Michael J. Farrand

HEAVEN AND HELL



SUMMARY

What happens when a French chef resolves to become a mechanic, a German mechanic a policeman, a British policeman a chef, a Swiss businessman a lover, and an Italian arsonist-lover the ruler of the world? What will become of the lovesick American poetess who's given her heart to this torch- wielding Italian? And will they stop the musical, master-of-disguise Irish terrorist in time?


CHARACTERS

ELEANOR: 29, American Southern, poetess.

HENRI: French chef then mechanic.

RODNEY: British policeman then chef.

KLAUS: Swiss-German businessman.

GUNTHER: German mechanic then policeman.

LIAM: Irish busker and terrorist.

GARIBALDI: Italian arsonist then world leader.

(roles of Klaus and Liam can be shared by one actor)


SETTING

ACT I:
Almost midnight, December 31, 1999 -- the (supposed) eve of the New Millennium -- in a basement pub in London, known as the Tube.

ACT II:
Evening three months later, in the Tube, now a burned-out wreck.


SYNOPSIS

© 1994 by Michael J. Farrand