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This Is Not a Pipe Dream

This Is Not a Pipe Dream

By Barry Kornhauser.

Product Code: TL9000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 2m., 2w., 1 either gender.
  • Awards: AATE Distinguished Play Award | The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Based freely on the work and early life of surrealist artist René Magritte, this is an unorthodox adventure in theatrical form. It celebrates art and the imagination and the ways in which these help us confront life's mysteries. Here is the story of young René who wants to be an artist, a notion dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream." Encouraged by his mother, before her untimely death, the boy begins his quest. He follows his vision into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of his famous paintings. The boy and the audience discover something of the true power of dreams and the triumph of imagination. The multi-image dramatic staging incorporates spectacular color images of René Magritte's artwork.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code TL9000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428610
* 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.

Media Reviews

"Kornhauser's exploration of theater, art and reality is … fed by Magritte's observations and signature images. [In] this unusual fantasy romp … fittingly, little is quite what it seems. … This sometimes thoughtful, sometimes wacky play deliberately keeps the audience guessing about the nature of reality." -Los Angeles Times

"Charming and extraordinary. …If the life of a surrealist painter seems like a peculiar subject for young audiences, you should be aware of one of the many achievements of This Is Not a Pipe Dream … Audiences will leave with an appreciation for the power to transform the ordinary into the wonderful." -The New York Times

"Hats off! … An innovative, risk-taking venture … one of the best productions of this theatrical season for audiences of any age … Hilariously ridiculous … hauntingly magical … The clowning will have you guffawing in spite of yourself, and the images of loneliness and loss are so palpable that they can't help but provoke goose bumps." -The Chicago Tribune