MOTHAFCKERS   -    TALES OF MODERN GREEK

A full length play of modernized Greek tragedies in four movements:
Oedipus House, where a bi-racial son is trying to find himself despite his overbearing mother
Not Discussing Phaedra, what really happened to the family of the apparent murder / suicide
She Was Golden Before You Touched Her, the golden days of youth within the King Midas story
Timber Standing, the lament of Eurydice's mother, an old and wise tree.
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Part One  OEDIPUS HOUSE

JOCELIN, 40s, casual clothing, apron, cutting vegetables in a chef like rhythm, is addressing ROSE, 30s, casual clothing, standing next to the chopping block. They are in mid-conversation.

JOCELIN
....I’ll probably have to go back to court next month anyway because my son has no balls.

ROSE
Excuse me?

JOCELIN
My son has no balls!
Roy has to make up his mind if he wants to be with me or the ex .

ROSE
You mean his dad...?

JOCELIN
Yes. Catch up, will ya?!
He’s thirteen. 
The law says he has to chose. Who he wants to be with.
Roy has to emancipate himself.
He has to stand up and declare himself.

ROSE
I see.

JOCELIN
Now we have this crazy schedule.
The stupidest thing ever.
And whenever that child does come home, his homework is never done. 


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Fool's Mate
A 10 minute play
A New York City detective and an FBI profiler believe that they have the bazaar sociopath who
persuades women to take his new and deadly diet drug. 
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MARTINE
I can’t tell you.

BEN
Why not?

MARTINE
It’s not... It’s not for the public to see.

BEN
But I’m not just anybody.... I bet it’s those explosions. Those girls that exploded on the subways.

MARTINE
You’ve heard about that?

BEN
Who hasn’t! I live in this city. I get the media. ...It’s those fat black girls. Exploding like decomposing beached whales. Blood and bits of flesh everywhere. Poof! ... Ahhh... You can tell me some of the details about the case.

MARTINE
... It’s been difficult to control. Post explosion. The people who are nearest... Who get splattered. ...They get very sick. 

BEN
Yes. I read that.

MARTINE
Perhaps from the chemicals used in the explosions. Perhaps just from the intense direct contact with bodily fluids. ... It’s not clear at this time.

BEN
The news says the same thing. It isn’t much help. They just keep saying the same thing. ... All three times. All three explosions. No new information. ...And of course Black Lives Matters gets involved...

MARTINE
It’s under investigation.

BEN
No pictures. They even take away everyone’s phone. There’s no pictures of the crime scene. ... But that last one on the PATH train ... That one girl who did that interview right after. That made the news. Her YouTube has like seven million hits. Very descriptive.

MARTINE
She was covered in blood.

BEN
She gave you an idea of what actually happened.

MARTINE
She was covered in blood and half hysterical because she was right next to the girl -

BEN
- that exploded. ...Yeah.... Very descriptive.... Are those crime scene pictures? 

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