A Touch of Cinema
by Duncan Pflaster
Dina Kummerspeck, a filmmaker in a small country that isn’t America, has been taken by the newly-fascist government and tortured for making supposedly seditious films. Now returned home under house arrest with an electric shackle on her ankle, she and her husband Tomas invite over their actor friends for a party, but unbeknownst to them, it’s going to be a secret reading of Dina’s new screenplay loosely based on her torture.
Cast Size: 3M 3W
Running Time: 90+ minutes
Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
Duncan Pfllaster is a multi-award-winning indie playwright from New York City. He is best known for his Beckettian Romp The Underpants Godot, which was produced in New York, San Francisco, and Arizona. Other plays include Nothing but Thunder, Malvolio’s Revenge, Messin’ With the Kid, Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand, The Empress of Sex, The Taint of Equality, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, The Thyme of the Season, The Starship Astrov, The Wastes of Time and many many more. His action-comedy films Strapped for Danger and Undercover Vice: Strapped for Danger II, produced by Scorpio Film Releasing, are available streaming on GayBingeTV. www.duncanpflaster.com
A brilliantly constructed political thriller/satire full to the brim with superb dialogue, simultaneously highly comedic and staunchly ominous. Pflaster does double duty by seamlessly layering a captivating screenplay into a captivating stage play to lay bare – and at times poke fun at – fascism on the rise. Not a single wasted moment in this meticulous work. I highly recommend.
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