Lonely Places

by  Norman Beim

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 3f

"Powerful, gripping, dramatically potent." - Playwrights' Center of San Francisco

Jim Jones, a high minded preacher establishes the Peoples Temple and becomes drunk with power, dominating his followers religion, philosophy, even their sex lives. He leads his cult to Guyana. Pursued by the government he conducts the famous massacre…

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Lonely Places

by  Norman Beim

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Jim Jones, a high minded preacher establishes the Peoples Temple and becomes drunk with power, dominating his followers religion, philosophy, even their sex lives. He leads his cult to Guyana. Pursued by the government he conducts the famous massacre, poisoning his entire flock. A fascinating and tragic study of power and how easily it can corrupt. The play builds skillfully to a shattering climax.

Published in Infamous People.

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"Powerful, gripping, dramatically potent." - Playwrights' Center of San Francisco

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Norman Beim

Norman Beim, a life time member of the Dramatist Guild, is a prize-wining playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards including the Robert J. Pickering Award (Coldwater Theatre), the David James Ellis Award (Theatre A ...

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