"The Happiness Tree"
A One act comedy for 5f & 5m doubling or large cast by Tony Breeze ISBN: 9781872758190
An allegorical comedy about people in a far-off land who, though living in poverty, are willing to put up with their lowly humdrum existence until one day a tree is discovered that bears fruit which will change their lives, making everyone who tastes it become deliriously happy and forget their awful predicament. This leads to problems with people failing to turn up at work and the people at the top losing control. So what does the establishment do? At first they ban it, making it’s possession illegal, but that doesnt work so when all attempts at control fail, they are eventually forced to do what any civilized society must do with a problem they cant overcome – they tax it !