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.
Ted Lach and Jed Tomlinson; 8-0-8 Productions, 2005
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
"Theatre Preview: The beginning is Nigh" by Fiona McLay, The Gauntlet; Nov. 3, 2005