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Welcome to SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

Vol.3. No. 2. January 2010

 


CONTRIBUTORS

DRAMA

SECTIONS

Andrew Campbell-Kearsey
Claire Godden-Rowland
Dike Okoro
Dominic James
Emmanuel Sigauke
Mandy Pannett
Noel Williams
N Quentin Woolf
Olu Oguibe
Paul Jeffcutt
Sharma Taylor
Susanna Roxman
W Jack Savage

 

DREAM IN TWO SCENES
 

by Susanna Roxman

Cast
Alicia
Woman in kiosk
Clergyman
Aliciaís father (ďFatherĒ)
Matthew
Charlie
Patrick

Scene 1 is set in a village, not far from the North Sea. Scene 2 is set very close to the sea. The place may be Scotland, or Sweden, or somewhere else.

Scene 1

In a village not far from the sea, Alicia, nervous, is walking around trying to find something valuable that she thinks she has lost. She is tall and very dark, perhaps of African origin. The weather is overcast. There are many people around. The place is dominated by an octagonal, pink, rather large kiosk on her left, and an octagonal, though not pink, church on her right.

ALICIA: (by the kiosk): Excuse me, Iíve lost something important, do you think it could be here?


THE WOMAN IN KIOSK (who is short, dark-haired, and wears specs): What did you say you had lost?


ALICIA: Er, something highly important, I donít know where it is.

WOMAN IN KIOSK: So why did you think it should be here?
 

ALICIA (meekly): Well, I thought that maybe somebody had found it, and left it here, with you.
 

WOMAN IN KIOSK (icily): Iím very sorry, but this is no Lost Property office, you know.
 

ALICIA (sadly): No, of course not. My mistake. I shouldnít have troubled you.
 

(She walks hesitantly towards the church, whose front door is ajar. As she draws close to it, a tall, smiling clergyman steps out.)
 

CLERGYMAN: Are you looking for anyone?
 

ALICIA: For somebody. Or something. I donít know, really. I thought it might be here. Inside.
 

CLERGYMAN: Are you a Christian?
 

ALICIA: Well, no, not exactly. Not that I havenít always been rather interested in what you may call existential questions.
 

CLERGYMAN (arrogantly): Then Iím afraid youíve come to the wrong place. (He shuts the door behind him, and leaves.)
 

Alicia starts walking, hesitantly, towards the sea. It isnít visible from here, but she knows roughly the direction.


ALICIA: Itís as if Iíd been here, near the sea, before, in this particular place. I donít quite recognize the village, though.

 

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