d’oeuvres, while the husband lobbies his boss for a raise and the wife chats with a naked man, who lays on the floor; conflicts and comedy ensue.

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