Tolston, Colorado (American playwright, actor, 1976-____), “ReFUSION: Tale of the Oracle,”
a 90-minute fantasy in English, set in a fantasy world, anytime, long ago,
• © 1998 by Colorado Tolston; • script/rights available from Colorado Tolston, 493 Linden Lane, Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014, U.S.A., telephone (home) 651-486-2828, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.playwrighting.org/. • Cited by Colorado Tolston, via ftp January 14, 1999; Tolston says,
§Dramatis Personae Hatreesh (m), traveling player; Coldash (m), traveling player; Shalla (f), traveling player; E'Del (f), discoverer.
§ Synopsis “Three traveling Players share with the audience the ‘Tale of the Oracle of Wisdom.’ In the beginning, Liam the Light created the Unnamed World and placed into it five races of Light: Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Great Cats, and Gryphons. To the Elves, Liam the Light gave the Oracle of Wisdom so that they might guide all races in Liam’s will. But when Trogalla, first of Dwarves, spills the first innocent blood, the Oracle is broken into five pieces and lost, and the five races are sundered. The Players then tell how the pieces of the Oracle are found again. However, their tale ends after the fourth Oracle piece is rediscovered, since none knows where the fifth is to be found—that is, until the Players meet E’Del. E’Del discovered the Dwarf Trogalla, who still possesses the last Oracle piece, deep within the mountains. E’Del learns that only by sacrificing her own life can the Oracle piece be reclaimed. She has brought the piece to the Players so that they may know the ending of the story they have told. Thus the Oracle of Wisdom is refused, and the fives races of the world live together in peace.
§Comment “Photos from the premiere production of ‘ReFUSION’ are available.”
§Themes blood, cats, creation, dwarf, elf, gryphon, human, innocence, loss, oracle, peace, tale, traveling players, will, wisdom, sacrifice.
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