All the Light-Hearted Souls

Stageplay: Drama - one act (10 min), 2M
"I never tried to help people. I never tried to make the world better. I just sat around making bad jokes and using up the air."
After an unfortunate encounter with some woodworking machinery, Alex finds himself on the threshold between life and death, challenged to justify his detached and carefree ways.
Ted Lach and Jed Tomlinson; 8-0-8 Productions, 2005
This piece was written especially for 8-0-8 Productions first collaborative show, nigh. Six scenes by six different writers were selected, each depicting an encounter between the recently deceased and a Gatekeeper standing guard over the other side.

Production Information:

All the Light-Hearted Souls was produced during November 2005 at the Birds and Stone Theatre in Calgary, Alberta by 8-0-8 Productions as part of the collaborative show, nigh.

Directed by Meg Wilkie

Jed Tomlinson as the Gatekeeper
Ted Lach as Alex

  • First produced in Calgary, Alberta in 2005

  • Available for future productions; contact the playwright to request performance rights.

Read the full script online.