The Singing Law Student/Suicide House
Other Plays by Keith Alan Hemmerling
Hemmerling, Keith Alan (American playwright, President of The Hemmerling Foundation, October 10, 1955-____), The Singing Law Student/Suicide House,
a 45-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in Virginia, U.S.A., 1982-1984,
© 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 email@example.com.
Cited by Keith Alan Hemmerling, via ftp August 5, 2004.
Ghost of Law Student (m), 25, a suicide.
The ghost of a law student describes how he was found by Allee, the parapsychologist in her twenties. He raps songs to her about his unrequited love, manic depressive tortures, takes her to the asylum where he was kept in the seclusion quiet room, now closed, and takes her to his dusty medical records. He explains to her the link between manic depression and creativity. They fall in love. Then he describes how she first met him in the house of the law student who committed suicide. She suggests he try a guitar. Her family is in the music business. He appears on MTV. His former psychiatrists and unrequited lover all commit suicide when he appears, while he and Allee make love.
One scene a la Spalding Grey.
Keith Hemmerling will self-publish Walkin on the Wild Side through Xlibris Corporation in 2005.
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.
manic depression, para-psychologyn, suicide.