The Box

The Box
by Ed Shockley

Productions (8)
  • Allegorical farce
  • 70 - 120 minutes
  • 5 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Set: None

The Box
by Ed Shockley

(0)
Productions (8)
  • Allegorical farce
  • 70 - 120 minutes
  • 5 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Set: None

The Box is an allegorical comedy inspired by the myths of Prometheus and Pandora. A childlike character, Epth, lands on a desolate beach holding a box said to contain the answers to every question. Embarking on a quest for survival and something like enlightenment, Epth must contend with a mischievous imp, an addle-brained zealot, a fearsome ferry driver, and a wise-cracking, shape-shifting beast. Encounters with these four magical and zany figures constantly redefine Epth's adventure, which parallels the significant developmental stages in life.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

The Box is an allegorical comedy inspired by the myths of Prometheus and Pandora. A childlike character, Epth, lands on a desolate beach holding a box said to contain the answers to every question. Embarking on a quest for survival and something like enlightenment, Epth must contend with a mischievous imp, an addle-brained zealot, a fearsome ferry driver, and a wise-cracking, shape-shifting beast. Encounters with these four magical and zany figures constantly redefine Epth's adventure, which parallels the significant developmental stages in life.

  • Allegorical farce
  • 70 - 120 minutes
  • 5 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
  • Set: None

Published Reviews

"Our production of The Box, chosen as the inaugural presentation of our studio series, proved to be a thoroughly innovative, kinetic and thought-provoking event."

Gene Terruso, Director of the School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia

"Our production of The Box, chosen as the inaugural presentation of our studio series, proved to be a thoroughly innovative, kinetic and thought-provoking event. It was the ideal kickoff to a venture we hope will spawn new and cutting edge material."

Gene Terruso, Director of the School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia

"I am a best-selling author and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, yet Ed Shockley writes the book and lyrics for my musicals. That says it all."

James McBride, author of The Color of Water

Production History

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NOV 08, 2018 - NOV 11, 2018
SUNY Adirondack
Queensbury, NY United States
SUNY Adirondack Queensbury, NY United States
APR 28, 2005 - APR 30, 2005
Grayson County College
Denison, TX United States
Grayson County College Denison, TX United States
FEB 05, 2005 - FEB 05, 2005
Booker T. Washington High School
Norfolk, VA United States
Booker T. Washington High School Norfolk, VA United States
JUN 01, 2004 - JUN 30, 2004
DeVry University
Olathe, KS United States
DeVry University Olathe, KS United States
NOV 20, 2003 - NOV 21, 2003
Macks Creek High School
Macks Creek, MO United States
Macks Creek High School Macks Creek, MO United States
NOV 15, 2003 - NOV 15, 2003
Academy Of The Pacific
Honolulu, HI United States
Academy Of The Pacific Honolulu, HI United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA United States
Temple University Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
University of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA United States
University of The Arts Philadelphia, PA United States
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