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The Lie
The Lie
Adapted by Vaughn McBride from the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Cast: 3m., 1w. The Lie is one of Vonnegut's most intriguing stories. Which is more dangerous—a lie told in self-defense or a lie which is lived? Young Eli Remenzel is expected to attend the school founded by his family but has failed the entrance exams. Afraid of family disapproval, he destroyed the letter which carried the bad news and is being taken by his influential father to register for his first term. When his father, secure in his position as financial benefactor to the school, learns that his son has not been accepted, he reverses his moral attitude and attempts to use his influence to overturn the decision. A lie told in fear and a lie lived. The beauty of Vonnegut's story is the feeling that both father and son will survive the situation and that their relationship may, in fact, be strengthened by it. Minimal area staging. Approximate Running Time: 35 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  L75
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  22
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  35 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
ISBN (10): 0871291711
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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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