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"The Confession"

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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book store owner, educator, 1965-____), “The Confession,”

a drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1994,


; © 1995 by Roy C. Booth; • in Roy C. Booth’s The Coldest The Confession (Bovey, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 1997); • script/rights available from Aran Press, 1036 S. Fifth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, U.S.A., telephone 502-568-6622, fax 502-561-1124, e-mail aranpres@ay.net; contact Roy C. Booth, 3811 6th Avenue West, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, U.S.A., telephone (work) 218-262-4744, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com; the Aran Press Website http://www.aye.net/~aranpres/index.html, July 6, 1997, says,

§ Dramatis Personae The Priest (m), has something to hide; The Hitchhiker (m), rugged, tested.

§ Synopsis “A lone priest who has something to hide prepares himself for an oncoming storm—the force of nature that is descending upon him outside. A rugged, tested hitchhiker seeks shelter and the confessional. The confession reveals a history extremely violent acts. Neither man is what he first appears, which leads to a violence as the storm hits.

§ Comment “Along the way, the audience witnesses the redemption of one character and the imminent destruction of the other. • ‘The Confession’ was first produced at Bemidji State University, Minnesota.”

§ Themes abuse, confession, destruction, hitchhiker, justice, lightning, mistaken identity, murder, priest, redemption, revenge, secret, storm, violence.

See also Roy C. Booth's

  • "Alvissmal," a 10-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in outside Thrudheim, Thor's home in Asgard, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m
  • "Cafe a la Ionesco," a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999, 3m1f
  • "Circe," a 5-minute dramatic dance piece in English, set at the gates of Mount Olympus, mythological Greece, 4f
  • "The Coat," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • "The Coldest Time of the Year," a 20-minute children's play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • "Do You Think Dogs Think? Part I" a 10-minute postmodern comedy in English, set in a college office, today, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "He Who Gets Laughed At Last," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996, 2m2f
  • "No Uncertain Terms," a 60-minute postmodern drama on comedy, translated by Roy C. Booth and Peter Birmanns from the German original, set in the headquarters of the Black and White Party, last week, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "The Peasant and the Waterman," a 15-minute children's play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • "Ratopolis," a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)
  • "Vafthrudnismal," a 12-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in Asgard, then the Giant Vafthrudnir's hall, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m1f
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 19__-____),
  • Two Wives and a Dead Guy,” a 23-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral parlor, 2000, 2m2f
  • Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Shane K. Robertson (American playwright, student, 1967-____)

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