Pay It Backward

In a world where no good indeed goes unnoticed, altruism is in danger.
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Pay It Backward

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  • Tiffany Antone:
    19 Mar. 2019
    Fun (and sharp) examination of the merits/costs of intentional altruism using delightful characters and quick dialogue!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    3 Feb. 2019
    If a person does a good deed but they never post it on social media, does it count? And what is expected, or earned, by doing good in the world anyway? If you're not getting anything back, why warn someone they're about to step in dog poo? Hoke tackles some really interesting (and funny) questions regarding karma and why people are nice ever in this short.
  • Robert Lynn:
    11 Jun. 2018
    Read it, then saw it performed at the Lakeshore Players Theatre's 14th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. In only 10 minutes, Donna Hoke got me thinking about the nature of doing good, and I'm still thinking about it. Does it matter why we do good, or is it enough that we do? It is a well-crafted play that can affect you long after it's over.

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  • Sam
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    office worker
  • Chris
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    office worker
  • Tracy
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    visitor to the office