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Adam RappAdam Rapp

Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Red Light Winter, and the novel The Year of Endless Sorrows (FSG, 2006). In 2005, his young adult novel The Buffalo Tree was censored by a school board in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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EXCERPT

Metal Children, The
ACT I
CHARACTERS
TOBIN FALMOUTH, a novelist in his late thirties, disheveled, adrift
 
BRUNO BINELLI, a feisty gay Italian-American book agent, mid-forties
 
KONG, a teenage male pot dealer; a skater punk homeboy
 
LYNNE, a woman of fifty who likes to party; tired
 
EDITH DUNDEE, a woman in her fifties who runs a roadside motel; sweet
 
STACEY KINSELLA, a progressive high school English teacher in his mid-thirties, at once fearless and terrified
 
VERA DUNDEE, a young woman of sixteen; a precocious visionary
 
COOPER, a young woman of sixteen; Vera's second-in-command
 
BOY IN PORKY PIG MASK, a teenage boy; a bully
 
OTTO HURLEY, a civic leader with a big booming voice, fifties
 
TAMI LAKE, a young Christian woman of sixteen, God-fearing
 
ROBERTA CUPP, a community leader of the Christian right, mid-forties; a widow
 
NURSE, a young woman with a firm bedside manner
 
BOY X, a high school freshman with an unusually high sperm count; eager to please
Copyright © 2010 by Adam Rapp

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