Ten storiessome famous, some lesser-knowncreated by Ray Bradbury, the world's greatest writer of fantasy and science fiction, have been adapted to be played by a flexible cast utilizing only a few simple props and costume pieces. The stories use the device of the character "The Illustrated Man," one of Bradbury's most familiar creations, as a narrator. Among the selections that are dramatized are such classic Bradbury tales as The Fog Horn: a monster rises out of the "deeps" in answer to the plaintive call of the foghorn; The Murderer: a man confesses to killing his telephone; There Was an Old Woman: an elderly woman dies and confronts the mortician, threatening to haunt him for 200 years if she isn't given back her body; and The Anthem Sprinters: an Irishman creates a game out of who can exit the cinema fastest after the final scene. The play was created as a one-man play but may be easily adapted to be performed by as many as 14 actors.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code ID8000
- Cast Size 7
- Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
- Cost $11.95
- Approx. Run Time 120 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583429518
Media Reviews"[The] stories are fantastic, apocryphal and optimistic … More than a collection of entertaining tales, it is an insightful social commentary." -Daily Sundial
"Enthralling stories." -American Chronicle