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Alarms and Excursions
Eight short playlets examine with hilarity difficulties modern technology has added to life. In Alarms, two couples embark on a dinner party that is doomed to failure as, one by one, labor-saving devices and even furniture become
hostile. Doubles sees two couples having similar problems in adjacent hotel rooms. In Leavings, the dinner-party is revisited to great amusement. In Look Away Now, passengers ignore the airline's safety lecture. Heart to Heart deals with the impossibility of communication at a noisy cocktail party. Glasnost presents a political speech that is sabotaged by a harassed autocue operator. Toasters shows the problems of trying to eat and work standing up at a social function. The last play, Immobiles, is acted out entirely over the phone as a couple try to decide where they
should meet their German guests: Gatwick or Heathrow?
|Time Period(s):|| Post-Modern 1990 - present|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||Not Available|
|Acts: ||Not Available|
|Set Complexity: ||Simple|
|Set Information: ||Not Available|
|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||4|
|Male Characters: ||2|
|Female Characters: ||2|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||$8.95 (Royalty, $60-$60.)|
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|Publisher: ||Samuel French|
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