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George Matry Masselam
A man, gasoline drum clutched in his arms, distraught that people in the world havent 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?
A minimal setting suggesting an open public area with a bench, such as a plaza or square.
George Matry Masselam has had three full-length plays produced including Alone Together,
which was also short-listed for the Selection Committee at the ONeill 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
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