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Parra, Angelo (American playwright, 1948-____), “Warmflesch,”

a 35-minute drama with humor in English, set in a cluttered study in a NYC brownstone apartment, early evening, 1994,


© 1991 by Angelo Parra;  •  script/rights available from Angelo Parra, 35 Midway Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977, U.S.A., telephone (home) 845-426-3518, e-mail  •  Cited by Angelo Parra, via ftp, August  20, 1998; Parra says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Archibald Warmflesch (m), a widower; Sam (Samantha) Watson (f), a psychotherapist.

  §  Synopsis “Archibald Warmflesch, after the violent death of his wife, has isolated himself from the world in his brownstone apartment. He occupies himself with a strange hobby, burying words. His seclusion is invaded by an enigmatic, attractive psychotherapist, Sam (Samantha) Watson, sent by Warmflesch’s daughters. Warmflesch, a middle-aged former cab driver, who at one time wrote poetry, gradually discovers that the successful young therapist seems to know a lot about his life 20 years ago, and is, in fact, a figure from his past—the daughter of an old flame. She shares with him a strong, if traumatic bond—her mother who committed suicide—for which she holds him responsible and intends to exact her revenge.”

  §  Comment  See Angelo Parra's  •  “Angelo Parra, an award winning playwright and the director of the Hudson Valley Professional Playwrights Lab, has had more than 20 productions in the United States and at the Edinburgh International Festival. His newest show, The Devil’s Music, which chronicles the life and music of blues legend Bessie Smith, is concluding a sold-out engagement in New York and is slated for a six week run at Florida Stage. Angelo is a two-time NY
Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellow, a member of The Dramatists Guild and the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He teaches theatre and playwriting at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His two character romantic ‘dramedy’, Canvases, was read at the Newman two seasons ago.”

  §  Themes burial, death, hobby, isolation, marriage, mother-daughter relationship, poetry, psychotherapy, responsiblity, retirement, revenge, suicide, widowhood, word.

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