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Two Short Plays 

by ANDREW SMITH

Holes For Us to Breathe

 Cast:  3 ( 2m, 1f ).
 Suggested Age Range:  15 upwards
 Approx. Running Time:  45 minutes.
 Music:  None.
 Set:  The Arctic seabed. Can be as intricate or simple as desired, either accurate or impressionistic.
 Synopsis:  Based on the true story of the Californian Grey Whales trapped by ice in Alaska in 1988, the play sees the predicament from the point of view of the whales themselves. As they attempt to stay alive, helped by humans, they discuss many aspects of humanity and man's treatment of nature, as well as telling their own endearing story in a telling yet humorous style.

The Damn Fine Road
 Cast:  6 (4m, 2f; one [m] is demanding) + crowd.
 Suggested Age Range:  13 to 18
 Approx. Running Time:  30 minutes.
 Music:  None
 Set:  Simple and flexible, to include an office, a flat, and a road construction site.
 Synopsis:  The play follows the Works Controller as he pushes all obstacles aside to build his new road. The humour, which is often quite black, serves to reveal the more serious consequences which the road's arrival is having on the countryside and on the Controller himself.

Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code C

 Licence to Copy:
 Holes For Us to Breath
Code Z
 
 Licence to Copy:
 The Damn Fine Road
Code Z
 Performance Rights:
 Holes For Us to Breath
Code Z

 Performance Rights:
 The Damn Fine Road
Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 38 7

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