Henry Flamethrowa

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 2006 - Drama - 50 pages
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The story of sixteen-year-old Henry, a confused and emotionally isolated young man who writes letters to the devil, unbeknownst to his deeply religious father, Peter. Henry's younger sister, Lilja, lies silent in a coma from a mysterious childhood accident in the family swimming pool. For a number of years, Lilja has been visited by miracles, and the sick have flocked to this silent child's bedside, claiming their prayers for healing have been answered in her presence. When Beth, a reporter, arrives to do a story about Lilja and her miracles, Henry confesses that he plans to disconnect Lilja's breathing ventilator and allow her to die. Beth then must decide whether she should expose Henry's plan and must confront her own assumptions about faith, spirituality and the intrinsic value of life.--P. 4 of cover.

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