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Booth, Roy (American playwright, comicbook/games/book store owner, 1965-____), and Russel J. Krook III (American playwright, arcade manager, 197?-____), “Snipes’ Hunt”

a 15-minute suspense drama in English, set in a cell in Nin'Dalb Prison, Northern France, evening, late 1980s,


  •  © 1995 by Roy Booth and Russel J. Krook III;  •  script/rights available from Roy C. Booth, P.O. Box 512, Bovey, Minnesota  55709, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-759-0246, (work) 218-759-0246, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com; or from Russel J. Krook III, 2601 Delton Avenue NW, Bemidji, Minnesota  56601, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-759-0417.  •  Cited separately by Roy Booth and Russel J. Krook III, via ftp July 14, 2000; Booth and Krook say,

  § Dramatis Personae Ralston (m), 32, an American double agent; Snipes (m), 43, a Russian agent from a different agency; Antoine (m), 19, Ralston's cellmate; Guard (m), 35, a French prison guard.

  § Synopsis “The Cold War is finally grinding to an end. In a French prison two espionage agents meet to exchange information that could possibly keep the superpowers hip deep in mayhem for years to come, one an imprisoned and irascible American, and the other a Russian specialist visiting him disguised as a priest.

  §  Comment “Dark secrets unravel, allegiances are tested, and justice is served.  •  One easy set, a prison cell complete with two cots, a table, and two chairs. A light hangs overhead in the middle of the cell. Sounds effects needed for the opening and closing of cell doors.  •  Originally produced by Theatre Unlimited on December 7, 1995, in the Bangsberg Downstairs Black Box Theatre at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. Subsequently produced at the University of Pune, in Pune, India.”

  § Themes  betrayal, capitalism, Cold War, espionage, France, Marxism, murder, prison, religion, revenge.

See also:

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 19__-____), Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Shane K. Robertson (American playwright, student, 1967-____)

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