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POW WOW WITH THE DEVIL

by Corinne Armstrong

play-reading 7 April 2016, Oscar's (upstairs) at 19.30

contact valerie(at)nwtc(dot)lu for more information

 

Corinne has provided the following information:

Pow Wow with the Devil is an apocalyptic one-act stage play  (Full-length, running time: 90 minutes).

SHORT SYNOPSIS:
"Pow wow with the devil" is a tragic farce set during the end times which presents a conversation between Christ and Satan taking place just before the Second Coming. On the surface, it looks like Satan is doing everything he’s supposed to be doing to precipitate mankind’s destruction, but deep down, he has obvious doubts about his fate, and as a result he’s in no hurry to be thrown into the lake of fire. When an impatient Christ, who is on rails toward the Apocalypse, summons Satan to do his job, Satan rebels one last time and uses his free-will to question everything he cares about. Includes interactions with the audience.

TIME: just before the biblical sequence of events leading to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

PLACE: a nano-scaled space (a parallel dimension where 1 billion seconds, or approximately 30 years, equal to 1 second on Earth) from where the protagonists can witness what is happening on Earth. This is the future entrance gate of the New Jerusalem in the New Heaven.

SET: Single setting.  The stage is decorated with a few drapes and a big window screen in the middle. Some cubes/stage boxes to stand on, sit on or stack up.

CAST

19 CHARACTERS (4 men, 2 women, 13 gender-free (some can be doubled), by order of appearance):

SATAN (MAN): A strikingly handsome man in his late thirties or early forties, very smart looking, dressed in a haute couture black tuxedo with a white shirt and a red tie. He is SATAN, also called the DEVIL, or LUCIFER.

CHRIST (WOMAN): A good-looking young woman wearing an elegant white tuxedo. She is the CHRIST appearing as a female in his SECOND COMING, the DAUGHTER OF GOD, also called the SON OF GOD.

SAINT GABRIEL + SEVENTH TRUMPETER (WOMAN): the archangel wears a crown on shoulder length hair (golden blonde) and has a pair of white wings, he holds a large copper trumpet. He is dressed in a golden-colored tunic, and wears sandals.

MEMBER OF AUDIENCE (GENDER-FREE): Dressed in plain modern clothes.

GOD (VOICE OFF ONLY)

FIFTH ANGEL OF THE APOCALYPSE (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White, wings, white tunic, sandals.

SOULS OF THE ELECT (VOICE OFF)

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (MAN): the archangel wears a crown on shoulder length hair (black) and has a pair of blue wings. He wears a turquoise tunic and is fully armed with helmet, body armor, sword, and shield, and he wears sandals. Muscular.

FIRST LIVING CREATURE/ANGEL (GENDER-FREE): White wings, white tunic, sandals.

SECOND LIVING CREATURE/ANGEL (GENDER-FREE): White wings, white tunic, sandals.

THIRD LIVING CREATURE/ANGEL (GENDER-FREE): White wings, white tunic, sandals.

FOURTH LIVING CREATURE/ANGEL (GENDER-FREE): White wings, white tunic, sandals.

ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL (MAN, NON-SPEAKING): The archangel wears a crown on shoulder length hair (silver) and has a pair of pink wings. He is dressed in a pastel green-colored tunic, and wears sandals. Mature.

ARCHANGEL URIEL (MAN, NON-SPEAKING): The archangel wears a crown on shoulder length hair (red, with a fringe) and has a pair of pink wings. He is dressed in a pastel green-colored tunic, and wears sandals.

GOLDEN CENSER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds golden censer.

FIRST TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

SECOND TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

THIRD TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

FOURTH TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING):  White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

FIFTH TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING): White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

SIXTH TRUMPETER ANGEL (GENDER-FREE, NON-SPEAKING):  White wings, white tunic, sandals, holds copper trumpet.

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