About Us - Our Policies - Contact Us - Link to Us - Advertise With Us - FAQ
Register or Log In
Current Totals: 12498 plays, 5653 writers, 356 monologues
Life and Limb
As the play begins Franklin, a young draftee, and his new bride, Effie, are on their honeymoon, an idyll which ends when Franklin returns to his unit and then goes off to Korea, where he loses an arm. When he returns home things go steadily from bad to worse; he can't find a job; his wife is having an affair; and they are visited constantly by her best friend, Doina, a Rumanian emigre who mangles the English language and shares Effie's passion for movies. Eventually Franklin lands a job of sorts by virtually selling his soul to Tod, a rather sinister but successful manufacturer of artificial limbs whom Franklin had met in Korea, but his hope of pulling things together at last fails when Effie is killed by a collapsing movie palace balcony. The action then moves to Hell, where Effie and Doina are occupied making potholders and visiting supermarkets, and where they are soon joined by Franklin, still the poor innocent searching for an America which promises a boundless, wonderful life--and surely doomed to failure by the oddities and evils of a world he never made.
|Time Period(s):|| Not Available|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||Not Available|
|Acts: ||Not Available|
|Set Complexity: ||Not Available|
|Set Information: ||Not Available|
|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||7|
|Male Characters: ||5|
|Female Characters: ||2|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||FEE: $50 per performance|
Royalty/cost information prone to change.
Please check with the publisher for the most accurate information.
|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
Click on the publisher's name above for additional information, including updated prices.
|ISBN: ||Not Available|
Copyright 2002, playdatabase.com
Site design by Design Insomnia