Final Orders was first produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club with Bag Lady and Sunset Freeway (under the collective title, Early Warnings). This fifteen minute play takes place in an underground bunker where the two characters guard the doomsday button.
ANGUS: Crucible — McGrath. McGrath here.
(He speaks to Mike.)
(Lights out. In the darkness two voices speaking rapidly, urgently.)
COLONEL FIRESTONE’S VOICE: So restore, restore. Damn it.
CAPTAIN’S VOICE: We’re trying.
COLONEL FIRESTONE"S VOICE: How about drilling into the crucible?
CAPTAIN"S VOICE: Eight feet of lead, Sir.
COLONEL FIRESTONE’S VOICE: Blow them up...
CAPTAIN’S VOICE: Not without risking missile launch, Sir.
COLONEL FIRESTONE’S VOICE: Won’t they expect telephone confirmation?
CAPTAIN’S VOICE: Yes, they will, Sir.
COLONEL FIRESTONE’S VOICE: And if they don’t get it?
CAPTAIN’S VOICE: They’re two of our best men, Sir.
Published by Dramatists Play Service in Early Warnings..