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

; • © 1996 by Roy C. Booth; • in Roy C. Booth’s No Uncertain Terms (Bovey, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996); • script/rights available from Roy C. Booth, 3811 6th Avenue West, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-262-4744, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com. • Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp April 10, 2004; Booth says,

§ Dramatis Personae X (m), 65, former politician, now durnken Zen master; N (m), 45, lifetime friend of X and M, ambitious politician; C (m), 22, neophyte member of the Black and White Party; M (f), 35, wife of X, an artist.

§ Synopsis “A foreign Zen master creates a fake political party along with his wife and best friend to see how far his little "bar joke" can go. The party actually starts to gain devout followers and actual power, and becomes a fascist movement. How can the Zen master beat his own shortcomings, his best friend's passion for his much younger wife, and destroy his out-of-control creation? With Zen, of course!

§ Comment “Extras are other party members. Split stage set—one half party headquarters, the other living quarters • Premiered in Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.A., in 1998.”

§ Themes betrayal, chicanery, deceit, politics, revenge, Zen.



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
  • "The Confession," a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • "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
  • "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

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