A Midsummer Night's Hangover

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Emile Benoit, 2010 - Drama - 200 pages
The full length play, A Midsummer Night's Hangover, as well as the shorter one act entitled Heaven, are both hilarious romps through the absurdity of relationships - familial, platonic, romantic, and divine. In Midsummer, two young lovers must overcome the religious rigidity of the girl's father in order to be together. Inevitably, they must escape to the woods, fake their own deaths, and summon the devil himself for assistance. Midsummer is a darkly comic world of magical realism inhabited by lonely dreamers, vengeful lovers, rabid feminists, assorted potions, and a statue that springs to life. As a compliment to this full length play, Heaven is a comedic one act that imagines a crisis in heaven wherein God Himself is suffering from a creative block and must assemble the great artists of Hell to provide inspiration. What ensues is a gentle and quirky satire of religion, love, and friendship.

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Emile Benoit is an accomplished writer and philosopher living in California who one reviewer states "writes with the brilliance of Nietzsche." He holds both B.A. and M.A. degrees in philosophy from San Diego State University. His most acclaimed book is the iconoclastic "Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man" which was published in 2010. He is also the author of the full length comedic play "A Midsummer Night's Hangover" and the one act, "Heaven." In addition, he has written another book of philosophy entitled The Artistic Perspective and his latest work, Beasts in Eden will be released in September of 2015.

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