Stemple, Beth Campbell (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1962- ), "Frank Capra Gets His Wings,"
a 30-minute drama with comedic elements set no specific time or place,
1m1f (1m of any age, 1f of childbearing age),
© 1994 by Beth Campbell Stemple TXu 639-600, script/rights available from playwright at JZSBCS@aol.com. Cited to present author by playwright via e-mail JZSBCS@aol.com May 7, 1996; Stemple says,
Synopsis "A cynical woman commits suicide, and on entering the afterlife incurs a man who must interview her before she can proceed to another place. She confronts her life, her choices, and the consequences. The man has a vested interest in ensuring she completes the interview.
Comment "There are three scenes, a short prologue and epilogue, with the body of the play occurring in the middle scene. This play uses a simple stage with a table and two chairs. There should be nothing on the walls, if indeed walls are used. The two characters are very compelling and sympathetic in what they want from each other, and how they go about getting it. They are challenging and rewarding to bring to life. The play offers the opportunity to comment on religion, reproductive rights, parenting, and childhood from many perspectives. This play was developed at the 1994 Local Playwrights' Festival at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT. It was subsequently produced by All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church, New London, CT; The Warner Theatre Center for the Arts, Torrington, CT; and Performers' Co-op, New London, CT."
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