Blackpool and Parrish by David Belke
For five millennia Harry Blackpool has been the agent for all Evil on Earth, while Rachel Parrish has represented Good. These implacable foes meet in a private club every twenty five years. With the end of the world scheduled for tomorrow at teatime, they must pass their duties to their oblivious heirs: a mild mannered physical education teacher and an aggressively Bohemian artist. Caught in the middle of their cosmic gamesmanship is an anxious club manager. As the sole representative of humanity, he may be the key to Armageddon's outcome in this fast paced comedy of apocalyptic proportions.
WINNER: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Work (Fringe) 1993-4
Produced by ACME Theatre Company, Edmonton AB, 1993
Keywords: apocalypse, good and evil, generational conflict, chess, games
Run time: 125 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 5 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 2
"The battle of good and evil has never been this deliciously funny."
- Keely L. Herrick, Original Atlanta
"The premise is fun, the dialogue is funny and the musings on the nature of good and evil are nuanced and sophisticated...Blackpool & Parrish is a clever play with a satisfying end."
- Kate Watson, The Coast