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CACosta-Ani Tashi Dorje, 2000

Costa, Cheryl Ann (aka Cheryl Ann Costa, American playwright, multi-disciplined media artist, April 23, 1952-____), “True Magick,”

a 35-minute American witchcraft play in English, set in a living room or parlor, Friday, September 4, 1998, and Thursday, March 4, 1999


; • © 1999 by Cheryl Ann Costa; • script/rights available from Cheryl Ann Costa, 1220 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, U.S.A., e-mail TSPrincess@aol.com, author@cherylcosta.com, www.cherylcosta.com, telephone 301- 290-2664, 607-426-7080 cell-personal, 607-426-9781 cell-corporate (best). • Cited by Cheryl Ann Costa, via ftp March 4, 1999; Costa says,

§ Dramatis Personae Courtney (f), a teenager; Robin (f), a teenager; Hillary (f), the elder witch; Kathy (f), Courtney’s mother.

§ Synopsis “Two teenagers seek out an elder witch for advice on love spells and self-control. The witch, Hillary, offers them brownies. Courtney, after abruptly and abusively demanding the elder witch’s credentials, develops uncontrollable needs for the bathroom. The elder and Robin discuss the Craft. Then the elder discusses with Courtney rules and bigger aspects of studying the Craft. Courtney’s mother, Kathy, arrives and questions the relationship between her daughter and the elder. Hillary explains her motives and her friendship with Courtney. The mother recounts that Courtney has been acting most strangely—doing homework, helping around the house, being obedient. She and Courtney have even started baking bread together and now enjoy a stronger relationship. Hillary explains that’s the real magic and offers Kathy a brownie.

§ Comment “Cheryl Ann Costa is one of five known transgendered playwrights in the United States.”

§ Themes abuse, bathroom humor, brownie, credential, family, friendship, love spell, magic, mentor-protégée relationship, mother-daughter relationship, rules, self-control, teenager, witchcraft.

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