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The Seduction of Chaos
The Seduction of Chaos
Winner: 2004 Sciotoville Theatre Project Plays for a New Millennium Festival
By Kent R. Brown.

Cast: 1m., 2w. Arthur Franklin is dangerously depressed. His boss has just fired him, his wife is filing for divorce. Emotionally disoriented, he wanders into an art gallery only to be overwhelmed by The Seduction of Chaos, a gigantic modern art work of hypnotic intensity. He is joined by Jackie, a good-hearted female gallery guard eager for someone to talk with. Kristina Lambrisi, the painting's evocative but unstable creator, appears. The Seduction of Chaos, Arthur learns, depicts her horror as a young child in having witnessed the murder of her parents at the hands of a knife-wielding fanatic. Seductive and alluring, Kristina plays upon Arthur's vulnerability and commands him to exorcise the searing images of her parents' savage death by destroying the painting. Raging against a world that has devalued him, Arthur slashes the canvas. Jackie threatens to call security, but Kristina offers to buy Jackie's silence with a briefcase filled with thousands of dollars. All Jackie needs to do is remain a silent witness. Does everyone have a price? The "painting" is the fourth-wall, described by the characters only. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  SK7
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  28
Royalty:  $40.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583423141
Publication Date: 08/03/2005
Kent R. Brown is a director, editor and playwright whose works have been produced throughout Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. American venues include People's Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Orlando Repertory, BoarsHead Theater, West Coast Ensemble, Boston Theatre Works, Moving Arts, The Side Project and Pulse Ensemble. Titles include Two Beers ...More
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