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Shooting Gallery and Play for Germs - Collection / Anthology

Shooting Gallery and Play for Germs

Israel Horovitz

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822210221

The scene is a carnival shooting gallery, where a young man has (for several months) been shooting at a "mechanical bear," obstinately determined to win his wife a goldfish. He has spent all their money, his wife is exhausted from being sent to fetch hot dogs and orange drinks, and their children have been virtually abandoned. Still he persists, firing away demonically and excoriating his long-suffering wife—until an unexpected and ironic happening brings a sudden, shattering calm to the scene.

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SHOOTING GALLERY. The scene is a carnival shooting gallery, where a young man has (for several months) been shooting at a "mechanical bear," obstinately determined to win his wife a goldfish. He has spent all their money, his wife is exhausted from being sent to fetch hot dogs and orange drinks, and their children have been virtually abandoned. Still he persists, firing away demonically and excoriating his long-suffering wife—until an unexpected and ironic happening brings a sudden, shattering calm to the scene. (2 men, 1 woman.) PLAY FOR GERMS. Having become comfortably ensconced in his victim's body, Socrates (a gonorrhea germ) resents the sudden intrusion of Aristotle (a syphilis germ). Their confrontation becomes a boasting match as they trade the names of their many famous conquests—but an ominous note is sounded when they realize how many of their fellow germs have fallen prey to modern medicine. And, while Aristotle launches a frenzied attack on his latest would-be conquest, so do they—as clouds of lethal "penicillin" billow in, making them choke their last. (2 men.)
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Israel Horovitz

Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry Kinney), Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The ... view full profile

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