Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes
Style: Black Comedy/Drama
Setting: Not a realistic play. Use light, projections, and sound to help depict the different locations and times.
The present: In a downtown Denver novelty shop, Wizard’s Emporium, with costumes, magic gear, and gag gifts.
Hallucinations: In a studio apartment in Julesburg, Colorado.
Memories: Use no specific settings to depict the memories other than light and sound.
CHRIS - male, mid-twenties, welder from the Western Slope of Colorado.
LAUREL: female, twenty-four, from Julesburg, Colorado.
RAY: male, mid-forties, rancher outside of Julesburg, uncle to Laurel.
PRICE: male, late forties, rancher outside of Julesburg, uncle to Laurel.
SMOKEY: male, forties, shaved head, ripped, charismatic leader of a movement.
IDA: female, forties, dry cleaning attendant in Julesburg, mom to Laurel.
The playwright encourages nontraditional casting.
Plot Summary: Trapped in a riot damaged store in Denver, Laurel meets the charismatic leader behind the riots, Smokey. Hunted by his enemies, Smokey is forced to remain in the store while Laurel opens up a world of places and people that Smokey can only preach about.
Production: Theater 29, a workshop production, Denver, CO, 2018
Please note that all dialogue is under United States Copyright protection.