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The Flying Machine
The Flying Machine
By Ray Bradbury.

Cast: 3m. (may also be done by 3w.) Presently safe behind China's Great Wall, the Emperor is told of a new discovery: a kite that allows men to fly. The Emperor decides to execute the "flying man" whose new invention, though miraculous, threatens the security of China. The inventor pleads for his life and for the life of his new machine. The Emperor is now forced to decide whether he should risk supporting the advancement of knowledge or maintain the security of China. The audience is drawn into problems, and they must help make this difficult decision. One ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 25 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  F36
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  17
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  25 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583424520
Biographies
Ray Bradbury was born on Aug. 22, 1920, and grew up in Waukegan, Ill., where—entranced with magicians, comic strips and science fiction magazine covers—he began to write at the age of 12.

He supported himself by selling newspapers on a street corner from 1939 until 1942. He made approximately ten dollars a week. When he made eleven dollars a week at ...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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