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by George Schwimmer

RIP THE SHADOWS
 

A CBI profiler pursues a serial killer she believes killed her mother fifteen years ago, finds another killer and a similar 28 year old murder. After an attempt on her own life, she is helped by the serial killer (who is a multiple personality) and by her dead mother, finally discovering a horrible secret in her past. Nine murders, three killers, two abused children, several police detectives, one shaman, one soul retrieval, two spirits, and a gun battle.

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HAMLET DEAD
 
Hamlet is dead, so time has disintegrated for him. His mind seizes fragments of his life, re-arranges them, probes for their meaning. Scenes explode, implode, pene- trate one another, collapse onto each other, in stunning kaleidoscopic patterns     of images and action.
 
A word leads to a scene six months in the future, a line to an event of the previous night. Characters drift in, drift out, through different layers of time. Time continually folds forwards and backwards onto itself. Fragments of the past and future intrude into the 'present', tying together what in life had been hidden or unclear to Hamlet.
 
This is a modernized cut text of Hamlet (in standard modern English, yet still with the sounds and rhythms of Shakespeare and retaining well-known lines), re-structured to begin at the moment of Hamlet's death. Not only has the sequence of scenes and lines been re-designed, but at times as many as three scenes are intertwined on stage, resulting in unusual theatrical movement and flow.
 
The setting is undefined space, with stairs and levels, completely fluid, the actors dressed in casual contemporary rehearsal clothes.
 
A very unique approach and structure. Two versions have been written, one for the stage, the other for television.
 
Screenplay is 126 pages.

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The Reluctant Prophet

This is a stage play about the American mystic, Edgar Cayce, which deals with two critical years of Cayce’s life when he was in his early 40s and desperate to know what to do with his life. The play is written in a cinematic style, very fluid, weaving together threads from Cayce’s life in the 1920s with some earlier critical events. It requires no period costumes, only a few platforms for sets, and is 99 pages long.

All scripts are in 8 X 11
stadard manuscript format, three-
hole punch, brass brads.
 
SCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE
FOR PRODUCTION

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