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Incidental Emotions and Other Distractions
AuthorHAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisAndy Wilson's early retirement should have marked a happy chapter in his marriage. Wife Carol, fifteen years his junior, has career ambitions. Married life is slowly fading with Andy's needs suffering. Daughter Rachel is concerned. After a heart attack, he dies and is awoken by, 'A Friend,' sent to explain his unique dilemma. Having died too soon certain events would have taken place had he been alive. As there is several months missing, the possibility of him going to Heaven or Hell, hang in the balance. He returns to his life to face his nemesis. Rachel tackles her mother about the state of her marriage and is shocked to learn she's bisexual. Andy realises his time is running out as he is faced with a married man's worst nightmare. A surrealistic look at situations in which the emotional needs of the individual play an important part in the way others perceive them.
InformationAdult ThemesMild SwearingTragedySurreal
Cast2 F 2 M (minimum 4)
Andy (50' s) Carol (40's) Paul/Peter/Father James (40's) Rachel (20's)
ProductionA representational setting is entirely up to the director. The real meat of the piece is the confrontation between Andy and Paul and later Carol and Rachel. The strong personalities of Carol and Pauline should make for tension and strong drama. The parts of Paul, Peter and Father James should be played by one actor, the simple reason being that Paul has gone on the same journey as Andy will encounter.
StatusAvailable for performance
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INCIDENTAL EMOTIONS AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS.docFri, 1st Sep 2006Full scriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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Christopher Hails

Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.


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