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The Company of Heaven

Full Length, Drama
3 men, 3 women, 1 boy
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1457-1

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Joanna’s Air Force husband has a new command in England, and the transfer has taken its toll on Joanna’s state of mind. One night she feels an unusual presence in the sky, which soon becomes connected to two other mysterious sky sightings: Julie, a local woman, claims to have had an encounter with fairies; and Charlie, an airman under the command of Joanna’s husband, reports having seen a bright, metallic disc take off in the woods and flash across the night sky. Joanna befriends both Julie and Charlie and becomes involved in their lives as the outside world begins to learn of their alleged encounters. Prosper Blondlot, a flamboyant paranormalist, arrives to capitalize on Julie’s experience, while Karla Banning, a government debunker, attempts to quash Charlie’s story. Caught up in a battle between “faith” and “skepticism,” and torn between her own beliefs and doubts, Joanna finds herself becoming alienated from her unsympathetic husband. Other lives also begin to fray, as Julie’s husband moves to take custody of their child, and Charlie’s military standing is threatened by his refusal to cooperate with Karla Banning. When new information further obscures the truth about the entire affair, Joanna turns in desperation to Prosper for answers to her deeply troubling questions. She begins to find her way out of the darkness when she decides to leave her husband and to help Julie and her son escape his father. As the play ends, the two women find themselves at Avebury Monument, a centuries-old stone circle that testifies to the ever-present human search for a connection to the great unknown.
“John Glore explores the fine line between physical fact and faith with his new play, THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN…It’s an exciting and challenging play that examines humankind’s thirst for something that transcends physical bodies, and its yearning for proof and certaintly. It’s a play that touches profound questions,…and connects them to emotion-charged people. The well-thought-out script is realized with intelligence and wit…” —Long Beach Press Telegram.

“Whether you believe in flying saucers or not, you’ll find THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN an intriguing look into the reasons why people, seemingly, need to believe in the unexplainable…[an] intelligently-written new play by John Glore.” —Garden Grove Journal.

“THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN…[is] a neat, clean assessment of ethereal, spiritual, irrational matters…Glore pits the rationalists against the spiritualists. Scene to scene, he knows how to keep things crisp and taut…” —San Diego Union-Tribune.