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Gonzalez-Risso, Kico (Canadian playwright, director-translator, 19__-____), “Witchcraft,”

a 55-minute drama in English, set in a forest at a spot named Satan’s Temple, early evening,

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;  •  © 1989 by Kico Gonzalez-Risso;  •  in Kico Gonzalez-Risso’s Three Plays by Kico Gonzalez-Risso (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Union of Canada, 200_);  •  script/rights available from Kico Gonzalez-Risso, e-mail kigori@telus.net, telephone (home) 604-876-0302, www3.telus.net/kigori; or from The Playwrights Union of Canada, 54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1A5, Canada, e-mail info@puc.ca, telephone 416-703-0201.  •  Cited by Kico Gonzalez-Risso via ftp June 14, 2002; Gonzalez-Risso says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Springer (m), 55, _____; Kramer (m), 55, _____; Hopkins (m), 35, _____; Aradia (f), 35, the Lady.

  §  Synopsis “Somewhere in the forest—at a clearing named Satan’s Temple—the Lady performs her sacred ceremony. Suddenly a group of mysterious visitors invade her hallowed domain. Distressed, they seek to destroy the source of their dilemma. Having stumbled across Aradia performing her witching ceremony, they confront her. They each claim to know her but disagree on who she is. The grim secrets of the men emerge before Aradia in a bizarre ritual, as she finally understands the mystery of her power. ‘And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.’

  §  Comment “‘Witchcraft’ is a ritual, a murder mystery, a very macabre tragi-comedy that explores the secret fears of men. Though set in modern times, it is based on historical events and is not a ‘Satanist’ play, nor has it anything to do with black magic.  •  ‘Witchcraft’ requires a very simple set—a clearing in a forest. Candles lit during the play supply lighting.  •  ‘Witchcraft’ had its first Equity production at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

  §  Themes Bible, circle, fear, goddess, invasion, magic, poetry, religion, Revelations 18:24, ritual, Satan, spookiness, visit, witch, witchcraft.

See also Kico Gonzalez-Risso’s

  • Voodoo,” a 55-minute drama in English, set in any large room, anytime, 3f

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