Line

by  Israel Horovitz

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 1f

One by one a group of unacquainted people come together to form a line for some unnamed, upcoming event. The first to arrive is a burly, beer-drinking, sweat-shirted "middle American"; then an alienated, voluble, Mozart-loving youth; a taciturn type who brings his own folding stool; and, finally, a …

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    4m, 1f

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One by one a group of unacquainted people come together to form a line for some unnamed, upcoming event. The first to arrive is a burly, beer-drinking, sweat-shirted "middle American"; then an alienated, voluble, Mozart-loving youth; a taciturn type who brings his own folding stool; and, finally, a shapely, promiscuous girl and her spineless, older husband. Gradually inexorably, the struggle for first place begins, and as they lie, cheat, wrestle and push to gain the lead spot an extraordinary panorama of human frailty is made explosively and hilariously real. As, in the end, are the deviousness, the competitiveness, and the pettiness of the small, wasting battles with which we litter our lives.
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Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry ...

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