Roylance, Stephen (American playwright, director, teacher,
actor, 1951- ), "Born Again,"
a 90-minute drama in English, set in a fifth-floor studio apartment
in New York City, midnight, 1997,
© 1995, script/rights available from Stephen Roylance,
504 West 48th Street, Apartment 1E, New York City, New York 10036,
U.S.A., telephone (home) 212-541-5074, e-mail email@example.com.
Cited by playwright via ftp, July 11, 1997; Roylance says,
Dramatis Personae Molly (f), a young visitor;
Diane (f), her sister
Synopsis "Molly arrives at Diane's apartment
in New York City late one winter's night from the Midwest. She
and their mother suspect Diane is in danger. She is. A fundamentalist
man she met in New York wants to kill her because she aborted
his child. He raped her after she rejected him. With dark humor
Diane desperately tries to face the conflicts caused by her own
fundamentalist roots and beliefs. She needs Molly to get out of
the way because she is plotting her own revenge on the man. Molly,
refusing to leave, is doing everything she can to bring Diane
back home and to the fold. The man is outside down the street.
Comment Premiered by Love Creek Productions in
New York City, spring, 1996. This script, although a 90-minute
drama, has no intermission, and an appropriate shorter play can
pair with it to comprise a bill. The roles require physical actors.
Themes abortion, rape, religion, revenge, sexual
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