The Christian Soothsayer
by Aaron Robertson
Short Play, Drama / 3m, 1f
Set during the 1967 race riot in Detroit, The Christian Soothsayer follows two conmen, Isaac and Scoot, who are interested in neither money nor fame. When Albert and Ethel, an older black couple, become embroiled in the conflict, the conmen pose as journalists and agree to tell Albert and Ethel’s story...
ReviewsPublished in the collection Thespian Playworks 2013.
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection
- Time Period: 1960s
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Detroit, 1967. There is no order to the scene. A few upturned tables and chairs, and a bar. The stairs to the basement are on the opposite side of the bar.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
SCOOT - Isaac’s friend and accomplice.
ALBERT - Ethel’s loyal husband.
ETHEL - A pious woman.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
All the characters are African American. Albert and Ethel are at least two decades older than Isaac and Scoot.