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The Shark Is Broken - ePublication

written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Full Length, Drama
3 men
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4411-0


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance
THE STORY: The historic first summer blockbuster movie is being filmed—but no one working on the film would know it. Dive deep into the tumultuous, murky waters of the making of a major motion picture with dueling co-stars, unpredictable weather, and a shark prop whose constant breakdowns are looking like an omen for the future of the movie. In this comedy o-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, the short tempers and short circuits of Jaws stars Robert Shaw (father of co-writer Ian), Richard Dreyfuss, and Roy Scheider take center stage as they bond, argue, drink, gamble, and pray for an end to the shoot, not knowing it will change their lives forever.
“The script never lets interest lag over the play’s ninety, intermission-less minutes, the tension, humor, depth, silliness and horror coming like waves lapping the boat.” —Associated Press.

“THE SHARK IS BROKEN wittily excels not just as a clever time capsule, but as an examination of male bonding and competitiveness, ego, frailty, fame, and filmmaking.” —The Daily Beast.

“Laughs aplenty.” —Entertainment Weekly.