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"THE EPISODIC LIFE is a full-length play inspired by the old morality plays along with a hint of Peer Gynt. It is about the life of a middle aged gay man named Vincent. It is told via four episodes of his life, with no intermission.

Episode 1, OF IMITATION AND FLATTERY, tells of his days as a
playwright in a small theatre. Episode two, IN THIS CIRCLE OF HELL, tells of his falling from grace as a drug addict. Episode three, HOLY ELMER G, tells of his redemption during his involvement with the church. The final episode, SWIFTCURRENT BY DUSK, deals with death, loss and moving on to salvation. Along with the four episodes, there is a prologue, introducing the characters, and an epilogue. The play requires 3 men and two women. It is a minimalistic play and requires little scenery. The play has a running time of about 90 minutes."

Cast/Crew - The episodic Life by rj soule

The Episodic Life
by RJ Soule

touring production
June 2022
Dates TBD

Kalamazoo &
Marshall, MI