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Search and Destroy - Full Length Play

Search and Destroy

Howard Korder

Full Length Play

12m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822213154

Martin Mirkheim owes the state of Florida $47,000 in back taxes, but t…

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Martin Mirkheim owes the state of Florida $47,000 in back taxes, but this is not where his mind is focused. Instead he is intent on acquiring the film rights to a novel called Daniel Strong, written by Dr. Waxling, a pseudo-religious-type guru. The first part of Martin's journey is spent trying to meet Dr. Waxling, but he is kept away by secretaries and personal assistants. When finally face to face with Waxling, Martin discovers that the good doctor is less interested in any "higher truth" than in getting $500,000 for the film rights. Still consumed by his desire to make the book into a movie, Martin resorts to deceit, blackmail, fraud, extortion and murder to claw his way to success in a riveting indictment of American values today.
Told in a series of short scenes, this play is by turns darkly funny and malevolent; the story of a man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of his dream and the Big Score. "SEARCH AND DESTROY is a very adventurous play by a very talented young dramatist…" —NY Times. "It'll keep you on the edge of your seat. Its evolution, shot through with brilliant gutter language, is vintage stuff, arresting and real…An altogether extraordinary achievement." —LA Times. "…Korder has a powerful sense of what is theatrically viable." —NY Daily News. "SEARCH AND DESTROY will…disturbingly entertain." —The New Yorker.
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