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“Slaying Bob Marley and the Minion of Babylon”

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Brunelle, James (American teacher of guitar and creativity, playwright, 19__-____), “Slaying Bob Marley and the Minion of Babylon,”

a 15-minute drama in English set perhaps in Melissa’s mind, at an unspecified time,

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  •  © 1999, James J. Brunelle; script/rights available from James J. Brunelle, P.O. Box 275,Manville, Rhode Island, 02838, U.S.A, telephone (home) 401-658-3753, (work) 401-658-3753, e-mail james@zartmo.com, http://www.zartmo.com. Cited via ftp, January 3, 1999; Brunelle says,

  § Dramatis Personae Melissa (f), 19; Gary (m), 16; Jacob (m), 16.

  § Synopsis “Melissa wakes up to the fact that she doesn’t really know who she is or what she wants. She realizes that that all her beliefs have been force-fed to her. She sees that she needs to make a leap into the unknown—make an original, creative act. But first, she must do battle with two ‘dragons,’ Gary (a staunch, straight-laced ‘traditional’ American) and Jacob (a white, Irish pseudo-Rastafarian). They try to distract her from what she knows she must do.

  § Comment “The true self is only known through a creative act, a leap of faith. ‘Slaying Bob Marley and the Minion of Babylon’ permiered on May 10th, 1999, at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., with the following cast: Melissa was played by Tara Testa, Gary was played by Jose Docen, Jacob was played by Al Shaker, directed by James T. Beauregard, produced by Eric Tucker.  •  E-mail me and leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address; I will contact you immediately. You can read a copy of this play and my others on my website. There you will find synopses, sample scripts, more plays, plays for kids to do, etc.”

  § Themes loss of direction, indoctrination, originality,  battle, tradition, Irish-American, Rastafarian, reality, distraction.

See also Brunelle’s:

  • Abandoned,” a 25-minute drama in English set in Any Rhode Island City, 1997, 3m
  • Ham Radio,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in an outdoor café, 2m
  • The House of Bake,” a 20-minute comedy in English set in the stage of Alexa’s “The House of Bake,” a nationally-available cable access TV show or just a show in Alexa’s mind, 1998, 1m3f or 2m2f

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