COUNTING ALL THE STARS by Paul Antokolsky

£3.00

This off-beat play, set in a technologically primitive world, presents a chance encounter between two former school acquaintances who are now, as adults, living rather marginalized lives. Bates, an amateur astronomer, has taken on the astonishing task of counting all the stars in the sky — one by one. Colby, a struggling inventor, tries to help by offering a newly finished invention called a “magnifying glass.” They are both shocked to see, through the magnifying glass, that there are actually far, far more stars than either of them imagined. The project may now be impossible to complete, and as they confront this unsettling situation, Bates and Colby experience unfamiliar depths of emotion and an unexpected bond forms between them

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BATES           The star counter. Thoughtful, earnest, gentle.

COLBY          An inventor. Insecure. Impulsive when excited.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Premier: Produced by Shoestring Radio Theatre, San Francisco. Distributed nationwide via satellite by National Public Radio.

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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