ODOR OF SANCTITY Full Length Play

Phoenixville, PA

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary

Situation: When a stigmatic receives the wounds of Christ, the wounds are accompanied by the smell of roses, known as the Odor of Sanctity. Father Simms is a young, good looking priest, living in Philadelphia. He’s also a liar, who with the help of his conniving sister has given himself Christ-like wounds that he claims is the stigmata given miraculously by God. When the Vatican sends to the scene a reporter and no-nonsense Cardinal who is all too eager to publicize and capitalize on this young, good looking stigmatic, a true miracle occurs that upends all their plans and shakes their lives to the core. Just as their world is reeling out of control, the miraculous slaps them again, leaving them wondering about good and evil and what really are the Church and its God.

Subject Matter: Identity, Faith, Deceit, Culture, God, Miracles, Media, Truth, Justice 

Note from the Playwright:

One of the biggest questions of the modern world is, ‘What replaces God in our secular age?’ When post-enlightenment thinking eliminated faith in the omnipotent, what fills that void? The characters in this play live that question each day, and each has a different answer—as do many in contemporary Western culture. This play tackles these questions, along with the role of church in people’s lives, the power of the media, the power of the image, and the ability to recognize miracles. This powerful story includes deceit, redemption, miracles, and cons, all the while asking if sin can be used to inspire faith?

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

After your purchase is complete, check your e-mail for an order confirmation and invoice. (Sometimes you receive two confirmations; check both.) The order confirmation will contain a link in blue text to a PDF containing: 

  • Full Play
  • Character Information
  • All Monologues Being Offered From Play
  • If you have already purchased ONE or more Monologues from this Play, get an automatic discount at check out.

 

According to the terms of your license, you are permitted to download the PDF 2 times only. The access link will expire 48 hours after the time stamp on the invoice. **The Full Play is readable onscreen only. The monologues are printable.

  • Price:$5.99

Not rated yet
No reviews.
  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Genre
    Drama, Tragedy
  • Period
    Contemporary
Customer reviews
Average rating:

Score: 0. Votes: 0
Please sign in to add review
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
Related products
  Source Title Author Description Free sample
Martín Zimmerman

Pietro Aretino, a 16th Century libertine poet, explains how a bastard can bring Rome’s nobles to their knees.

Martín Zimmerman

Gian Matteo Giberti, now a powerful 16th Century Roman Catholic Bishop, was once the bastard child of a truly bastardly father.

Christopher Grosso

Can sin be used to inspire faith?

Daniel Guyton

The archangel Michael, bound in chains by Satan, struggles in vain as he sees all of the condemned souls leaving hell. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

Satan mocks Gabriel who has tried unsuccessfully to destroy him. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

The Virgin Mary, who has traveled to hell to comfort souls in torment, refuses to leave until her son God forgives them all. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

God explains to the Virgin Mary why he loves her more than any other human who’s ever lived. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

Satan proudly welcomes The Virgin Mary to Hell. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

Azrael, also known as the Angel of Death, explains and defends his allegiance to God. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

God justifies his judgment by explaining why those in hell should stay there. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

After much consideration, God decides to free all the tormented souls from hell. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

Daniel Guyton

Uriel joins The Virgin Mary in begging God to forgive all the tormented souls in hell. (written in Iambic Pentameter)

James McLindon

During a wedding sermon, weary Father Gallagher shares the not-so-comforting dream he had while on a recent flight.

James McLindon

Dispirited Father Gallagher offers up a rather bleak blessing for the young wedding couple standing in front of him.

James McLindon

Father Gallagher goes rogue in his new wedding sermon.

James McLindon

Father Gallagher, who is suffering from a crisis of faith, gives an irreverent wedding sermon.