Round Went the Wheel
by Frank Ceruzzi
Earth. The near future. When technology brings the world to the brink of disaster, a new regime decides to dream it all up again: the children. Round Went the Wheel opens in a waiting room, fitting for a play about the nature of time. For David, every second that passes is a frustrating reminder of his lack of purpose in this brave new world. Today is different: he’s invited for a rare interview with the “Boy”, the leader of the retro-revolution. But David’s wife, Eloise, has other plans: she’s pregnant, and a baby in this world will surely be taken. With time running out, will she risk everything to protect her child? Featuring a generation-spanning cast of eight, this dystopian thriller imagines a future built from the pillars of the past. It’s time…to begin again.
- Cast Size: 3M 3W 1B 1G
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
Frank Ceruzzi is a New York-based playwright and lyricist whose work explores how the virtual world has affected our ability to live in the real one. His dystopian play, Round Went the Wheel, premiered in 2019 as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at Theatre Row in Manhattan. Frank co-wrote the book and lyrics to WikiMusical, an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (Book & Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi and Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords). In 2016, WikiMusical won Second Prize in New Musical Inc.’s “Search for New Musicals”.
Frank has an MA from Georgetown University. He has also studied at the New School and at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (Primary Stages). He currently teaches English at Scarsdale High School, where he specializes in creative writing and American drama.
Had the good fortune of seeing this just before the pandemic closed the world. It’s a must see!
I had the opportunity to experience this play at the 2019 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival! It is truly excellent and very well written!