19 Words

Read the play || Original production

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THE BODY, the corpse of a man who may have been a saint
LILA, the widow of the body
FRED, the body’s best friend
CHARLOTTE, the body’s most devout follower
THE MEDIUM, with the power to raise the dead

The Blueprint Project provided four playwrights with the same plot synopsis: A Body lies on a bed. A Longstanding Friend surreptitiously examines the body. The Spouse enters and confronts the Friend. They argue until the Coworker enters to announce that the Medium will arrive soon. One of the three tries very hard and almost succeeds in convincing the others to stop the Medium from coming. Two of them have a confrontation that injures the third. The Medium enters and animates the body, which reveals the secret. Someone tries to leave. Others try to stop the departure.

Original Production
Produced by Gideon Productions as part of The Blueprint Project
The Puffin Room, NYC: April 30th – May 4th, 2008
Directed by John Hurley
THE BODY: Zack Robidas
LILA: Cotton Wright
FRED: Alex Pappas
CHARLOTTE: Vanessa Shealy
THE MEDIUM: Tom Knudson

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