Synopsis

Spokesong

$9.99

Stewart Parker & Jimmy Kennedy

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 2 Female

Set in and around a bicycle shop in Belfast, this wise and humorous play concerns Frank, the current operator of the shop started by his grandfather

Frank believes that all the world's problems can be solved if people simply switch to bicycles for transportation

And like Brendan Behan and Bertolt Brecht, Parker uses songs to comment on the action - all original except for the classic Bicycle Built for Two, sung by Frank to his girlfriend Daisy

The bicycle and the shop become an ingenious metaphor for the problems in Northern Ireland and - indirectly - about the problems of modern civilization

"Spokesong sings. Literally and figuratively ... touches the heart and stirs the imagination" ~ Christian Science Monitor

"A play infinitely worth your attention" ~ N.Y. Post

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