Between Time and Timbuktu (or Prometheus 5)

by  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  25m, 8f

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Between Time and Timbuktu (or Prometheus 5)

by  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Between Time and Timbuktu (or Prometheus 5)

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    25m, 8f

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Producers may treat this script as an unmatriced melange, on the order of a revue, or as a simulated TV program, complete with flashing slides (the playbook has myriad illustrations). Roughly—and only roughly—it's the story of Stony Stevenson, a youth who wins a rocket trip on Prometheus 5. Off he goes into the wild blue yonder to the Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum. But they lose him, and he regains consciousness back on earth, where he has to beg a dime from a wino in order to call Mission Control. Of course, it's not that easy, and he ends up in a cryogenics lab, just before or after meeting Wanda June. Hitler is in there too, along with Walter Gesundheit, and other old familiars.
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Reviews

"Grand and funny...Really great." - The Washington Post

"Most unusual, ultra imaginative...a cross between '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'Alice in Wonderland'" - Philadelphia Inquirer

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25m, 8f
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