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by Lon E. Rogers
Cast of Characters
Nineteen-year-old Kevin Landis sits on
death row for a murder he did not commit. Or did he? Laura Enders, a
graduate student in psychology is writing her doctorate dissertation on the
characteristics of the young criminal mind. Her objective is to find
behavioral markers for the early detection of criminality—a litmus test for
sociopathy. She obtains permission from the prison warden to study Kevin. In
an attempt to formulate an extensive psychological profile, she interviews
Kevin in depth and over an extended period of time. She also takes
statements from his girlfriend, his priest, his family, and his best friend.
The story takes a ominous turn when Laura loses all professional objectivity
and bonds emotionally with Kevin. Convinced of Kevin’s innocence, Laura sets
out to win a new trial for him, and to write a book hoping to sway public
opinion against the death penalty.
About this Playwright
LON ROGERS resides in Dallas, Texas. His published credits include a novel, The Between Season, and stage plays, Kierkegaard's Gambit, Evening Star Rising, Second Son, and Losing Daniel, in addition to articles published in the medical literature. The play Captive Minds was a winner of the 2012 Denton Community Theatre Playwriting Festival. Losing Daniel was selected for a staged reading in the Winter Reading Contest by the Texas Dramatists 2008 and won Honorable Mention in the Stage West Playwriting Competition, Fort Worth, Texas 2008. As a teacher of English as a second language, Lon Rogers has written 60 reading lessons, as stories with worksheets, for ESL students. The lessons are combined into two separate PDF files of thirty lessons each. All are offered—free of charge—to all ESL students, teachers and schools. The lessons may be viewed and/or downloaded as PDF files at www.tenplustwenty.com. Lon Rogers is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
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