Holy Hell

A man and woman separately relate the story of the tragedy that brought them together and the love that redeemed them both.

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Synopsis

A man and woman separately relate the story of the tragedy that brought them together and the love that redeemed them both.

Roles

  • Female: 1
  • Male: 1
  • Total roles: 2
Man
A former asshole. 30’s – 50’s.
Woman
A former mother. 30’s – 40’s

Setting & Set Requirements

Limbo setting.

Awards

  • 2006 – Winner Outstanding Play, TheatreRats, NY
  • 2006 – Performance at ArtsCenter, Carroboro, NC chosen one of the best theater offerings of the decade, Indy Week, NC
  • 2005 – Audience Favorite, Ashland New Play Slam, OR

Productions

  • 2024 – MadLab Theater, OH
  • 2022 – Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga, TN
  • 2021 – Endangered Species Project, MD
  • 2021 – Zoom performance – Artistic New Directions Theater, NY
  • 2021 – Zoom performance – Endangered Species Project, MD
  • 2020 -Zoom performances – Ophelia’s Jump, CA
  • 2020 – Geneva Theater Guild, NY
  • 2019 – Chagrin Valley Little Theater, OH
  • 2017 – Anacostia Playhouse, DC
  • 2015 – Theater West, CA
  • 2015 – 15 Minute Play Festival, Incheon, S. Korea
  • 2014 – Ghost Dog Productions, London, England
  • 2014 – Pensacola Little Theater, FL
  • 2013 – Tribuene Theater, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012 – SWAN Day, ACT, Seattle, WA
  • 2010 – International Festival of Contemporary Theater, Madrid, Spain
  • 2010 – Play With Your Food, CT
  • 2009 – Millersville University, PA
  • 2009 – Acme Theater, MA
  • 2008 – Short & Sweet Festival, Sydney, Australia
  • 2007 – National Arts Festival, South Africa
  • 2006 – TheatreRats, NY
  • 2006 – ArtsCenter, NC
  • 2005 – Secret Rose Theater, CA
  • 2005 – Acting Company of Greenwich, CT
  • 2005 – Fire Rose Company, CA
  • 2005 – Ashland New Play Slam, OR
  • 2005 – Madcap Players, DC
  • 2003 – Hogar Hispano de Valencia, Venezuela
  • 2003 – Five and Dime, MO

Sample

The Man: Here’s the thing about being an asshole, the main thing, maybe the only thing.  You never look back.  No matter what.  You grab the purse off some old lady’s shoulder, you don’t look back to see did she have a heart attack or something, fall down, break a hip.  No, you run, take the money, toss the purse, run some more.  You jump a guy, smash his face in for no reason, you don’t step back and think, “Now, did I  maybe go too far?  Like maybe this guy has a family to support?”  No.  You kick him when he’s down, and then you run.  But you definitely do not look back. 

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