This intense, darkly comic play tells of an outcast whose life's work is to eat a symbolic meal off the chests of the dead to take their sins upon himself before they are buried. When his sister asks him to perform this ancient Welsh custom for a girl he desperately loved, he can't resist doing a bit more. But his beloved is not really dead and she is equally terrified of being buried alive and of being kissed by the filthy sin eater.
Published in The Great Gromboolian Plain & Other Plays.
First produced 9 December 1996 at Actors Theatre of Louisville.