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The Barnhouse Effect

The Barnhouse Effect

By Pat Cook. From the short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

Product Code: B84000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5m., 3w.

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

Long before George Lucas introduced us to "The Force" with his Star Wars trilogy, Kurt Vonnegut invented his own ultra-normal power. "Dynamopsychism is the power of the mind," Professor Arthur Barnhouse intones to Vaughn, his new assistant. And what a power! What begins with a simple mental exercise during an army crap game soon escalates into a worldwide threat. At least, that's what the FBI thinks when they raid the Professor's office and put him under investigation. "All I did was write one letter!" Barnhouse complains. No matter. Before the Prof can rub two formulas together, he finds himself the center of an experiment where he has to single-handedly sink a battleship with both the U.S. Army and the Russians looking on. And without ever leaving his office! Outrageous characters and story twists abound in typical Vonnegut fashion, all set in the not-so-comfortable Fifties with its flying saucers and Atomic Age paranoia. And, like that first crap game, the die is cast and the fates take over when it comes to The Barnhouse Effect.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code B84000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871297587
* 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.