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An Uncertain Hour: A Memory Play for Radio (Digital Script)

An Uncertain Hour: A Memory Play for Radio (Digital Script)

By Nicholas A. Patricca

Product Code: U30DIG

  • Digital Script
  • Cast size: 8 to 11 actors, flexible gender, playing multiple roles.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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.

$9.95 /user

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Synopsis

Remember the good old days of radio—when people had to use their imaginations—when the mind was a stage? Those days are back—only better! An Uncertain Hour is a memory play telling the story of the transformation of Primo Levi, an Italian-Jewish chemist, into a writer because of his experience in Auschwitz. The memories of the Holocaust constantly interrupt and overwhelm the consciousness of Primo Levi causing him to see himself as a spiritual kin of the ancient mariner who had no choice but to voice his tale "at an uncertain hour" to anyone who would listen. The play poetically explores the spiritual struggle at the heart of all of Primo Levi's writing: the dual effort of every person to resist spiritual as well as physical extinction and to construct a meaning for human existence. It portrays Primo Levi as a Dante for our times, calling us from the "infernos" of our own making, the various false lights of modern ideologies and dominating powers, to a genuine, human "paradiso," the light of sympathetic understanding, courageous compassion, and generous creativity for the good of all—the true purpose of science and art.

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Some of the advantages to producing radio plays:

One Simple Set—A radio station—made up mostly of drapes, a control booth (if desired), mikes, and sound effects equipment.

Less Wardrobe—no changes of wardrobe are necessary.

Less Staging—actors simply stand at mikes most of the time.

Less Rehearsal—actors don't memorize lines—they just read them.

Fewer Cast Members—one actor plays many parts.

No Props—only scripts.


Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Digital Script
  • Product Code U30DIG
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583423530
* 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.