The Big Black Box

by  Cleve Haubold

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1m or f

In this frighteningly funny parable of a modern man who puts all of his eggs into the wrong basket and then falls into that basket, the gullible Arnold is lured into conversation with a mysterious black box. The box tricks him out of his possessions and ultimately uses them to ensnare him. Arnold ne…

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The Big Black Box

by  Cleve Haubold

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In this frighteningly funny parable of a modern man who puts all of his eggs into the wrong basket and then falls into that basket, the gullible Arnold is lured into conversation with a mysterious black box. The box tricks him out of his possessions and ultimately uses them to ensnare him. Arnold nearly escapes, but the box plays on his weaknesses to trap him inescapably.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: A street. Only setting necessary is the box itself.

Casting

1m, 1m or f

ARNOLD - gullible, no particular age. Slight physically, vocally, and mentally. Neatly dressed in a suit, wears a hat, and carries an umbrella. Appearance suggests the comedian Stan Laurel.

BIG BLACK BOX - a smug and superior baritone.

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Plus one offstage Voice

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Cleve Haubold

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