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Running on Empty - Full Length Play

Running on Empty

Jack Heifner

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3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822209768

As the play begins, Lilly is pondering which of her designer dresses t…

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A chilling yet, at the same time, very funny view of our possible future—when greed, conspicuous consumption and human willfulness have, at last, plundered the planet and reduced the circumstances of human life to a subsistence level. While set in New York City the play text allows for the substitution of local place names to underscore its provocative message that this can happen anywhere—and will—unless we reverse our present course. "Heifner has created a sort of bird's eye view of such complexities as the conservation of natural resources, the politics of humanity, the value (if any) of various sexual roles and the necessity of proper dress during catastrophe…It is incredibly enjoyable." —TWT (Houston). "…Heifner's view of a world winding down with a whimper rather than a bang is full of ideas, humor and feeling." —Houston Chronicle.


3m, 2f

Jack Heifner

Jack Heifner

Jack Heifner is the author of over thirty plays and musicals produced in New York, Los Angeles, and theatres around the world. He is best known for the play version of Vanities, which ran for five years in New York, is published by Samuel French, and became one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. He is also the author of Patio/Porch, Boys' Play, Home Fires, Comfort and Joy, ... view full profile

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