Fly Faster


‘Fly Faster’ is an audio play by Jim McGovern. The underlying genre is tragedy with some dry humour and incidental music. The main theme is academic rivalry and the feeling of being repressed or bullied. The context is a department of aeronautical engineering at a university. The play also takes an irreverent look at some engineering, academic and commercial attitudes and practices. It may contain some technical terms! A full three-act stage play variant is also available: Just Let Me Fly.

Leonard Twiglet runs a propeller-propulsion research grouping, called APPEAL, from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Selfridge. Professor Alex Graybell, the Head of the Department, leads a much stronger Jet Engine Research Consortium, JERC.

Casting Requirement

There are twelve characters. Nine (7 male, 2 female) are main or supporting roles and three are minor roles.

Performance History

The audio play has not yet been produced, nor has a table reading taken place. Jim McGovern would welcome feedback about the script and would be happy to hear from any groups or companies that might be interested in producing the audio play.

Script Download Link and Licensing

Fly Faster, Version 1a 2011.06.08

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