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“Law School Suicide”

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Hemmerling, Keith Alan (American playwright, President of The Hemmerling Foundation, October 10, 1955-____), “Law School Suicide,”

a 45-minute bare-stage musical drama in English, set in Virginia, New York, U.S.A., 1979-1983,


; © 2003 by Keith Alan Hemmerling; • in Keith Alan Hemmerling’s Manic Impression (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2003), www.xlibris.com/ManicImpression.html; • 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 Caulfield Dean (m), 25, a manic depressive.

§ Synopsis “Caulfield writes one hundred and fifty songs about a fellow law student Allee on Montecello Mountain, in Virginia. Caulfield drops out of law school and ends up working in a New York live sex show, seeing music publishers, accused of rape and murder. Allee defends him, and he ends up on death row. Allee gets him off. She is raped that night. Caulfield finds the film made of the rape. Caulfield proves that Allee’s therapist is the rapist, who hasn’t been writing the rapist above the bodies in blood, but who has been writing therapist. Caulfield and Allee begin a relationship as Caulfield sings ‘Therapist Spells the Rapist’ on Late Night.

§ Comment “One man monologue a la Spalding Grey. Caulfield Dean expresses his whore/madonna manic depressive complex and inability to relate to a woman. Through his relationship with Allee, he learns to see a woman sexually, personally and emotionally. • Produced at The Producers Club, Trocaderro, in Greenwich Village, New York City; at Vinegar Hill Theatre, in Virginia; at Glaxa and Gardner, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Alliance International Pictures represents a film of a Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. production in all major markets of the world, including Cannes-Paris, Midcom-Paris, Mifed-Milan (Italy), AFM-Los Angeles, U.S.A. Law School Suicide sells for $75.00 at Tower.com. • 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 death row, forty deuce, law school, musical, sex, perspective, suicide, therapy, whore-madonna.

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