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Bike America

Bike America

by: Michael Lew

by: Michael Lew

Overview

Award-winning playwright, Mike Lew's Bike America is a wildly theatrical picaresque journey that crams the entire continent onto one stage.

The play peddles the audience along a cross-country bike trip from Boston to California, with stops in big cities and small towns along the way. Our feckless heroine Penny is looking to bring more meaning into her life, to find a lifestyle that suits her and a town that feels like a home... so she drops her clingy boyfriend in Beantown and takes off for Santa Barbara! Along the way she befriends a colorful crew of bikers: Ryan, the health nut biking instructor; Tim Billy, the innocent wanderer; Annabel and Rorie, the badass activists seeking to get gay-married in every state they hit on the trip; and the mysterious Man with the Van who carries their stuff. Featuring a flexible and diverse cast, Bike America is a multi-state, multi-generational odyssey to discover our obsession with happiness.

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Keywords

Friendship

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Not Applicable
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Michael Lew

Mike Lew’s plays include Teenage Dick (Public Studio, O’Neill, St. Louis Rep, Florida Studio Theater, and Playwrights Foundation workshops; Vineyard reading), Tiger Style! (Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, and Alliance productions; O’Neill, CTG, and Juilliard workshops), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act produc ...

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