What are some particularly good or memorable one-acts you have seen? The Importance of Being Earnest in 8th grade was one (I was assistant director for the class production of two one-acts, so I spent a lot of time getting the cast in shape), brilliant acting and sharp, clever dialouge that unlike Shakespeare hasn't lost some of its humor to the sands of time. Another one was Seven Renditions of the Death of Trotsky. In it, Trotsky walks and talks with an icepick in his head, discussing things with his gardener who attacked him and his wife about how the encyclopedia says he will die the next day. At some point, he collapses, a bell rings, and he rises and does a different version of the same scene.