Monday, February 23, 2015

Glutton for Punishment

Play #33 (Make-up #7) - Glutton for Punishment by Catherine Noah

I feel like meetings with Satan or one of his representatives are pretty common conceits. Everyone loves to put their own spin on this particular meeting. In Catherine Noah's offering Wendy objects to being sent to Satan because, as a Hindu, she does not believe in Heaven and Hell. Satan assures her that it doesn't matter, because regardless of whatever yoga she may have done during her life, she's still subject to the same rules as everyone else. The rules are that, if you've committed one of the seven deadly sins, you get 30-40 years in purgatory... a second infraction... and it's Hellsville. And, as it turns out, there are a lot of ways to slip up. Wendy is appalled by the technicalities to which she is subject, but eventually, she just tears up the contract and proclaims that that's enlightenment! It's a cute, sort of silly, 10-minute meditation on right, wrong, and the afterlife. 

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