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Alarms and Excursions

Michael  Frayn

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?

Play Details:
Genre(s): Comedy
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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