BANKRUPT is a biting commentary on the state of the world today: “mom and pop shops” are being forced out of business by heartless conglomerates, while American jobs are being sent overseas. Quality of goods and customer service decline as consumers demand ever-lower prices. tweet
Set in a Manhattan Men’s Fine Clothing store, four generations of the Pasquale family and the employees who have depended on them for years prepare to close up shop for good. tweet
BANKRUPT (one-act drama) is the latest title published by LavaPress (publisher J. Thomson). Written by emerging playwright Mark Hanlon, it is the story told in three scenes of a family-owned men’s clothing store being forced into bankruptcy and closing the shop for good. Inter-generational conflict arises among the family and employees as they go through their last day of business and the bankruptcy auction the following day.
Roles for seven men (ages child – 80’s) and two women (20’s and 60’s).
Action: Set in the present day. Scene One occurs before opening the shop on the last day of business. Scene Two is set after closing the store. The third scene occurs on the day of the auction.
Availability for performance: Contact the author for performance rights.
Print copies available on Lulu.com. Coming soon to Amazon.com and iTunes Bookstore
Publisher J. Thomson (dba LavaPress) specialized in publishing plays by emerging playwrights, as well as art-related books for artists, galleries and museums. For more information about publishing with LavaPress, please contact publisher Jay Thomson or read other posts about LavaPress.
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