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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance$75 with other plays in collection
Settings Of Play - A small hospital ward
Scene work, Competition or audition material
Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Sports
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre
Tony, a vigorous young athlete, is about to be discharged from the men's ward. In contrast, the other two occupants are a terminally ill youth, Dave, and Walton, a middle-aged patient about to undergo surgery for a brain tumor. When Tony leaves, Walton introduces Dave to the concept of eternity by looking at the stars. Walton dies during the operation and the play ends with Dave, alone, contemplating the stars.
Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays
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