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.