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The Middle of Nowhere

The Middle of Nowhere (Manuscript)

By Raleigh Marcell Jr.

Product Code: MM1000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 1w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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* 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.

$39.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

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Synopsis

Four people must change buses at an isolated bus stop—literally in the middle of nowhere. The only items in sight are two benches, a Coke machine and an old man who calls himself Keeper of the Machine. The travelers wait for their bus ... and wait ... and wait. The old man makes the startling announcement that they will not be able to leave until he is killed by one of them, who will in turn assume his place as Keeper of the Machine. Humor gives way quickly to incredulity and then to terror as night approaches and no bus has stopped for them. Who is the old man? What is the significance of the perverse Coke machine? Where are they and why can't they leave? This gripping play is full of symbolism and subtle suggestions about life. The author has intentionally led his audience into expecting the expected—from trite, weird solutions to strange, bizarre problems—but what we've become conditioned to expect to happen never happens in this play. Read the play, and then, after you've taken time to reflect on what it says, read the author's explanation included in the script. You—and your audiences—are in for an intriguing experience. The Middle of Nowhere is intended for young adult and adult theatres.

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This product is currently available as an unbound manuscript. Upon licensing, permission to photocopy will be granted.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code MM1000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
  • Cost $39.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780886801304
* 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.

Productions

Location City State Opens Closes
Simsbury High School Simsbury Connecticut 10/19/2024 10/19/2024