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"Eternal Bliss"

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Walker, Scot (aka William Patrick “Scot” Walker, American playwright, author, editor, poet, 1944-____), “Eternal Bliss,”

a 13-minute mystery in English, set in an empty classroom or office, 2001,


; © 2001 by William P. “Scot” Walker; in William P. “Scot” Walker’s Eternal Bliss (Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001); • script/rights available from Scot Walker, 2805 Bolling Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, U.S.A., telephone (home) 703-534-3230, e-mail Scotwalker2004@yahoo.com, http://wwww.scotwalker.com. • Cited by Scot Walker, via ftp February 1, 2002; Walker says,

§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m), 28, a former lawyer; _____ (m), __, _____.

§ Synopsis “A man dressed entirely in black enters. He opens a book and reads a passage—a man considers suicide. He lists all the reasons why he should and why he should not. The man walks to the chalkboard, draws a vertical line down the middle and writes TO BE on the left side and OR NOT TO BE on the right. The man admits being gay, having a lover and having a serious problem He lists the reasons why he should live and why he should die. He slept with a handsome young man. The young man turned out to be a boy who stole everything the man owned, including all his clothes. The man had to call his lover to rescue him. That relationship is over. The law is after him. He has lost his law practice. He adds up the reasons why he should live and why he should die. When he decides, the curtain falls. A gunshot sounds.

§ Comment “Limited props: chalkboard, chalk, table, book, handgun.”

§ Themes chalk talk, gay, gun, harsh language, homosexual, pederasty, law, suicide, x-rating.

See also William P. "Scot" Walker's

  • "November 22," a 20-minute mystery in English, set in a studio apartment, November 22, 2001, 2m
  • "Screeches from the Zoo," a barestage`15-minute comedy in English, set in a street, late afternoon, 2004, 1m1f

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