The Conquest of Everest

by  Arthur Kopit

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A delectably loony play. It starts off quite properly, with a man and woman scaling Mount Everest through the clouds - in summer clothes and barefoot. They are well equipped, however: a sandwich, bottle of coke, a Brownie camera and a penlight in case it gets dark on the way down. They mount the sum…

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The Conquest of Everest

by  Arthur Kopit

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A delectably loony play. It starts off quite properly, with a man and woman scaling Mount Everest through the clouds - in summer clothes and barefoot. They are well equipped, however: a sandwich, bottle of coke, a Brownie camera and a penlight in case it gets dark on the way down. They mount the summit just before the arrival of a Chinese soldier, with oxygen mask, banner and machine gun. He is considerably perplexed. But back to our two American tourists: they decide that they like each other, that they ought to quit their guided tour and proceed by themselves, and that it is now time to descend.
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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conv ...

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