Comrade Babble – A Political Satire Featuring: An Undead Businessman with Unfinished, er Business.

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In this Political Satire, the dead body of Mephistopheles Medici Babble arises fresh from his end. He’s back with some unfinished business (the irony) to attend to. First he has to deal with a public crucifixion (you can’t run away from justice), a thug whose politics are a little too close to home for our dear zombie, the only ‘woman’ he ever, ahem, let’s say ‘stuffed’ and the real man behind the gun that took his life. It’s an adventure you couldn’t miss even if you wanted to.

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COMRADE BABBLE – A POLITICAL SATIRE FEATURING: AN UNDEAD BUSINESSMAN WITH UNFINISHED, ER BUSINESS

In Comrade Babble, a Political Satire, the dead body of Mephistopheles Medici Babble arises fresh from his end, a man apart. Such a great phrase, “a man apart.” Babble, in this comedy (of sorts) is far from the man he believes himself to be, but so what? He’s back and he has some unfinished business (the irony) to attend to. First he has to deal with a public crucifixion (you can’t run away from justice), a thug whose politics are a little too close to home for our dear zombie, the only ‘woman’ he ever, ahem, let’s say ‘stuffed’ and the real man behind the gun that took his life. It’s an adventure you couldn’t miss even if you wanted to.

What’s a Zombie in the 21st century? Well, realistically, zombies don’t exist but figuratively speaking, one’s legacy does. The only truth you could reasonably leave behind.  And here we see The Babble. Committed to its favourite Mercedes Sedan. Cheerful. Unforgotten….

Comrade Babble is a South African play based on the death of a corrupt businessman, Brett Kebble who was found dead in his car after numerous “deals” and bribes made to many corrupt people, including politicians. In the play, Kebble (aka Babble) comes back to life to finish his unfinished business. Although the play is written as South African, its concept is universal and can be translated to any country in the world.

Read other plays by South African playwright Allan Kolski Horwitz – Jerico – play about Jerico and the downfall of man.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Catalina Theatre, Durban, South Africa – 2012
Intimite Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa – 2014

Author: Allan Kolski Horwitz

Type: Political Satire Script

Genre: Dark Comedy, Satire, Political, South African

Cast: 6M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adults

Length: Sixty Minutes

Set: A double car seat is placed on one side of the stage. A  figure, dressed in a red stained short and black trousers is on the car seat. Other figures are placed around the stage. These figures can be treated as people with whom they interact throughout the play and also as lifeless mannequins.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the sense of satire correct.

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Copyright © 2017 Allan Kolski Horwitz

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