P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Open Boat, The
By: Arthur Reel
Cast: 4 M
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 24 pgs.
DRAMA. Adapted from Stephen Crane's classic short story, this play chronicles the harrowing events of four men shipwrecked off the coast of Florida. Trapped at sea in a small lifeboat, the men take turns rowing. Soon they spot a lighthouse, but as they get closer to shore, the surf becomes dangerously rough. When no rescue boat arrives, the men become increasingly weary and despondent. Desperate, the Captain realizes that the only chance for survival is to row the lifeboat as close to the shore as possible and then swim the rest of the way. This absorbing and masterful play reveals man’s alienation and vulnerability as he faces a fierce and unforgiving existence, and humanity’s inexorable search for unattainable answers.
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About the Story: To read more about the story click here.
Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $152.00 (7 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)