“The Tragic and Gruesome Death of Captain Alexander Fairweather, African Explorer”

Mike Allen as Captain Alexander Fairweather

A dark five-minute piece about why lies are dangerous. The men in a 19th century British expedition into the African jungle stage a mutiny against their captain, and hit upon an ingenious way to keep their stories straight. They have him squeezed to death by a boa constrictor. That way they can say none of them lifted a hand against him.

“The Tragic and Gruesome Death of Captain Alexander Fairweather, African Explorer” was performed at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. on September 18, 2009.

The idea behind this led to my full-length script, “Fairweather Friends,” which has since been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals.

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