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The Lottery


  • ACT I Studio 81 Peeples Valley Road Southeast, Suite 102 Cartersville, GA, 30121 United States (map)

This unusual play with its shattering last scene has proven so successful it is probably winning more contests presently than any other short play. Published originally in The New Yorker magazine, it produced an unprecedented reaction, and this dramatization captures the story that has become an internationally known classic. Like the story, the play starts as people are assembling for the lottery. What family will it be this time? Which member? Only gradually do we begin to suspect the nature of the lottery as the play builds swiftly to its crucial and moving climax. The tension and thrill of the play are built into its very structure.

Earlier Event: December 6
The Wonder Hat
Later Event: February 21
The Glass Menagerie