The Elevator

by  Herb Gardner

Short Play, Drama  /  5m, 1f

A sinister figure cuts a wire in an elevator which is about to descend. On the way down the elevator stops and there is no escape. 

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The Elevator

by  Herb Gardner

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    5m, 1f

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A sinister figure cuts a wire in an elevator which is about to descend. On the way down the elevator stops and there is no escape. Then a taunting voice calls out; we learn that the man above nearly went to the chair for a crime he didn't commit because one of the elevator occupants would not speak on his behalf (bad publicity). The selfishness of the occupants is exposed as the laughing man cuts the cables, stroke by stroke. The final stroke - and the doors open! The teaser had lowered them while taunting them!

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: The interior of an elevator. The present.

Casting

5m, 1f

JOE GORMO
PHILIP MEREDITH
MONTY SLADE
ELAINE
ROSARIO GALLENTO

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