The Sprocket-Maker

By Frank Amaya



Performance Length

30 minutes


The Sprocket Maker's Life tells the story of Gary, a hardworking man who feels trapped in a dead-end job and a monotonous life. He lives in a small town with his wife and spends most of his time making sprockets at a factory. Despite his wife's encouragement and support, Gary can't shake off the feeling that his life lacks meaning and purpose. As the play progresses, we see Gary dealing with various ups and downs, both at work and in his personal life. He faces pressure from his boss to increase productivity, which only adds to his stress and dissatisfaction. Meanwhile, he struggles to connect with his wife and feels increasingly isolated and alone. However, through his struggles and setbacks, Gary begins to see the potential for change and growth. He starts to question the expectations and norms that have shaped his life and begins to explore new possibilities. Ultimately, the play ends on a hopeful note as Gary takes steps to break free from his old life and embrace a new, more fulfilling path. Overall, The Sprocket Maker's Life is a poignant and relatable exploration of the challenges and opportunities that come with living a mundane existence. It invites audiences to reflect on their own lives and consider how they might break free from the limitations that hold them back.

Performance Rating

High School - 18+

Audience Rating

High School - 18+