Trevor Wilhelms and Steph Simon in Bath Time is Fun Time at the Unsaddest Factory, Baltimore, 2011.
In Bath Time is Fun Time, a rubber duck, a toy submarine, a washcloth and a sponge face an existential crisis when they discover they are afraid of water - more than that, they are completely perplexed by it, and by their individual reactions to it. Rubber Duckie's ability to float above the others leads to argument and accusations, ultimately threatening to tear the group apart - but in spite of his natural flotation, Rubber Duckie conceals a dark secret of his own.
The Pittsburgh City Paper said:
Even more impressive was "Bath Time is Fun Time." Arthur M. Jolly's piece began as a seemingly one-dimensional skit about a Rubber Ducky, Sponge, Submarine and Washcloth traumatized by a small child, but quickly transformed into existential comedy and comic religious allegory.
John Barry, DC Theatre Scene
Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly was a brilliant and hilarious look at life (and religion) from the perspective of bath toys. ...these playwrights are really worth following.
Photo from the San Pedro Today newspaper of the Little Fish Theatre's 2012 production.
Bath Time is Fun Time - the adult version premiered in Gulfport, FL July 2011
Andy Jay, Josh Goldman, Corey Kramer and Kyle Reeves
Bath Time is Fun Time premiered in June 2011 at the Old Armory Theatre in North Dakota as a children's production, directed by noted playwright Jack Dyville, and has also been produced in all these festivals!