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McMorrow, Scott (North American playwright, poet, actor, firefighter, 1961-____), “Naked Stage,”

a 22-minute surreal drama in English, set in a small room, several days, 2004,


; © 2004 by Scott McMorrow; • in Scott McMorrow’s Naked Stage ((Inverness, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Scott McMorrow, P.O. Box 404, Inverness, California 94937, U.S.A., telephone (home) 415.669.7810, e-mail samcmorrow@yahoo.com. • Cited by Scott McMorrow, via ftp, August 6, 2004; McMorrow says,

§ Dramatis Personae Hardy Hall (m), 20, looking for something to take hold of, he wants so badly to belong; The Skipper (m), 52, a huckster, greedy and conniving; Laveda Anderson (f), 26, dedicated to The Cause.

§ Synopsis “Welcome to the weird and wild world of cults, culture clash, and confusion. Our man Hardy gets lured into ‘Climbing the Ladder’ of enlightenment by a seductive siren, only to learn that ash trays can float, and sex is the second dynamic.

§ Comment “This often surreal play pits a young man’s lust against his desire for a woman and her zealous belief in The Captain. • The set for ‘Naked Stage’ is a simple: a small round table and two chairs. Props involved are an ash tray and a copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. • Scott McMorrow is a member of Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company in San Francisco. His plays have been produced in Europe and the United States. His professional memberships include PEN (Freedom-To-Write Committee), The Dramatists Guild, and the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco.

§ Themes cult, love, lust, redemption, relationship, sacrifice, sex.

See also Scott McMorrow’s

  • "Leftovers," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a lecture hall/kitchen, one day, 2004, 2f
  • "Puppet Therapy," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist's office, 2000, 2m2f
  • "Sueño," a 25-minute drama in English, set in San Francisco's Mission District, late morning, 2004, 4f
  • "Turtle Shopping," a 10-minute bare-stage comedy in English, 2005, 3f

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Page mounted November 3, 2004, and updated October 26, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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