Lewis John Carlino
TELEMACHUS CLAY is a play about a journey. It is a work that seeks to encompass in this voyage, the experiences of Telemachus Clay, bastard and dreamer--as he moves through a kaleidoscope of human joys and griefs, seeking to touch the shadow of some distant trinity; a Godhead, his father and the salvation of his race. It is a play in which eleven actors play ninety-nine characters, forming a great human collage of voices and sounds as Telemachus lives his search. It begins in a small, down-east town and traverses a continent, to Hollywood where Telemachus seeks to sell a story he has written, a story which shows the painful mistakes of mankind. The story in his dream, his answer to the chaos of the world. He leaves behind him an illegitimate son. What happens to Telemachus, the despairs, the frustrations, is the stuff this play is made of. He meets a jaded Hollywood writer who makes him see his story is too true, too naive for anyone to produce. "Who's going to pay admission to see the sins of the world?" The writer tries to convince Telemachus to return home and begin with himself, with his son. Begin to create "... a race of gentle people who will create their own season, a season of the heart, a season of remembering." The play is told without scenery, without costumes, without make-up changes, and without stage movements.
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