Martin and Susan are a young husband and wife who deeply love each other and their two young sons. Martin works in a government factory in a police state (where or when we are not told). He is patriotic and loyal. But the state police are suspicious of everyone. Due to an innocent, harmless event, Martin becomes convinced that he is about to be arrested, and he decides to try to leave the country with his wife and sons. What happens when one's patriotic sense of obligation comes into conflict with a love for their children? What decision does a man make when either choice is certain to be a tragic one? McDonough carries his audience through a tense half hour as the family tries desperately to solve the problem and avoid tragedy. The suspense keeps audiences intensely concerned right up to the last moment. This play is for all groups concerned about the future of mankind. Filiation is an excellent one-act play for contest.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code FD2000
- Cast Size 4
- Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
- Cost $7.95
- Approx. Run Time 30 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre
- Genre Drama | Tragedy
- ISBN(13) 9780886800512