Setting: Anywhere

Number in Cast: 1
Length: 15 minutes

Synopsis: Juliet Capulet's outlook on life and love changes when she meets Cinderella - a Cinderella  not quite your unusual story book princess.

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Setting: Room of a Convent
Number in Cast: 2 women
Length: 10 minutes​

Setting: Anywhere
Number in Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Length: 10 minutes 

Synopsis: Roving reporter Ruth Bluestein is on location looking for a Santa Claus who continually eludes her. Yet, Ruth still has much to say about Santa, the holiday, and good Jewish girls.

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Teatime Goes Italian...and It May Never Be the Same!

"...a constant stream of amusing giggles and pleasant titters that are​ enough to take the mind away from the world's troubles..." 
Stage Door by Chris Silk, Naples Theater Reviewer 

"Sweet and snappy"
Lissa Alexander, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Synopsis: A young Edwardian woman finds herself unsure of where she stands with the man she loves and realizes a love letter is the answer to her dilemma. The years pass and love changes. Is another love letter the answer? Both humorous and poignant, this play is unique in that, while quite short, the character enters and leaves the room or stage four different times throughout the afternoon. Ideal for afternoon teas and luncheons, etc.

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Love & the Letter

Setting: A Doctor's Office
Number in Cast: 2 women
Length: 12 minutes

When Julie Met Cindy

Synopsis:Christmas is fast approaching and Sister Bridget and Sister Mary Francis cannot agree on holiday decor. Will it be the flocked tree left by the hasty departure of Sister's Bridget's Aunt Maeve or will it be Sister Bridget's real tree with it's "flood" of garland? And can poor Mrs. Mabrey handle their demands?

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The Real Spirit of Men


A Nun's Tale: And the Letters Fly

Synopsis: A soliloquy where a woman tells the true story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 while a soldier appears singing Silent Night in German.

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Setting: Front of a Beach Establishment

Number in Cast: 1 woman, 2 men

Length: 10 minutes

Where's Santa?

A  Teatime Travesty

​It's Murder & Mayhem at Teatime!

"Witty and clever...A Teatime Travesty is worth every penny!" 
The River Weekly, Fort Myers, Florida 

"...with A Teatime Travesty Laurie Nienhaus conquers Fort Myers Beach."
Chris Silk, Naples Theatre Reviewer

1-Hour Plays

Setting: New York City, sometime in the late 1940's

Number in Cast: 5 women, 2 men
Length: 1-hour

Synopsis:  It’s the opening day of Leonie Palazotto’s tearoom, Tea-A-Ria. Leonie's very Italian family doesn’t quite grasp the concept of "teatime" but is willing to do anything to help her. As if a distraught aunt, a formidable grandmother, and a young Italian man mooning over her don't provide enough challenge, an English couple new to America put in an appearance, as does a most unwanted guest. Friends and family must pull together to overcome the obstacle that is Enza Malandra.

Nominated for the Fort Myers Beach Arts & Culture Award, 2012

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Setting: Somewhere in the south, sometime in the 1920's
Number in Cast: 5 women, 2 men
Length: 1-hour

Synopsis: It's opening day at the Lily Pond Tearoom and society hostess Lydia Sunnybrook has invited a guest speaker, the reclusive horticulturist Fern Well. However, Miss Well - a fashion disaster - arrives prepared to speak on a most unexpected topic. An old rival of Fern's, determined to goad her, also puts in an appearance. As if all could go any further amuck, Mable Fontaine has high hopes of taking over before the day is out. The stage is set for comedy, mishap and...murder.

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Tea Time Theatre by Laurie Nienhaus

Laurie Nienhaus

Speaker, Author
& Playwright