Three Blind Dates (previously titled A Serious Person and Then Some)

3 M, 3 W (doubling possible)

(Previously titled A Serious Person and Then Some)

A Serious Person: A man meets a woman with convictions about everything from cannibalism to the crucifixion.

Tatyana and the Cable Man: East meets West when a beautiful Russian meets a Fox-News-loving cable man.

Coffee House, Greenwich Village: On a blind date, a woman leads an ordinary man to confront his dark side.

  • Finalist, Best Play, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC, 2013
Production History: 

The Hollywood Fringe Festival, Los Angeles, 2018

Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC, 2013

Reviews & Press

John Doble's new collection of one-act plays takes on the subject of first dates with only five actors, two chairs, one table, and a handful of props...The three plays are uncommonly thoughtful for one-acts…Doble offers a bold if distinctly un-PC approach to first dates, which will undoubtedly spur conversation.

Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

These plays are fun, offering unique viewpoints on that scariest of things, the blind date. Writer John Doble deftly avoids anything trite.

Karen D’Onofrio, Electronic Link Journey

A Serious Person “focuses on a blind internet date in which a man must deal with an eccentric and admittedly bipolar airline ticketing agent. Rather than spend time with typical first date small talk, she shares her strange and laughable theories which include speculating that cannibalism is a basic part of human nature… As zany as some of the lines are, the script rings true as an accurate depiction of the ways we fumble for human connection in this era of disconnection.

Adrienne Urbansky,

Tatyana and the Cable Man “is a smoke break monologue delivered by Russian immigrant Tatyana (Jessica Ayers). She expounds on her love of CNN and a recent series of dates with the guy who installed her cable. Ayers illuminates the story, making it come alive on stage even though she's the only one out there.” 

Zachary Stewart, TheatreMania

Coffee House, Greenwich Village: “The playwright has woven a web of dialogue in which the characters appear by turns to fiercely dominate and then submit to one another through light, impersonal small-talk…a story of Hitchcockian scope.” 

Sloan Rollins, EDGE New York