Other Plays by Richard Urdahl
- Caught In The Middle Of The Fourth-2m1f
- God Can Take Care Of Himself But What About Our Kids-1m1f
- If Im The Last Youre In Trouble-1m
- I Found My Brother And Wished I Hadnt-2m
- I Had Been Reading The Bible-2m
- I Had Died-2m
- I Started Homeward-2m
- Its A Long Hard Road To Repentance-2m
- I Was About Twelve Years Old-2m
- I Was Adam-2m
- I Was An Old Old Man-2m
- I Was A Pamphylian-2m
- I Was A Very Very Famous Theologian-2m
- I Was Awakened By Five Screaming Women-2m
- I Was Beguiled By A Sinister Woman-2m
- I Was Eating With The Pigs-2m
- I Was God-2m
- I Was In A Burning Fiery Furnace-2m
- I Was In Church-2m
- I Was More Powerful Than A Speeding Locomotive-2m
- I Was Of All Things A Sheep-2m
- I Was On The Johnny Carson Show-2m
- I Was Some Kind Of Priest-2m
- I Was Standing Before A Great Body Of Water-2m
- My Hair Grew Back-2m
- My Sons The One In The Flowered Apron-2m2f
- This Isnt Scarsdale Gus-2m1f
- Whos That Knocking At My Door-2m
- Your Wife Is A What-2m
Urdahl, Richard (American playwright, February 24, 1964-____), “Throne-Prone,”
a __-minute farce in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1974 by Richard Urdahl;
• in Richard Urdahl’s Plays for Clowns in Christ: Four Short Plays for the Fun of Playing!! Open Book, 7 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Fortress Press, 1973), ISBN 080060145, LCCN 72091527, 150 pp., containing “If I’m the Last, You’re in Trouble,” “Do You Mean to Say that Manure is the Only Answer?” “Seventy Times Seven Equals Four-Hundred-Ninety but then, POW!” “Throne-Prone.”
• script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, P. O. Box 699222, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9222, U.S.A., telephone 617-745-0805, http://bakersplays.com/geninfo.htm; Western Representative, Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046, 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6882; Canadian Representative, Samuel French, Ltd., 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto M5C 1P1, 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 339.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
“. . . [Three] people question the symbolism of the Trinity and their roles as prophetic messengers.”—Fidell, 340.
Mr. Urdahl is the author of Plays for Clowns in Christ, What Are We Going To Do With All These Rotting Fish, and If He's Not Laughing, It's Not God.
• Research could include Richard Urdahl’s Don’t Listen to Us Lord, We’re Only Praying: Six Plays for Chancel, Undercroft or Boiler Room (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Bakers Plays, 1984), 75 pp., 1048-B, containing ‘Don't Listen to Us, Lord, We're Only Praying” (a church committee tries to find calls for twelve recent seminary graduates), “This Isn't Scarsdale, Gus” (Devilish Gus and ‘Saint’ Minnie try to enter the Pearly Gates), ‘Your Wife is a What?” (one man misinterprets another man's description of his wife and gets into a discussion about God), “My Son's the One in the Flowered Apron” (a wife assumes the role of the breadwinner, a husband becomes a house-husband, and mother is not pleased), “Caught in the Middle of the Fourth” (Gramps, Mom, and Junior get wrapped around the Fourth Commandment in the pursuit of selfhood), “God Can Take Care of Himself, but What about the Kids?” (a husband and a wife discuss relationship and cohabitation).—Baker's Plays.
• Also, research could include Richard Urdahl’s Plays for Clowns in Christ: Four Short Plays for the Fun of Playing!! Open Book, 7 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Fortress Press, 1973), ISBN 080060145, LCCN 72091527, 150 pp., containing “If I’m the Last, You’re in Trouble,” “Do You Mean to Say that Manure is the Only Answer?” “Seventy Times Seven Equals Four-Hundred-Ninety but then, POW!” “Throne-Prone.” All easily staged. Some people find it difficult to laugh in church, but the clown in each of us yearns for release to ease the tensions of fear and doubt. Indeed there is healing in a kind of holy hilarity and fools for Christ can be clowns for Christ as well. A fresh and fun-filled approach to religious drama which brings the foolish ways of men to the surface—and with laughter comes new beginnings!”—Baker’s Plays Religious Non-Seasonal Titles and Collections, http://www.bakersplays.com/relnonse.htm, accessed September 23, 2001.
Bible, Christian drama, messenger, prophecy, symbolism, Trinity.