P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Cell: A Cautionary Tale
By: Christian Kiley
Cast: 3 M, 5 F, 27 flexible (With Doubling: 3 M, 4 F, 18 flexible)
Performance Time: Approximately 30 mins, 27 pgs.
FARCE. "Beware the dangers of technology." In this satiric, absurd look at mankind’s attempt to communicate through the ages, follow the history and “evolution” of the telephone. How has Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone evolved into a payphone, a cell phone, and now a smartphone, the all-important, all-consuming device that we depend on for our daily needs? It begins with a caveman drawing on a rock, then a guy sending a message in a bottle, and ends with unintelligible teen text messages that require a translator for anyone 17 years and older. The smartphone may be able to do almost anything, but the ghost of Alexander Graham Bell shows us what happens when people grow too attached to technology. This witty, provocative play is perfect for competitions and can be performed on a bare stage.
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Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $305.00 (29 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)