Eldon Phelps might not be swatting away swarms of angry mosquitoes on some
sub-tropical, Survivor-esque island, and he would probably never be seen
going mano a mano with Donald Trump in a bogus T. V. boardroom, but he IS
the star of a reality show called--for reasons that become hilariously
apparent in the very first scene--
...on how he is to die.
That's right: whether he gets hit by a bus, carved up by a chainsaw, or squashed by a steamroller (and those are just three of the choices presented to viewers), Eldon is contractually obligated to allow his producers to kill him (with the whole world watching, of course).
Both thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny,
Hm. Now that the play has been performed and published, no network exec would DARE put something like it on the air--or WOULD he...?
The piece plays beautifully when you use the language and built-in pauses to convey a real family who doesn�t have to say every teeny tiny thing they feel � they just say what they need to and take care of business. Lovely.
Characters: 3 men, 3 women (with doubling)
Scenes/Monologues: Wonderful roles for women (and one great role for an off-stage street vendor).
Recommended by: Stu
Also by Eric Coble:
In a Grove: 4 Japanese Ghost Stories
Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe
Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede