Harm’s Way

Mac Wellman
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In Mac Wellman’s black comedy, a very angry person attempts to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a world of other angry persons.

Production Info

Cast: 10 total (5 female, 5 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“… this comic/horror story examines the legacy that the cowboy has wrought on American society — where exactly the shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude has left us … a brilliantly funny opening scene …” —Scott Proudfit, Backstage West

About the Author


  • Mac Wellman

    Mac Wellman's recent work includes 3 2's; or AFAR at Dixon Place in October 2011, THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FIELD (with composer David Lang) at Montclair in the fall of 2006 (and elsewhere more recently), and 1965 UU for performer Paul Lazar, and directed by Stephen Mellor at the Chocolate Factory in the fall of 2008. He has received numerous honors, including NEA, Guggenheim, and Foundation of Contemporary Arts fellowships. In 2003 he received his third Obie, for lifetime Achievement. In 2006 his third novel, Q's Q, was published by Green Integer, and in 2008 a volume of stories, A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds, was published by Trip Street Press as well as a new collection of plays The Difficulty of Crossing a Field from Minnesota Press. His books of poetry include Miniature (2002), Strange Elegies (2006), Split the Stick (2012) from Roof Books, and Left Glove (2011), from Solid Objects Press. His novel Linda Perdido won the 2011 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is Distinguished Professor of Playwriting at Brooklyn College.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 3/1/2008
Pages 58
ISBN 9780881453799

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by La Mama ETC, New York

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Harm’s Way is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


4/2/2024 – 4/6/2024
Toronto Metropolitan University - Performance
Toronto, ON, Canada

3/24/2017 – 4/15/2017
Cleveland, OH