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$20.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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(minus the ending)

The Simple Mind of Dillon McGee

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A short play by
A.D. Hasselbring
1W / 1M / 1 Male Teen
Approximate Playing Time: 20 Minutes

After Dillon Magee is involved in a tragic car accident that kills his father, he refuses to speak or interact with the outside world. He is not autistic, has no learning disabilities and has never been violent. His mother, Kim, watches helplessly from the sidelines, constantly trying to reach the son she has lost. Kim engages the help of a new teacher, David, in a desperate attempt to unlock Dillon’s imprisoned mind. David is greeted with a handshake, one of Dillon’s peculiar habits which include a ritualistic changing of clothing throughout the day. Otherwise there is no direct interaction: no eye contact or communication, save Dillion consistently removing objects of any kind that David places on any surface in the bedroom. But when David accidentally tumbles over a chair, he not only opens a door to Dillon’s escape but releases a floodgate of laughter, promise and friendship that inspires anyone who has ever suffered trauma. This winner in The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 17th Annual New Play Contest will reach deep into the psyche of your audiences with its gentle humor and insight into the complexity of the human mind and spirit. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $20 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$20.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees