Pfeffinger, Eric (aka Eric R. Pfeffinger, American playwright, cartoonist, information professional, 1969-____), “Possession,”
a 28-minute comedy in English, set in Gabe’s Cleveland apartment, the middle of the night, Halloween, 1992,
© 1992 by Eric Pfeffinger;
• in Eric Pfeffinger’s Possession (Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: The Author, 1992);
• script/rights available from Eric Pfeffinger, email@example.com, http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~epfeffin/plays.html.
• Cited by playwright via ftp, July 11, 1996; Pfeffinger says,
Joan (f), a young woman; Priest (m), an exorcist; Gabe (m), a young man.
“Having decided that the tensions in her six-month relationship with Gabe are attributable to demonic possession, Joan sneaks a Priest into his apartment in the middle of the night for a surprise exorcism. Gabe awakens and protests, but before the encounter is over finds himself submitting to the procedure—and learning that the Priest is not exactly who he seems to be.”
• Premiered March, 1995, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, as part of Love Creek Productions’ Seventh Annual One-Act Festival. Produced June, 1996, by the Alleyway Theatre as part of the Buffalo Festival of Short Works, Buffalo, New York. Produced October, 1996, by Theatre Geo, Los Angeles, California.
• Eric R. Pfeffinger is a playwright and cartoonist who lives in Bloomington. He received master's degrees in English and library science from Indiana University and works for the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance.—Staff, Board, Contributors, http://www.indiana.edu/~rcapub/v21n1/sbc.html, accessed July 31, 2006.
demonic possession, exorcism, impostor, religion, visitor.