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Houdini Will Die - Short Play, Drama

Houdini Will Die

Sage Voorhees

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573702907

The obsessive scientist, David, is constantly working on his experiments to improve human memory. As his studies and tests consume him, he struggles to hold onto reality, and the fading memory of his departed wife. 

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$9.95
: Thespian Playworks 2013

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - DAVID is sitting on the couch in the center of the living room. The room is tastefully decorated, but messy: books, coats and notebooks are scattered about. The room is filled with various flower arrangements. In the center of the room are a few wire cages and a large rat maze. The present. 

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Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The obsessive scientist, David, is constantly working on his experiments to improve human memory. As his studies and tests consume him, he struggles to hold onto reality, and the fading memory of his departed wife. 
Publishied in the collection Thespian Playworks 2013
Houdini Will Die comes from the nationally recognized Educational Theatre Association's Thespian Playworks competition. 
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CASTING

2m, 1f

DAVID - A scientist, late 40s to mid 50s, trying to develop a drug that will enhance memory. He himself has poor memory retention. 
HELEN - The loving wife of David, late 40s to mid 50s. Always “stops to smell the roses” and wishes that her husband would do the same.  
TERRY - (Male) An overeager intern, mid 20s, works with David on his research. 

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