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The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

By Prince Gomolvilas.

Product Code: TD9000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 4w.
  • Awards: PEN Center USA West Playwriting 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

Seven Asian Americans gather atop a Las Vegas wedding chapel every week for a UFO watch. When 65-year-old May spots a strange and colorful ship one night, the others decide to take turns keeping a 48-hour vigil in case the ship returns. The possibility of what one character calls a "miracle" forces everyone to confront personal issues that have previously been repressed. Patty finds that her UFO obsession is not strong enough to erase secrets from her past. Gilbert's romantic woes intensify his identity crisis. Lana must face her parents about being kicked out of law school. Hiro, who still feels like a foreigner in America, longs to return to his native Japan. Shimmy fears her nightmares upon the anniversary of her husband's death. And Nef spirals into oblivion after his girlfriend laughs coldly at his marriage proposal. This vibrant and moving comedy, which explores the politics of race, identity and faith, won the International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Competition, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, and the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TD9000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 105 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421253
* 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

"A play titled The Theory of Everything should think big and mess with a lot of ideas …Gomolvilas’s comedy is pleased to comply." -Los Angeles Times

"A refreshing look at Asian-American issues of race, gender and identity, layered with deeper questions of life and death. Gomolvilas’s writing is tight, intelligent and funny…likeable characters and sharply written dialogue…a play worth seeing for its humor and humanity." -The Business Times, Singapore