(The author grants permission for the use of these two plays for non-public course-related activities.)

Play One: The Return of the Living

Cast:

Devon male, mid-twenties
Audrey female, mid-twenties
Lawrence Egyptologist, their father, dead

Location:

The parlor

Time:

A dark and stormy night

A dark and stormy night. A crash offstage. The maid screams. Audrey marches in from the other side of the stage, wielding an axe, muttering under her breath:

Audrey

… goddam mummy coming here and I have to deal with it because no one else is going to deal with the goddam mummy I always have to deal with everything around here no else is going to deal with—

Devon sits ...

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