Fall 2011 • Vol. XXXIII No. 4 DramaOctober 1, 2011 |

A House in the North Country

A young African-American man, dead, in a soldier's uniform. JOSEPH. A young African-American woman, JILL. JOSEPH'S sister. Their MOTHER. JILL and JOSEPH sit on a still-standing porch, behind them—a large pile of ash, etc.—what was once a house. The MOTHER is in her own space, in front of the Victorian whorehouse with no door. Farther away, in his own space, WILD BILL, in his sixties. WILD BILL may be a live actor or a cardboard cutout or stuffed figure of a man in his sixties. We hear his voice through a tape. WILD BILL is holding a fishing pole and has a white cat on his lap. There is a tape recorder next to him. Maybe there is a sign next to him which reads "Gone Fishing." *Note: Words in brackets can either be spoken or not spoken—but somehow registered. Scene: Joseph and Jill, on the porch JOSEPH and JILL sit on the porch, not quite looking at each other. Behind them, the pile of ash—the burned down house. JILL flicks her lighter throughout th

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