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A Game

A Game

By Dennis E. Noble.

Product Code: GB1000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama | Farce
  • Cast size: 4 actors

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Three men (or women) accept an invitation to take part in an experiment—a game in which a small room is divided into three equal areas—one for each person. At intervals they recite a slogan: "This is my land. It is mine. It is beautiful, and it is mine." As the game progresses, we see the drive that makes each human want to possess more than his neighbors—a drive that causes hatred ... and starts wars. When this play was published, Dennis E. Noble was a Shubert Playwriting Fellow and Ph. D. candidate at the University of Colorado. Noble had this to say about his play: "A Game begins as farce and ends in deadly earnest. I realize that it is unusual to shift from one mood completely to its opposite, but it was in this move from comic to the serious that I hoped to keep the characters simple in order to hinder emotional identification with them. The characters exist in this play in the service of an idea, and I wished that the dramatization of that idea would strike the viewer hard. And it is in the violent impact of the ending that I hoped the viewer would share Dr. Henning's confusion, and complain as does he: 'But it's only a game!' And it is a game, this playing with nationalism. But it is a deadly game—it kills." In this script—which can be staged simply or with multimedia effects—Noble has combined fantastical elements of the "theatre of the absurd" with realistic aspects of the traditional theatre to produce a play with a powerful impact.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code GB1000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 25 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Drama | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9780886800628
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Pennsbury Hs Fairless Hills Pennsylvania 12/13/2019 12/13/2019
North Myrtle Beach High Little River South Carolina 11/5/2019 11/5/2019
Spring Mills High School Martinsburg West Virginia 12/7/2019 12/7/2019