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Collings, John (English playwright, 1949-____), “Mr Stranger,”

a 8-minute surreal dark comedy drama in English, set in a front room in the East End of London, late afternoon, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by John Collings; • in John Collings’ Mr Stranger (Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from John Collings, 3 Churchdale Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8SD, United Kingdom, e-mail johncollings50@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 01323 643072. • Cited by John Collings via ftp April 2, 2004; Collings says,

§ Dramatis Personae J. (m), 30, the Christ; H. (f), 50, _____.

§ Synopsis “Christ has been crucified and put in his tomb. He wakes feeling angry, not knowing why he has been crucified, so he escapes and visits Barabus for some answers.

§ Comment “The play is about Christ’s crucifixion. It is set in modern times, in the East End of London. • One continuous scene, no changes, no special requirement. Premiered by a fringe thearte one-act play festival, London.

§ Themes crucifixion, East End, loss. resurrection, tomb.



See also John Collings’

  • "'Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue,'" a 35-minute drama in English, set in a bedsit, sixish, in the recent past (2003), 2m or 2f
  • "Rita & the Muscle," a 22-minute dark comedy in English, set in one room, late one afternoon, 1m1f
  • "The Waste," a 42-minute drama in English, set in a front room and photograpic studio place, in the recent past, 1m3f (some doubling)
  • "The Writer," a 16-minute surreal drama in English, set in a room, late afternoon, 2m2f

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