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The Lie

The Lie

Adapted by Vaughn McBride from the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Product Code: L75000

  • One-act Play
  • Cast size: 3m., 1w.

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 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

In stock

Synopsis

The Lie is one of Vonnegut's most intriguing stories. Which is more dangerous—a lie told in self-defense or a lie which is lived? Young Eli Remenzel is expected to attend the school founded by his family but has failed the entrance exams. Afraid of family disapproval, he destroyed the letter which carried the bad news and is being taken by his influential father to register for his first term. When his father, secure in his position as financial benefactor to the school, learns that his son has not been accepted, he reverses his moral attitude and attempts to use his influence to overturn the decision. A lie told in fear and a lie lived. The beauty of Vonnegut's story is the feeling that both father and son will survive the situation and that their relationship may, in fact, be strengthened by it.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code L75000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 35 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780871291714
* 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.