The Plays


 








Vacation at the Club Health

Wallerstein's first theatrical play, originally attributed to the fictional author of his early novel, "Brauderick; A Collection". The play was written about the fictional author's brief stay in a sanitarium and gives stark insight into the generally sterile environment of our centers for mental rehabilitation. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in June 1985.


 

Through Storm and Stress

A biography of the remarkable figure who was perhaps history's last true "renaissance man". The compelling and amazing life of Goethe is explored in flashback reminisces as the great man lay on his deathbed, surrounded by sycophants seeking an inheritance, and opponents greedily anticipating his rapid demise. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in December 1985.


 

Of Twilight and Daybreak

As the notorious and controversial philosopher lies incapacitated from syphilis induced dementia, his equally brilliant and fascinating sister perversely seeks her own place in history by modifying Nietzsche's works and manipulating his reputation. Through her eyes we view the life of her celebrated brother, and through the eyes of a literary agent we learn of the sister's intrigue and troubles. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in February 1987.


 

A Love Untainted

A romantic drama written in the style of classic German theatre from the "storm and stress" period, popularized by J. W. Goethe and Friederich Schiller. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here.Copyright and published in August 1987.


 

An Angel's Fall From Grace

The tragic life and times of Britain's brilliant yet tortured man of letters. This biography takes an unabashed look at Byron's perverted lifestyle as well as the tremendous influence he had on poetry of the romantic period. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in December 1987.


 

Poetic Justice

The true story of an unscrupulous rogue who schemed his way into a position of power and influence in the Court of Weimar, and worked to steal the heart of a young woman whom had developed a relationship with the venerable J.W. Goethe. The ultimate resolution is truly poetic justice for all. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in November 1990.


 

Divine Inspiration

The follow-up to "Poetic Justice", again based on a true story, finds Zacharias Werner, the dishonest and unscrupulous rogue, back in Weimer in yet another guise - this time as a man of the cloth - in a tour de force that takes swipes at organized religion in particular and western society in general. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in November 1991.


 

An Evening of Vaudeville With Host Jerry MerryMaker

True Vaudeville was an ugly and unsophisticated affair, and the stories and lives of its attendants are here unmasked for the first time. An evening of true Vaudeville - replete with offensive stereotypes and crude and racist humour - is presented for our politically correct modern audiences, and behind the scenes insight provided by the many sketch actors who momentarily step out of character to share with you their situation. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in January 1992.


 

My Life as Public Enemy #1, As Told By John Dillinger

Rumor has it that the notorious 1930's era gangster was never really killed by the FBI, but rather escaped the famous ambush involving the "lady in red" and went on to live a long and happy life - ultimately settling down in East Lansing, Michigan. This is Dillinger's life story, as told by him personally, from the safe confines of his home as an old and still defiant man. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in April 1992.


 

Nat Turner's Bloody Vengeance

While slavery was still very much an issue in America (the "land of the free"), Nat Turner led a bloody revolt against the white men who would keep him and his brethren enslaved. The struggle for freedom is examined with an eye on the underlying question "Is murder of those who would murder others a crime?" The audience must ultimately decide if a greater good is served by outbursts of violence that take men's lives. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in January 1993.


 

 

   Pax Vobiscum

 

A papal bull issued by Pope Innocent VIII authorized the Roman Catholic Church's Inquisition to spread into Germany. A man wrongly accused of heinous crimes sets the backdrop for this moving and compelling drama. The play explores how the inequities of society, the corruption and hypocrisy of the church, the frailties of the human psyche and the pervasive abuse of power turn men against one another. The E-Publication version can be accessed by clicking here. Copyright and published in August 2005.