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Trees and Leader - Collection / Anthology

Trees and Leader

Israel Horovitz

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822206477

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TREES. Ostensibly concerned with a family innocently debating which tree to chop down for Christmas, the play becomes a parable both of man's mindless destruction of his environment and of his callousness towards other living things as the "trees" cry out in anguish when the axes strike again and again, severing the tenuous thread, that sustains their lives—and perhaps ours as well. (3 men, 1 woman, extras.) LEADER. Successfully produced Off-Broadway, this biting and satirical study of the paradox of "leadership" is offered here in a shortened version prepared specifically by the author for nonprofessional production. Moving swiftly to its shattering climax, the play exposes the destructive fears which preoccupy a group of anxious and concerned followers—fears to that their Leader can only reply "It's not important"—until Leader is revealed as a robot, and the others lapse into helpless, babbling lunacy. (3 men, 2 women.)
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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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