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“Bus Stop Baptism"

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Brandl, Dave (American playwright, 1957- ), "Bus Stop Baptism,"

a 15-minute comedy set at a downtown bus stop, early evening, 1992,


©1992 by Dave Brandl, telephone (home) 303-333-7018, e-mail davebrandl@yahoo.com; script/rights available from Encore Performance Publishing, P.O. Box 692, Orem, Utah, U.S.A. 84057, telephone 801-225-0605. Cited by Dave Brandl via ftp June 18, 1997, and updated January 20, 1998; Brandl says,

Dramatis Personae George (m), Preachin' Pearl (f).

Synopsis "A homeless street preacher refuses the donation from a lottery winner. George Williams waits at a downtown bus stop after leaving his car for repairs. He meets Preachin' Pearl, a homeless woman who stands downtown evangelizing to the passing masses. Although her efforts are enthusiastic, her knowledge is lacking. As she mis-spouts from her Bible ("Blessed are those with pacemakers for their hearts shall be filled with power"), she honors the poor and begins a tirade against George, a lottery winner, who offered her a $100 donation. She scorns his generosity as filthy lucre and a guilt offering. With the intervention of passing traffic, George gets the opportunity to show Pearl his motives are as sincere as hers."

Themes , donation, homelessness, lottery, religion, street people.

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