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Ticket to the City - Short Play, Drama

Ticket to the City

Donald Elser

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Short Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573625398

Among the strangers waiting for a late train to the city are a young girl and young man. She is full of fantasies about making a place for herself in a world of brave but hopeless dreams. He has no illusions about the grim and mortal destination. A stranger from the girl's past arrives and it become…

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Among the strangers waiting for a late train to the city are a young girl and young man. She is full of fantasies about making a place for herself in a world of brave but hopeless dreams. He has no illusions about the grim and mortal destination. A stranger from the girl's past arrives and it becomes apparent that her history is illusory. Others are drawn into the vortex of her future, but it is the young man who, being most willing to help, finds his own future reoriented. At last, the philosophical ticket agent announces the arrival of the train.
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4m, 3f

TICKET AGENT- In his sixties, oftentimes gruff but equally sympathetic. Inclined to be tolerant and understanding. He is somebody of importance in the play and cannot be taken indifferently.
A LADY- In her forties, prim, somewhat lonely, but wants to be friendly with others in a guarded way. Her clothes are somewhat dated and used to traveling. A nice person who means well though.
A SOLDIER- An enlisted man in one of the armed forces.
A YOUNG MAN- Mid-twenties, alternating between pleasant nostalgia and despair/ Well-dressed, but not overly so in a suit and tie. A demanding role.
AN OLDER MAN- Tall, dignified, middle-aged and well dressed. For the most part in a world of his own and he seems impervious to the trials and tribulations of others, but would be helpful if asked.
A GIRL- Nineteen or twenty, pretty, and wearing her best clothes for traveling. Trying to forget the past, her future is a dream, and the present does not exist. Doesn’t not always tell the truth.
A WOMAN- Loud and somewhat coarse, obviously not a pleasant person to have around. In her early forties, somewhat heavy, and not overly neat.

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