Heniford, Lewis W. (American educator, author, director, playwright, Webmaster, 1928-____ ), "Love’s Light Wings,"
© 1990 by Lewis W. Heniford, (can pair with "An Odious Damnéd Lie," a comedy-drama, 1m1f; or "Shrew You," a drama, 2m2f), script/rights available from Lewis W. Heniford, P. O. Box 299, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921, U.S.A.; _____ says,
§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m), apparently 18 years old, a senior student of drama; _____ (f), 22, apparently 18 years old, a senior student of drama; Voice (m), 50, chameleonic; Second Voice (f), 40, captain of Federal narcotics squad.
§ Synopsis “Two young people rehearse the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as they wait for a distinguished critic who may give them acting pointers. The critic arrives and probes their artistic and personal motives. He leaves for a time, and the young man and woman disclose that they are undercover police delaying the critic, really a psychiatrist instrumental in sales of drugs to high school students. He returns and calls their bluff, revealing that he is an international revolutionary agent and that he sees through their cover as police pretending to be students. He discloses that he is really their boss in a revolutionary cabal. They now must protect him from capture by the local police force waiting outside and help him to escape. The head of the waiting force enters and tries to arrest him. The young man kills both the cabal boss and the police head. He explains to the young woman how they can get away with the murders and commandeer the revolutionary movement if they can now convince the police that they are but young undercover police pretending to be students pretending to be actors staging a love scene.
§ Comment The convoluted plot needs good direction and acting, as reversals abound. The two leads must be comfortable with Shakespeare’s diction. Some precise sound effects are vital. Costumes are contemporary and present no
acting, balcony scene, bluff, cabal, capture, coup, cover, critic, drugs,
escape, gun, high school, identity, love, love scene, murder, psychiatry,
rehearsal, revolution, Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii), Shakespeare,
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