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To the Chicago Abyss

To the Chicago Abyss

By Ray Bradbury.

Product Code: T75000

  • One-act Play
  • Cast size: 4m., 2w. (1 boy.)

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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.

$7.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Bradbury explained his intentions in connection with this play as a protest against great thinkers with great ideas demanding absolute excellence. He sets it "in the bleakness of the future as an old man remembers the little pleasures of yesterday." He suggests, "If we took all the junk out of life our juices would dry up, the sap would go dead in the trees and we'd occupy an intellectual graveyard where we'd read each other's headstones." In the play, in a place like a bombed-out city, an old man encounters a young punk whose hostility turns to tears as now-forbidden little enjoyments are remembered. Out of this the old man is given his ticket "to the Chicago abyss" where such things can still be part of life.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code T75000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $7.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583425145
* 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.