Robin Frome, president and artistic director of the Sherman Playhouse, will present an evening of his original monologues, “Long Story Short: A Collection of Monologues,” Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. at the playhouse.

Frome has just completed 20-plus monologues dealing with several characters and subjects such as a young lady who has rolled up her recently deceased mother in a Persian rug because the ambulance didn't come in time, to a crooked but lovable real estate agent who is trying to unload a house that was once a meth lab, and a woman who is not accepting the AA ninth step offered to her by her alcoholic husband.

Other issues include wife-spousal abuse, false accusations on a teacher, first date gone wrong, managing brothels and modern mid-western cults.

Participating actors include Glenn Couture, Noel Desiato, Beth Bonnabeau, Tommy Ovitt, Dean Alexander, Katherine Almquist, Stacy-Lee Frome, Michael Wright, Phair Haldin, Kate Morris, Lynn Nissenbaum, Emma Nissenbaum, Missy Hanlon, Steve Stott, Steve Manzino, Kelly Solomon, Kimberly Marcus, Charles Roth, Mike Bolinski and Mary Ann Cheney.

“I have a 'what if' factor always built into my personality ever since I was a child,” Frome said.

“It is the basis for any sci-fi script or book, but I think it applies to present issues of today about which I write,” he said.

“I also want to tackle the human condition and show its effects and defects in stranger than usual characters and situations,” he said.

“I think the staged monologue is a genre of writing that has not been visited too much and I wish to see if these are workable on stage as well as on the page,” he concluded.

The production at the playhouse, 5 Route 39, is not suitable for children under 16. Reservations are not required.