Phi Beta Decapitation
Other Plays by Keith Alan Hemmerling
Hemmerling, Keith Alan (American playwright, President of The Hemmerling Foundation, October 10, 1955-____), “Phi Beta Decapitation,”
a 30-minute drama in English, set in Providence, New York, U.S.A., 1977,
© 2004 by Keith Alan Hemmerling;
• in Keith Alan Hemmerling's Walkin on the Wild Side (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2005);
• script/rights available from Keith Alan Hemmerling, 1840 Fairburn Avenue #308, Los Angeles, California 90025, U.S.A., telephone (home) 310-441-0298, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Cited by Keith Alan Hemmerling, via ftp August 5, 2004.
Alan (m), 25, Brown University student/graduate.
“Alan and Julie are lovers. A la Spalding Grey, Alan tells their story. Members of Phi Beta Kappa steal Alan’s history notes from Julie. At the marathon dance, the Providence Mafia sponsor Alan and Julie. A member of Phi Beta Kappa blackmails Julie into marriage by threatening that he'll tell the dean how she gave him her notes. Alan’s published description of the blackmailed marriage makes him a bestselling author. Members of Phi Beta Kappa plan to guillotine Alan. Defensively, Alan appeals to The Providence Mafia, which mounts a war against Phi Beta Kappa throughout society. The Mafia wins the war, and Alan and Julie marry.
• “One bare-stage scene a la Spalding Grey.
• Keith, a member of the State Bar of California, has written two books, Manic Impression (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2003), ISBN 1413401805, and Whorehound (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2004), ISBN 141343889X. In 2003 under his aegis, The Hemmerling Foundation partially-underwrote West 47th Street (LCM)-PBS, which received reviews like "Must-see TV," Newsweek; "Editor's Choice," TV Guide; 'Remarkable," The Washington Post. Also, The Hemmerling Foundation partially-underwrote (with Nilsson) Scheme C6, Noise, and Attitude, the last of which played nationally and worldwide. Attitude in its New York City premiere made the front page of The New York Times and received strong reviews from The Village Voice, Res, TV Guide Online Movie Section, Film Festival, and Today. Keith says, "Attitude features my acting and music. I play a homeless, psychotic musician living in a landfill who thinks he is Jesus. PDP Productions is about to release Marbles (featuring my acting and music), and High Hopes (about autism). Additionally, I envision completion of The Marbles Trilogy featuring my acting and music, as well as many more films from PDP!'"
• Page mounted November 25, 2004, updated December 31, 2008, by the site Webmaster.
Brown University, fraternity, Mafia.