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A Paper Tiger in the Rain

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by David J. Swanson
A Full-length Drama in 2 Acts
5W / 4M
Approximate Playing time: 1 Hr., 45 Min.

Newspaperman Nathan Parker has just been promoted to his dream job; Editor-in-Chief of the Willow Falls Beacon Telegraph. It is the paper for which he’s worked his entire career and a job for which he’s waited his entire life. Just before his predecessor retires, he hires Ben Flynn, a young blogger with a general lack of reverence for the newspaper industry. Nathan holds Ben in contempt as someone unschooled in journalism, though reluctantly takes him on to write for the paper’s website. Ben joins a staff of critical leaders at the Beacon Telegraph all intent on keeping the American tradition of a hometown paper alive and well. However, soon after assuming the reigns, Nathan learns that the newspaper is in financial trouble. He is also stunned to read in the obits that the husband of a woman with whom he had an affair many years earlier, has passed away. Not long after ending his affair with this woman, Laura, she married and Nathan’s wife passed away from cancer. But Nathan never let go of his love for Laura. Nathan has spent the last twenty years waiting for Laura to become free so that they could resume the grand love he so strongly envisions. At the paper, Nathan realizes that the young blogger has much to offer and takes Ben under his wing to teach him the values of quality journalism. As the newspaper’s financial picture becomes cloudier, Nathan is faced with saving his beloved newspaper from extinction and winning Laura’s heart. Ben helps Nathan through a painful lesson about waiting for impossible dreams and hanging on to false promises. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees