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Theater Arts
Drama: Plays for Page or Stage

Richard Stimac


Two People Alone by Endre Rozsda

A father and daughter confront the trauma that has defined their individual lives and their relationship with each other.

SYNOPSIS: Miri stumbles home drunk to her father Seph’s trailer. Seph has been out that night, too, but he what he was doing is suspect, and possibly criminal. Seph confronts Miri about her drinking. Miri retorts with accusations of her own and with a defense of her own trauma that Seph partially caused or at least did not address. A visit by country Deputy King brings the conflict between Seph and Miri to a climax. In the end, father and daughter resolve certain issues while leaving others unresolved.


About the playwright:
Richard Stimac has published a poetry book Bricolage (Spartan Press), over forty poems in Michigan Quarterly Review, Faultline, and december, and others, nearly two-dozen flash fiction in Blue Mountain, Good Life, Typescript, and three scripts. He is a poetry reader for Ariel Publishing and a fiction reader for The Maine Review.

Image: Two People Alone by Endre Rozsda (1913-1999). No medium specified. No size specified. 1939. By free license.

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