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“Let's Make War”

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Futterman, Tamara (British-American-Israeli playwright, 19__-____), “Let's Make War,”

a __-minute didactic, political drama in English, set in a remote hotel in the Swiss Alps, 2001,


  •  © 2001 by Tamara Futterman;  •  script/rights available from Tamara Futterman, e-mail sinclair@netvision.net.il, telephone (home) 972-4-6270737.  •  Cited by Tamara Futterman, via e-mail, April 6, 2001; Futterman says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Nicholas (m), 26, Italian arms dealer; Lionel (m), 32, international banker; Andrew (m), 43, British stock broker; Greta (f), 26, waitress.

  §  Synopsis “Three avaricious  and ruthless men meet in a remote hotel in the Swiss Alps. Their ultimate objective is gainfully to make billions planning the next global war. Their  criteria has always been war. This time they want a sublunary war in order to rid themselves of their extra baggage of nuclear weapons and stale drugs and to make banking and the stock market  a viable entity again. Greta, the glamorous long-legged idealistic Scandinavian, thwarts their plans. Responding to their constant demands, Greta
replenishes their champagne glasses and always refills the bowl of coke. She regularly interrupts their train of thought in order to stifle their diabolical plans. Nicholas, the handsome Italian Arms dealer, tries to seduce her, but she seduces him. Greta and Nicholas devise a new way to make trillions without harming humanity and to enhance their destiny towards a utopian life style.

  §  Comment “The script uses virtual reality and employs a video camera. Audience participation occurs when the three main characters read political news, comment on it, involve audience responses, and give an alternative to war. This script has not yet been produced. ”

  §  Themes avarice, banking, drugs, exploitation, nuclear weapon, ruthlessness, seduction, space, stock market, Swiss Alps, Utopia, war.

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