a 15-minute dark comedy satire in English, set in a cold, barren office in the Church of Empirical Human Cartology, evening, 2000,
1m1f; • © 2000 by Donna Spector; • script/rights available from Donna Spector, 115 Blooms Corners Road, Warwick, New York 10990, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) 845-986-7718. • Cited by Donna Spector via ftp April 29, 2002; Spector says,
§ Dramatis Personae John Thompson (m), 38, dressed absolutely correctly, standard haircut; Claire Wells (f), 45, divorced, pretty, flashily-dressed, heavy makeup.
§ Synopsis “Claire Wells, who has been having emotional difficulties, comes to the Church of Emperical Human Cartology to become a ‘translucent.’ During her first session, John Thompson destroys her remaining shreds of self-esteem as the first step to enlightenment.
§ Comment “Power and control disguised as spiritual help. • Single set: a bare office with Danish modern table and chairs and a large wooden—preferably bizarre-looking—armchair with wires running from its armrests. • Staged readings at Grove Street Playhouse, New York City, 2000, and at Drama West, Los Angeles, California, 2000.
divorce, emotional baggage, enlightenment, mental health, mentoring, religion,
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