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Final Orders

One Act, Short Play
2 men
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-0346-9

FEE: $40 per performance.
THE STORY: In FINAL ORDERS, two astronauts soaring through space dutifully follow a prearranged daily schedule until even their brief moments of amusement seem programmed. And, just as dutifully and dispassionately, they execute orders to detonate the nuclear device entrusted to their care as they hurtle toward oblivion.
“The highly theatricalized imagery and free-flowing dialogue represent a return in spirit to Mr. van Itallie’s most celebrated success, America Hurrah.” —NY Times.