A Full-Length Play
By Jim Dalglish
A charming young con man wanders into Starkweather -- a prairie town in the very center of both North America and nowhere. He meets his match when he breaks into the home of a woman “of mature years” with god on her side.
"Nothings more dangerous than a man with nowhere to go and an eternity to get there." - Mrs. Cook
Tom - late twenties
Mrs. Cook - A gas station proprietress of mature years (mid seventies)
J. - A Mexican migrant worker in his early twenties.
Prairie house, gas station, and environs near Starkweather, a rural town on the rolling plains of North Dakota.
Any time between 1960 and now. This is a portion of the world where the steady rush of time swirls in a small whirlpool far off the main current of time.
Drama / Tragedy
The disintegration of rural life on the Northern Plains; faith; family dynamics; gay issues; migrant workers; child abuse, aging.
Acting Class Scenes
Dialog (Tom & J.) pp. 4 - 7.
Dialog (Mrs. Cook & Tom) pp. 11 - 18
New full-length version: Late 2008
Three-act version: Act 1 - 1986; Acts 2 & 3 - Early 2000
Reading - Boston Accomplices
Reading: Provincetown Theater, Massachusetts, 2/23/2009
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