by Robert Joseph Ahola
Tony Award-winning Playwright-Producer
Christopher Mummer is on a crusade to forestall the slaughter of integrity
in just about everything he sees. In doing so, he has put himself on course
to stop the "terminal dumbing-down of America" by any means necessary. Any
Means! Suitable for adults. SCOREKEEPER is the first play that dares to take
political correctness, the dumbing-down of America and our obsessions with
instant gratification and turn them all upside down!
(Scorekeeper): Late 40s-50s, over-the-hill, Hollywood drop-out, ex-Tony
Award-winning writer-director, he is now banished to a small repertory
playhouse in Connecticut and feels as if the world has passed him by. He
is also, due to a recent accident, confined to a wheelchair and has been
officially written-off as a paraplegic. But, handicapped or not, he is
resolutely determined to strike out at the minions of a nihilistic
future as he sees it, and will continue to do so with every last breath
in hi s rather windy bank of lungs.
Mummer’s very attractive but long suffering wife. A bright, often
sarcastic woman, in her 40s she is powerfully bonded to him in what
their best friend describes as “an orgy of co-dependency.” Aware of his
many affairs, she tends to be a cryptic drinker. And yet there is so
much more to the dynamic of this couple than the clichés might indicate.
Mummer’s best friend and perennial Major Domo. An older man in his 50s,
he seems to follow the fallen idol around as if he were his loyal
retinue. An irreverent, accomplished actor, he has also mastered the art
of candor in the face of all consequences. But he also has a deeper and
more heartfelt purpose to his perennial involvement with the Mummers.
An attractive, young actress of great promise, she has a rather thinly
disguised crush on Mummer and a very deliberate agenda behind it. In
truth, she is neither all that young nor nearly as naive as she first
A very bright and irreverent young actor in the repertory. He is neither
impressed nor solicitous of Mummer, and in fact has his reasons for not
liking him at all. Perhaps it’s a similarity in personality.
ROCK /DOUG/MODERATOR 2:
A balanced young actor who is, in truth, anything but balanced and not
altogether certain he even likes what he’s doing. (May be a person of
(Sam): A famous show business diva sliding down from the summit of her
career, she seems to be everyone’s personal Nemesis. Little doubt that
she is also “the other woman.” The question is who’s other woman is she?
Sam is also Owen Paxton’s ex-wife and Nemesis, as well as someone’s
former lover. But whose if not everyone’s? And why is everyone so
terrified of her?
The set is stark and futuristic.
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