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“Welcome to My World or When Rahula Rings the Bell”

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Secor, James L. (American playwright, professor, writer, editor, gadfly, 1947-____), “Welcome to My World or When Rahula Rang the Bell,”

a 6-1/2-minute non-traditional play in English, set wherever it’s done, whatever time it’s done,

1m1f or 2m or 2f;

  •  © 1999 by James L. Secor;  •  script/rights available from James L. Secor, P.O. Box 26, Lawrence, Kansas 66044, U.S.A., e-mail jimsecor@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 785-749-3428.  •  Cited by James L. Secor, via ftp November 5, 1999; Secor says,

  § Dramatis Personae Stage Manager (m or f); Blind Actor (m or f).

  § Synopsis “The Stage Manager announces the title of the play. The blind man comes on and goes to the mike. He listens to his watch. He does this at specific intervals as cued by the crew. After exactly six minutes and thirty-nine seconds, he walks off.

  § Comment “There is no speaking—nothing but the sounds of the theatre, the people, the world. That’s it, folks! The notes go into great detail about the parameters of the play and what I’m trying to do. The world of the blind, a new perspective on perceiving the world, a comment on the expectations of the audience and how such attitudes limit our lives and experiences. One scene. Requires a device to cue the blind actor to look at his watch at the appropriate times and a multidirectional microphone.”

  § Themes attitude, audience, blindness, expectations, perception, perspective.

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