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Adam's Angels
Copyright 2005, Jacquelyn Priskorn

original production, 2007 BoxFest at Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck, MI.  Directed by Lisa Hodge Kander.

Synopsis
Inspired by premarital counseling. Why the woman is represented the way she is in the Bible.

Characters
ADAM: The first man. Joe Kvoriak

LUCY: An angel with great career aspirations. Frannie Shepard-Bates

EVE: An angel who only wishes to serve God. Keara Woods

SAM: An angel who is always ready for battle. LoriGoe Perez

STEVE: An angel who has an eye for style. Jeremy Kucharek

ZADKIEL: The managing angel. Candace DeLeon


ZADKIEL
Is there a problem, Lucy?

LUCY
Um, yeah. How come Add-Dumb over there can do more than I can? I am the supervisor here, am I not?

ZADKIEL
I never said you were. There is only one supervisor on this project.

He points up.

LUCY
Oh, you've got to be yanking me! You mean, I've just gone from one dead end job to another?!

ZADKIEL
I don't think you quite understood the position before you accepted.

LUCY
Obviously.

ZADKIEL
You are a companion for Adam. You can't do all the same physical things he can because... Well, quite frankly, the Boss used all his best parts up on Adam. For your frame he had only the delicate parts of the angel you once were and a small part of Adam himself.

Adam enters with two coconut halves.

ADAM
Hey, Zadkiel!

ZADKIEL
Adam.

LUCY
So, what part am I made from?

ZADKIEL
Hmm?

LUCY
What part of Adam am I made from?

ZADKIEL
Oh, he took a bone from Adam's neck to complete you.

ADAM
(good-naturedly, yet rubbing his neck)
So you're the pain in my neck!

LUCY
Ok, then explain to me what these "companion" duties are going to consist of.

ZADKIEL
That's exactly why I am here. The Boss needs the two of you to work as a team here. Adam will protect your more fragile frame in return for your companionship.

LUCY
So, that's all I do? Sit here and provide companionship? Wasn't the Boss satisfied with the dog he made for that purpose?

ADAM
That dog was a good one.

ZADKIEL
There is something else you can do.

LUCY
What?

ZADKIEL
You have the power to give Adam more companions.

Lucy perks up at the word "power".

LUCY
I do? How?

ZADKIEL
It will take a little teamwork at first, but after that, the sole power lies within you, Lucy.

LUCY
Fine. A little teamwork. What do we need to do?

ZADKIEL
It's all right here.

He taps his clipboard. Adam and Lucy gather close to read over his shoulder. Lucy is appalled by what she sees. Adam is excited.

LUCY
Are you kidding?! How do you propose we start something like that?!

Zadkiel looks up toward the sky and claps his hands. Blackout. In the darkness we hear:

ADAM
Now this is my favorite!

Lights back up at the lounge.

ZADKIEL
Good afternoon, angels.

ANGELS
Good afternoon.

ZADKIEL
The position of companion on Project Earth still needs to be filled.

SAM
What happened?

ZADKIEL
We had to let Lucy go.

STEVE
Oh, what did you pick Lucy fer anyway?

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