TIME: The present.
PLACE: A fictitious Island in the Caribbean named “HERENCIA”. It is the Spanish word for “INHERITANCE”.
Miguel Gutierrez is living in the United States when he is suddenly called back to his Island home of “Herencia”.
He assumes that it has something to do with the health of his beloved 96 year old Grandfather. He is totally surprised, however, when his Grandfather greets him, in good health, and instead informs him that it has recently been found out that his parent’s death, when he was just a boy, was in fact murder and now Miguel himself is in danger.
It seems there are still deep seated bitter feelings over the island’s history which began under slavery and the evil Kofi Luma decides to make use of these tensions to promote his own agenda as he takes his son, Vega, down his dark path with him. His goal is to take control of the island and to do so he must assassinate Miguel before he can produce an heir.
But, Miguel reveals his own surprise when he announces that he is planning to marry the beautiful Naya, herself a descendant of the island’s slaves.
And the whole thing is being watched over by the ghost of the island’s ancestor, Pedro Gutierrez himself.
As the controversy continues to unfold, there are intermittent scenes that have different characters playing out both sides of the conflict as if in the mental combat of a chess game.
The arguments are made, raw feelings are laid out and cruel secrets are revealed in the process as the real truth about Kofi Luma finally rises to the surface.
Casual island dress. They dress up for the wedding.
THE MAIN STAGE SET
The outside of the Wealthy Island Plantation House. There is a raised front porch with a railing and center steps down to the ground. The front door (Screen Door) is centered with a window on either side. There are four rocking chairs on the porch (Two on either side of the door), a small table and some potted plants.
- The bedroom of Juan Ruiz Gutierrez. A side set. This only requires a dark stage with a bed.
- The “Lazy Day Bar and Grille”. A bar with a back-bar, bar stools, and at least two tables with chairs. A sign with the name of the bar is displayed.
- The “Conflict/Chess Game” scenes. A table with two arm chairs. On the table is a chess board with the pieces glued to the board as if the game is well under way. There is also a chess clock that will be hit when prescribed.
- The Luma’s warehouse. A side set. Just a table with two chairs.
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- 22 Scripts
- 1 Press Play CD of Sound Effects
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