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Moore, Dawson (American playwright, theatre professor, director, actor, 1970-____), “Bile in the Afterlife,”

a 35-minute comedy in English, set in the Egyptian afterlife,


; © 1998 by Dawson Moore; • in Dawson Moore’s Bile in the Afterlife (Valdez, Alaska, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998); • script/rights available from Dawson Moore, P.O. Box 3505, Valdez, Alaska 99686-3505, U.S.A., telephone (home) 907-835-5325, e-mail dawson@dawsonmoore.com, http://www.dawsonmoore.com. • Cited by Dawson Moore, via ftp, September 3, 2003; Moore says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Bile (m), 45, businessman; Osiris (m), adult, gone-to-seed Egyptian god of the dead; Akhenaten (m), any adult age, Egyptian janitor; Set (f), 35, Egyptian god of the night sky, storms and earthquakes.

  §  Synopsis “Bile Talon died in a business meeting, but his troubles are only beginning. He discovers that the ancient Egyptians were right about what happens to us when we die. Things are looking rundown, though: cremated ashes litter the ground, and Osiris has put on weight. Bile decides to take over and run things his way.

  §  Comment “The two areas of this play that require production value are the costumes (ancient Egyptian) and the sound (voiceovers and music). Sets can be minimal. • Premiered in a staged reading at the Prince William Sound Community College Theatre Conference, August, 1998. Produced in a three-week run by Kokopelli Theatre Company in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., August, 2000, directed by Kari Mote, with Rob Lecrone, Jason Martin, Mark Robokoff, Sara Waisanen. • This comedy was a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans One-Act Play Competition, New Orleans, U.S.A., and was one of five winning plays at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab in Valdez, Alaska, U.S.A., in 1998. In 2002 and 2003, the play was produced in San Francisco at the Bay One-Acts Festival, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Livermore, Virginia, U.S.A.; and Bologne, Italy.” • Research could include Dawson Moore: a biography, http://dawsonmoore.com/bio.html.

  §  Themes afterlife, Akhenaten, businessman, death, Egyptian theology, god, humanity, Osiris, Set.

See also Dawson Moore's

  • "Domestic Companion," a 25-minute farce in English, set in Lindsey's living room, 1999, 2m1f
  • "In a Red Sea," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist's apartment, 2001, 1m3f
  • "Oh, Nancy!" a 25-minute farce in English, set a cafe, evening, 2001, 3m1f
  • "The Tie" a 12-minute drama in English, set in a living room, evening, late on a weekend night, 1999, 1m1f
  • "The War of Virginia & Alabama" a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an entry hall in the mythical American South, 2003, 1m2f

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