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Hemmerling, Keith Alan (American playwright, President of The Hemmerling Foundation, October 10, 1955-____), “Eyesight to the Blind,” a bare-stage 15-minute drama in English, set in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 2004,

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; © 2004 by Keith Alan Hemmerling; • in Keith Alan Hemmerling’s Walkin on the Wild Side (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2005); • script/rights available from Keith Alan Hemmerling, 1840 Fairburn Avenue #308, Los Angeles, California 90025, U.S.A., telephone (home) 310-441-0298, e-mail picodreams@aol.com. • Cited by Keith Alan Hemmerling, via ftp August 5, 2004; Hemmerling says,

§ Dramatis Persona Keith (m), 45, musician.

§ Synopsis “A la Spalding Grey, Keith describes how he is telepathic: whatever he thinks or sees, the whole world does. All of Hollywood wants to get in his sight, he gets paid millions to view the World Series in order to broadcast it telepathically, etc. His wife leaves him because she doesn’t feel their family’s lives should be seen by the world. He begins to drink, which distorts his thoughts. The whole world gets drunk. He must run for his life. Everyone’s trying to kill him. He gets a seeing-eye dog to stop seeing, and takes refuge in a monastery to chant and not to think. The whole world feels peace, and his family rejoins him. He becomes President, and the whole world loves America, and there is no more terrorism.

§ Comment “One scene, musical, simple bare stage. • Keith Hemmerling will self-publish 'Walkin on the Wild Side' through Xlibris Corporation in 2005 in the anthology Walkin on the Wild Side. • Keith, a member of the State Bar of California, has written two books, Manic Impression (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2003), ISBN 1413401805, and Whorehound (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2004), ISBN 141343889X. In 2003 under his aegis, The Hemmerling Foundation partially-underwrote West 47th Street (LCM)-PBS, which received reviews like "Must-see TV," Newsweek; "Editor's Choice," TV Guide; 'Remarkable," The Washington Post. Also, The Hemmerling Foundation partially-underwrote (with Nilsson) Scheme C6, Noise, and Attitude, the last of which played nationally and worldwide. Attitude in its New York City premiere made the front page of The New York Times and received strong reviews from The Village Voice, Res, TV Guide Online Movie Section, Film Festival, and Today. Keith says, "Attitude features my acting and music. I play a homeless, psychotic musician living in a landfill who thinks he is Jesus. PDP Productions is about to release Marbles (featuring my acting and music), and High Hopes (about autism). Additionally, I envision completion of The Marbles Trilogy featuring my acting and music, as well as many more films from PDP!'"

§ Themes drunkenness, flight, mental telepathy, murder, musical, peace, World Series.



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