PIECE OF THE SKY
by Beth Huber
In the ‘super-natural’ drama Piece of the Sky, the battle between fate and free will takes its toll as six souls search for meaning and truth outside of the confines of time.
Gilbert, while drinking to forget his troubles, introduces himself to Jack, who has stopped off at the bar to relax before heading home to his young son. Total strangers, Benjamin and Gabby, happen upon each other while celebrating the end of a long work week with friends. The two pairs’ soul-tending, angelic bartenders are struggling with the meaning of life and their responsibilities towards humanity. All six characters take a philosophical journey toward a deep understanding of their places in and out of time.
- Cast Size: 3M 1W 2 ANY
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
Beth Huber spent thirteen years performing with theater companies in Kansas City and throughout Europe for the USO before quitting the theatre to raise two children and 42 gazillion dogs. After an interesting experience in Utah involving hot-tubs and mountain ghosts, she developed an obsession with quantum physics, and that led her to try to make sense of her experiences through playwriting. She now teaches playwriting and classical rhetoric as an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University. Huber has written two full-length plays and several one-acts. Her film short, Angelic in America, a contemporary homage to Allen Ginsberg, was featured at the International Beat Network symposium in Brussels in 2015. Her one-act “The Godot Particle” was chosen for the MATC Play Symposium. Finally, her full-length play, Piece of the Sky, was selected as a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival, Play-writing Division in 2019. Beth Huber is happy to be back in the theater community, thrilled to be in the Next Stage Press family, and is ready to explain mountain ghosts.
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