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Gas and Candles
Gas and Candles
By David Henry Wilson.

Cast: 2m., 1w. First produced at the Haymarket in London, this humorous and yet poignant play concerns an old couple's attempt to attract a little attention to themselves and thus avoid starvation. The critic for The Daily Telegraph wrote, "Its theme digs into the imagination and stays there long after the play is over," while the critic from The Guardian wrote, "Comedy explodes from the smallest incident." The scheme devised by this couple is to appear to be taken hostage and held in their own apartment. Their hope is that someone will become aware of their desperate straits and that help—a decent meal, anyway—will follow. The results are often funny and, at the same time, a little heartbreaking. This is an unusual and provocative play for a cast of three. One int. set.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  G44
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  66
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583424555
David Henry Wilson's plays have been performed at most of the best-known fringe venues in London, as well as in theatres all over the UK and elsewhere in Europe. In addition to his theatre work, he is the author of many children's books and a novel, The Coachman Rat, which won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. For ...More
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