Flesh, Blood, & Glass

Introducing “The Strongest Man in the World!” His hands are registered weapons. He can bend steel or punch a hole through a foot of concrete. Anything he grasps doesn’t stand a chance! He was born with this privilege, but now he faces his greatest fear yet: holding a delicate, glass figurine. He won’t leave from his seclusion until he can hold the glass figure. However, if he doesn’t learn soon, he’s going to...
Introducing “The Strongest Man in the World!” His hands are registered weapons. He can bend steel or punch a hole through a foot of concrete. Anything he grasps doesn’t stand a chance! He was born with this privilege, but now he faces his greatest fear yet: holding a delicate, glass figurine. He won’t leave from his seclusion until he can hold the glass figure. However, if he doesn’t learn soon, he’s going to miss the birth of his daughter.
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Flesh, Blood, & Glass

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  • Sharai Bohannon:
    24 Sep. 2018
    This is such beautiful play! This play could've easily been 1001 different and predictable things but is instead this touching moment where someone makes peace with becoming a dad. Bykowski seems to be a master at grasping readers and including them in these major, but brief, moments that leaves us with a warm glow. Looking forward to reading more from this playwright!
  • Claudia Haas:
    29 Apr. 2018
    The play beautifully states the fears and anxieties of new parents: babies are flesh and blood, yes. But they are also tiny, super-delicate and maybe made of glass? Love is woven throughout. I loved the sly remarks about a man's strength versus a woman's. The fear of the mistakes that will be made parenting rings so true. So much happens in this short play and it all strikes home and to the heart.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    26 Apr. 2018
    Bykowski has a great sense of storytelling. Here is a wonderful metaphor made flesh! Beautiful language and imagery. And so True!

Character Information

  • MAN
    30's-50's,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Inclusive casting is required. Man and Girl do not need to be the same race/ethnicity.
  • Girl
    Teens - 20's,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Inclusive casting is required. Man and Girl do not need to be the same race/ethnicity.