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Peterson, Eric C. (American playwright/actor/director, 1970-____) “Letters to Orenthal,”

a 10-minute sociopolitical drama in English set simultaneously at three writing desks in different parts of America, October 4, 1995,

1m2f or 2m1f,

  •  © 1996 by Eric C. Peterson; • in Eric C. Peterson's Letters to Orenthal (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights; script/rights available from Eric C. Peterson, 1533 D Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, U.S.A., http://hometown.aol.com/dctriplethreat/. Cited by the playwright via e-mail, April 3, 1996; Peterson says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), letter writer; _____ (m or f), letter writer; _____ (f), _____, letter writer.

  §  Synopsis “Three people, somewhere in America, has been moved by the ‘Trial of the Century’ (People vs. O.J. Simpson) enough to write letters to O.J. the day after the ‘not guilty’ verdict was announced.

  §  Comment “My reasons for writing this play were less motivated by wanting to propagate my own feelings about whether or not O. J. Simpson killed his wife and a man, but more about coming to terms with why people felt as strongly and as disparately as they did. I would love for the play be read and (possibly) performed as such.”

  §  Themes allegation, biography, celebrity, emotion, epistolography, guilt, incentive, innocence, murder, perspective, public, race, Simpson (Orenthal J. [“O. J.”] Simpson), “Trial of the Century,” (People vs. O. J. Simpson), verdict.

See also Eric C. Peterson’s

  • "Afterglow," a 23-minute comedy-drama in five scenes in English set in a bedroom, October-December, 1994, 1m1f
  • "Jackpot," a 10-minute comedy in English, evening, 1996, 1m1f
  • "The Lady Doth Protest," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a police station in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., late at night, spring in the months preceding the War in Iraq, 2003, 2f

 

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