Beasts and Saints

Beasts and Saints : One-Act Play

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This script is for a one-act stage play. It is set in and inspired by the infamous Voltaire's Basement, a downtown branch of the central Texas chain of used bookstores run by John and Marquetta Tilton. In this fictional story, three women try to earn a living by running a used bookstore in a seedy part of downtown Austin, Texas. The owner, Joy, is in her late 50s; Elle is a writer in her late 40s; Nina is an innocent 16-year-old. Their loose business practices and the location next door to a homeless shelter prevent the store from reaching its maximum potential. The Mamet-styled portrayal is stark and filled with more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508737878
  • 9781508737872

About Hedwig Gorski

Hedwig Gorski is a poet, artist, writer, and scholar whose dramas for radio, screen, and stage feature women protagonists from all strata of society and walks of life. She was a Fulbright scholar who lectured on minority American literature at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Her published poetry and produced text/performance based media art has received awards, popular support, and critical more