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The Making of a Great Moment

Full Length, Dark Comedy/Satire
1 man, 1 woman
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4379-3


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: Mona Barnes and Terry Dean are actors on a mission: As members of the Victoria Canada Bicycle Theatre Company, they aspire to change people’s lives with the power of theater—while traveling by bicycle and camping out on the side of the road. Their show is Great Moments in Human Achievement, an exploration of humanity’s great forward leaps throughout history. The “theaters” are makeshift, the camping is uncomfortable, and bicycling sixty miles is exhausting. But Mona and Terry’s greatest challenge is within themselves: Why have they chosen to do what they do? Does it have impact? Is their life’s work worth the effort or should they give up? As their tour grinds forward, the questions only mount as they reckon with the scope and significance of their own lives. What will their Great Moment be?
“A delightfully light-hearted story...It is a show worth spending time with.” —Theater Scene.

“…utilize[s] all of the best characteristics of comedy, including verbal, physical, and prop…While THE MAKING OF A GREAT MOMENT is a comedy through and through, this production also serves to remind us that we have the power to ad-lib any situation and turn it into a life-changing moment.” —In the Spotlight.

“Low-tech and…poignant as it is satirical, THE MAKING OF A GREAT MOMENT is full of theater-insider jokes but is likely to resonate with anyone who’s ever had doubt about personal life choices.” —SF Examiner.