THE UNAUTHORIZED UNSUCCESSFUL
PUBLIC TRIAL OF THE KILLER
ON BLANKET HILL
A Collection of Tragic Soliloquies in One Act
By DORAL CHENOWETH
THE AUTHOR'S NOTE TO READERS: While this manuscript, by weight, may appear to be lengthy for a one-act play, it is written as such because it will never be produced. I offer this work merely for the purpose of reading. Some would call it a "closet play." I have learned many people will read a play (the true dialogue form) before they will pick up a book in narrative form. Also, I have found that if a hundred people read one of my plays, I will get one hundred production suggestions. Therefore, I have opened with my own "production notes" merely to set the stage for this work that will never see production.
PRODUCTION NOTES: An empty stage is to be used, thus permitting the reader to visualize his own setting. The only furniture to be used will be a simple, rough-wood platform about six inches high for the various respondents and accusers to use. On one side of the three 7 foot square platform, place a small pedestal about elbow high. It is to be used to place various objects brought in as evidence. If possible, show the backstage of raw bricks, hanging curtain lines and lighting fixtures. The sheer starkness of the staging is to be part of the story.
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