The Trip Back Down


John Bishop

Published by Samuel French Inc

Large Mixed Cast
Bobby Horvath, stock car racer, had visions of being the greatest

But now he has returned home knowing he isn't and never will be

Racing brought him excitement and glamour escape from the drudgery of a factory job

The play records his encounters with his father, the wife and daughter he deserted and also other friends and relatives

The action moves in and out of the past and the heart of the play is his struggle to come to terms with himself

But when past and present collide, the results are unexpected

The play is also about a blue-collar mid-American town with its deadening routine of life

Boredom and depression begins to enfold Bobby with its futility and sterility. He returns to racing, even if it means he will be a loser


"Believable characters...basic drama...solid, professional theatre" ~ The New York Post

"The genuine goods" ~ The New York Daily News

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