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Deliver Us Not! (or Birth, Where Is Thy Sting?)
Deliver Us Not! (or Birth, Where Is Thy Sting?)
This play is published in The Last Touchy-Feely Drama on the American Stage (and Other Plays)
By Lee Howard and Greg Gamble

Cast: 3 either gender Three fetuses sharing a womb debate the possibilities of life-after-birth, trying to come to terms with their impending due-date. This festival-winning, easy-to-stage crowd-pleaser combines witty palaver and thought-provoking banter to form a marriage of mirth and meaning. The characters represent a trio of philosophies, including an atheist fetus who is convinced that "you're conceived, you live, you're born and that's it! There's nothing after birth!" Another fetus, seeing his time in the womb as a cosmic deception, propounds the notion that once he passes through the birth canal he'll be at one with the universe and free of all pain, discomfort and fear. Of course, we know better. And so does the last fetus, who takes a sane, sober, wait-and-see approach to the next world. Taking to task such topics as atheism, warm-fuzzy-new-age sophisms, and pompous poetry, Deliver Us Not! juggles it all with impudent wit and subtle subtext. Minimal set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  L97
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  22
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $0.00
Genre: Comedy
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