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Salyer, Teresa Ann (American playwright, print shop owner, 1954-____), “Mortar,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in a family cemetery, 2002,

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  •  © 2002 by Teresa Ann Salyer;  •  in Teresa Ann Salyer’s Mortar (New Lebanon, Ohio, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002);  •  script/rights available from Teresa Salyer, 424 Rosetta Street, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345, U.S.A., e-mail TisHr90598@aol.com, telephone (home) 937 687 1680, fax 937 687 1680.  •  Cited by Teresa Ann Salyer via ftp July 31, 2002; Salyer says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Abram (m), a black field hand; Dolby (m), a relative of Kelly; Kelly (f), a young girl.

  §  Synopsis “Dolby comes across Kelly at a family cemetery. She falls faint with a severe headache. Kelly wonders if she has the same madness in her head as her great grandmother Elizabeth Frazier. Abram comes across them and carries Kelly down the mountain. It becomes clear to both Dolby and Abram, that this young girl may indeed be as mad as her great grandmother.”

 §  Themes forgiveness, madness, swift justice.

See also Teresa Ann Salyer’s

  • The Shade Trees of Leavenworth,” a 10-minute drama in English, set at a telephone connection, Leavenworth Prison, any time, 2002, 1m2f

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