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Sheeler, Wade (American playwright, writer, director, editor, assistant director, 1964-____), "Vortex,"

a 60-minute mystery -drama in English, set on the top of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, U.S.A., at sunset, preceeding into the night, 1997,


© 1997, script/rights available from Wade Sheeler, telephone (home) 818-994-8300, (work) 818-380-3656. Cited by Wade Sheeler via ftp, December 5, 1997; Sheeler says,

Dramatis Personae Mark Ferraro (m), a fugitive; Jones (m), a shaman.

Synopsis "Mark Ferraro, a fugitive on the run from a senseless murder, stumbles upon a shaman, Jones, on a mountainous plateau in the middle of the Sedona red rock desert. The shaman knows things about the fugitive, including Mark's name, that no one possibly could. When Mark reveals that men whose leader he had killed have taken his daughter and that chances for his ever getting out alive with his daughter, he asks only to know whether she is safe. As Mark's pursuers draw near, the shaman finds the answers both he and Mark seek that defy both life and death.

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Themes American West, death, father-daughter relationship, fugitive, hostage, life, murder, plateau, pursuit, Sedona, shaman.


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