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“The Pale Hearse”

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Tarker, Daniel Alexander (American playwright, Literary Associate at The Western Stage, 1974-____), “The Pale Hearse,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in a used car lot in the Nevada desert, U.S.A., on a sweltering afternoon, 2002,

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; • © 2003 by Daniel Alexander Tarker; • in Daniel Alexander Tarker’s The Pale Hearse (Salinas, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Daniel Alexander Tarker, 518 Archer Street, Salinas, California 93901, U.S.A., e-mail abbafui@MSN.com, telephone (home) 831-770-1055. • Cited by Daniel Alexander Tarker via ftp December 22, 2003; Tarker says,

§ Dramatis Personae Vince McDonald (m), 45, a sleazy car salesman; Ozzie Maze (m), 45, a dim witted, passive aggressive car salesman; Gavin Wayne (m), a disgruntled customer; The Angel of Death (f), an attractive woman garbed in black.

§ Synopsis “Vince and Ozzie are a couple small-time car salesmen struggling to make ends meet in a rundown used car lot in the Nevada desert. When they sell a lemon to a Gavin Wayne, the most volatile customer they’ve ever bamboozled, their lives are changed forever. He shoots them. Yet Vince and Ozzie are too dense to realize it. So, when the Angel of Death comes to take them away, they mistake her for a widow and try to sell her a used car to alleviate her grief. She must force these two scandalous thieves to realize their own mortality and carry them off to the hereafter in her pale hearse.

§ Comment “The action is continuous in one setting.

§ Themes angel, car lot, car salesman, death, Grim Reaper, hearse.



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