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Du Cadillac, Deleroi (American playwright, filmmaker, sound designer, office clerk, 1976-____), “Interior Church,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a rural black church, Sunday morning, 2000,

2m2f (+ optional m extra);

  •  © 2000 by Deleroi Du Cadillac;  •  script/rights available from Deleroi Du Cadillac, 1920 Pine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, U.S.A., e-mail deleroi76@yahoo.com, contact by telephone only  (home) 504-782-0750.  •  Cited by Deleroi Du Cadillac via ftp August 23, 2001; Du Cadillac says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Dezub (m), 30, black, rural church member; Fontaine (m), 30, black, rural church member; Ayella (f), 30, black, rural church member; Gloria (f), 30, black, rural church member; Whiteman ( optional male extra), 30, white, an observer.

  §  Synopsis “Four rural church members (Dezub, Fontaine, Ayella, and Gloria) try to solve the mystery of who the white man (Whiteman) in the back row is, and why he’s watching them. Their conversation all-too-easily diverts to the politics of their community, the politics between each other, or even their tardy preacher's nice cadillac and big house.

  §  Comment “A funny and dramatic piece made possible by clashing characters from a broad scope of black culture, and plainly illustrating their ultimate clash with white culture in general.”

  §  Themes Cadillac, church, culture clash, envy, greed, local politics, preaching, racism, resentment, ruralness, self-consciousness, tardiness, wealth.

See also Deleroi Du Cadillac’s

  • The Poetics of HIStory,” a 20-minute experimental farce in English, set in a living room, 1950s through 1990s, 1m2f

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