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Music from a Sparkling Planet

Full Length, Comedy
4 men, 1 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1859-3

FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A CD with cue sheet containing the original music composed by Lewis Flinn for this play is available through the Play Service for $35.00, plus shipping and handling. To include this music in your production, you must complete the Optional Production Materials Rights Application. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $25.00 per performance.
THE STORY: Whatever became of Tamara Tomorrow? In the early seventies, this local television host, in her antennae and space suit, made cheery predictions of how exciting the future was going to be. Her sudden disappearance from the public eye was one of the great mysteries of the Philadelphia area. Three fans of Tamara, all grown up and disenchanted with the “future” as she predicted, decide to go in search of this “Delaware Valley Greta Garbo.” What they find along the way teaches them more about themselves than they really thought they could know.
“…a nimble escapist comedy…sweet, tasty and inebriating…The radiantly sentimental ending might have been concocted by Frank Capra.” —NY Times. “…a sweet-tempered tale…a charming comedy about friendship, the future and an obsessive nostalgia for children’s television shows of the past.” —Associated Press. “…a sentimental fable cloaked in flip, funny dialogue, with tart one-liners to offset the sugar…” —Wall Street Journal. “Don’t waste your days staring at the idiot box. Go see Douglas Carter Beane’s whimsical comedy about a bunch of regular guys who spend quality time…in front of the idiot box.” —Time Out NY. “…a real treat…wistful and funny…bittersweet…” —Star Ledger.