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All the Light-Hearted Souls

by Marilyn Anne Campbell

Stage play: Drama, 10 minute, 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.

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 History

A man in coveralls has his back turned to another man on stage.

Ted Lach and Jed Tomlinson; 8-0-8 Productions, 2005

First production:


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

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