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Pfeffinger, Eric (American playwright, information professional, 1969- ), "Possession,"

a 28-minute comedy in English, set in Gabe's Cleveland apartment, the middle of the night, Halloween, 1992,


© 1992, script/rights available from Eric Pfeffinger,, Cited by playwright via ftp, July 11, 1996; Pfeffinger says,

Dramatis Personae Joan (f), a young woman; Priest (m), an exorcist; Gabe (m), a young man

Synopsis "Having decided that the tensions in her six-month relationship with Gabe are attributable to demonic possession, Joan sneaks a Priest into his apartment in the middle of the night for a surprise exorcism. Gabe awakens and protests, but before the encounter is over finds himself submitting to the procedure-and learning that the Priest is not exactly who he seems to be."

Comment Premiered March, 1995, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, as part of Love Creek Productions' Seventh Annual One-Act Festival. Produced June, 1996, by the Alleyway Theatre as part of the Buffalo Festival of Short Works, Buffalo, New York. Produced October, 1996, by Theatre Geo, Los Angeles, California.

Themes demonic possession, exorcism, impostor, religion, visitor.

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