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The Handicapper General
The Handicapper General
Adapted by Pat Cook. Based on the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Cast: 2m., 5w. In the year 2081 everybody is finally equal. And if they're not, the Handicapper General equips them with devices to make sure they are. George Bergeron has to wear a heavy bag around his neck because he is too strong and has a mental disrupter earphone that blasts loud noises in his ear anytime he thinks too long. "That one sounded like a grand piano going off a cliff," he tells his wife, Hazel. She, on the other hand, is perfectly average, and that is why George loves her so. Unfortunately for the couple, they had a perfect son, who was taken by the government immediately. Hazel remembers fondly her Harrison but not for too long because she can only think in short bursts. George is afraid to think at all for fear of getting another ship's whistle blast in his ear. Full of eccentric characters, such as George, Hazel and ballerinas weighted down with bird shot, this wild tale is full of Vonnegutisms. And everybody is made equal. Or so says the Handicapper General. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 30 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  H66
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  20
Royalty:  $40.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  30 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871293455
Biographies
Pat Cook got his first taste of seeing his work in print when he was still in high school in Frankston, Texas, writing for the school paper. During the summers, he wrote a column for his hometown newspaper. It wasn't until college, however, when he saw the movie version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, that he decided to try ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* 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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