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Holly's Plea by George Matry Masselam

JAC #2007-0001
ISBN #1-933159-83-9

The Cast

  • PAUL: A man in forties or fifties.

  • ETHEL: A woman in forties or fifties

  • HOLLY: A pretty young woman of 23.


A man, gasoline drum clutched in his arms, distraught that people in the world haven’t changed for the better in his lifetime, decides to make the ultimate statement by setting himself on fire.  Enter his young daughter, a soldier by profession, and his ex-wife.  They both try to talk him out of it.  The audience comes to see why he has made his decisions...but does he go through with it?


The Setting

A minimal setting suggesting an open public area with a bench, such as a plaza or square.


George Matry MasselamAuthor Biography

George Matry Masselam has had three full-length plays produced including Alone Together, which was also short-listed for the Selection Committee at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference in Waterford (CT), and A Thin Thread, which was directed by Charles Werner Moore at Brandeis University in Waltham (MA). He has also had one-acts and short plays produced at the Ritalin Readings and Theatre Diversified at the Theatre Cooperative in Somerville (MA), The Pregnant Chad New Plays Festival 2004 in Cornwall-on-Hudson (NY), The Playwrights Platform Summer Festival in Boston (MA), the Arlington Friends of the Drama Short Works Festival in Arlington (MA), the Hovey Summer Shorts Festival in Waltham (MA), The Image Theater in Lowell (MA), and at Brandeis University.  Masselam received his MFA from Brandeis University and has two wonderful and unusually gifted daughters.


Have you read George Matry Masselam's full-length Anita's War or one-act Beating Death

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