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Welcome to the Monkey House
Welcome to the Monkey House
By Christopher Sergel. Based on short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Cast: 10m., 14w. (Flexible.) Its theatrical excitement comes from the brilliant words and the dazzling display of original ideas. Vonnegut begins with a moving episode about right now in which a young man searches for companionship and identity through participation in amateur theatricals, appropriately entitled Who Am I This Time? An edged satire of the future concludes the first act. The Time's literary critic describes Vonnegut as "... a zany but moral mad scientist at the controls of a literary time machine. He is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer. Though Vonnegut is knocking a misplaced sense of values by showing the horrifying results, he's doing it with an irreverent chuckle." The final scene, entirely realistic and modern, gets to the heart of what really concerns young people as a music teacher fights to salvage a rebellious young man, explaining to him how one might bring beauty into the world. "Love yourself," the teacher tells him, "and make your instrument sing about it." Bare stage w/props.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  W15
Cast Size:  24
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  87
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  110 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 087129575X

May 7, 1918 - May 7, 1993
President of Dramatic Publishing 1970 - 1993

Christopher Sergel's interests and talents led him on many adventures throughout the world. As captain of the schooner Chance, he spent two years in the South Pacific; as a writer for Sports Afield magazine, he lived in the African bush ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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