Waiting for the King
by Roy Chatfield
This one-act play features six characters, Sergeant, Governor, Citizen, Apostle, Informant and Priest who wait in the ante-room to the Seat of Judgment. Each has been given a file containing details of their life by the Angel whose role is to welcome and supervise. Their attempts to justify their actions, both to themselves and to the others, cause friction and, in some cases, aggression. At times light-hearted, this play provides an interesting exploration of people’s reactions when faced with difficult decisions.
With a modern, simple setting it lasts about 50 minutes. The cast of 7 could be either male or female.