Show: An Original TelePlay, Rope of Sands

Episode: ROS.mpg

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Episode Description:

Rope of Sands is a original teleplay written, produced and directed by Toni Seger. It was taped in Portland, Maine for the Community Television Network.

Rope of Sands is a domestic drama (read 'food fight') in one-act touching on many things including the nature of creative expression and the potentially lethal destructiveness of passivity and non-communication.

The dynamic is that of three characters who verbally chase each other in dizzying and frustrating circles. At times, they are witty and are often deliberately provocative, but none of the three are able to connect.

In No Exit, Jean Paul Sartre depicted hell as being eternally trapped after death in a triangle of people with whom you can’t make contact and you can’t escape. Rope of Sands brings that hell into life.

The play runs 48 minutes.

Notes to stations:

"Rope of Sands" is an entertaining and enlightening look at a dysfunctional family system. At times, the narrative is heated, but it's also highly recognizable as family members jockey for space.

"Rope of Sands" has run at numerous stations with excellent responses to the script and compliments for its production values. It's also been staged live in theater settings.

Staging a play at an access station is not easy. You want to create the feeling of reality and you can't do that without blocking which means you need to use a boom. This play though it appears to run nonstop, actually took two days to tape because lights and boom were continually reset.

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File Name of SD Episode: ROS.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:47:48

File Size of SD Episode Video: 2,654,610,196 Bytes

Resolution of SD Episode Video: 720x480

Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 16:47

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