seven short comedies of global proportions
by Rich Orloff
directed by Holli Harms
co-produced at the WorkShop Theater Mainstage in New York City
January 2005
with Richard Kent Green, Gary Mink, Laurie Ann Orr,
Gerrianne Raphael, Kim Reed, Greg Skura & Baz Snider
The Foolish Theatre Company teamed up with the WorkShop Theater Company in early 2005 for our second production, FOREIGN AFFAIRS. These seven irreverent comedies about sex, religion and politics travel the globe, from a timid bureaucrat dealing with the fall of the Berlin Wall and a Pope who discovers he’s accidentally married... to a kinky tryst in Buenos Aires and a penguin giving marital advice in Antarctica.

“A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Funny lines, playful gags, and a few surprises.”


“Bright, zany comedies! Audiences will find a good dose of humor to make the world seem slightly friendlier.”

American Theatre Web

“It's laughter from the heart. Rich Orloff is one of the few American authors who understands European politics."

Oggi America (New York Italian-language newspaper)
FOREIGN AFFAIRS has since been published and licensed by Playscripts, Inc. To read excerpts, order books, or obtain performance rights, visit Rich's page at Playscripts.com.
You can also learn more about the play at www.richorloff.com.




sets – Timothy R. Mackabee
lights – Andrew Rothschild
costumes – Cheryl A. McCarron
props – Yana Babaev
stage manager – Stefania Schramm
production manager – Nicole Godino
graphic design – Philip Emeott
photos – Sonya Rokes
artistic directors of the WorkShop Theater Company –
Timothy Scott Harris and Elysa Marden
executive director of the WorkShop Theater Company –
Riley Jones-Cohen
executive producing artistic director of the Foolish Theatre Company –
Rick Tormone