Portsmouth Abbey Drama to Present: The Farnsworth Invention
Posted 08/08/2018 10:42AM

The Farnsworth Invention

The Drama Department is pleased to announce The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin as its fall play. Sorkin is best known for writing the hit TV shows The West Wing and The Newsroom, as well as the movies, A Few good Men, Steve Jobs, and The Social Network.

It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest invention of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? Newsday calls the play, "Vintage Sorkin and crackling prime-time theater; it's breezy and shrewd, smart-alecky and idealistic."

A large cast is needed. Also, the genders of most characters may be changed to meet the needs of the cast. Auditions will be held on the first day of school. No preparation is needed and all will be given a part. Please feel free to contact Mr. Bragan if you have any questions.

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