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Copyright 1995

A demon play by

Jonathan M. Vick

Artwork by Chris McLeod

First there was light . . . and the shadow was quick to follow. We live in lies. We dream to please.
We let the voices in the dark; the monsters in the closet; the anguish in our hearts; define who we are.


We become phantoms in each other's minds. Afraid that if one of us stops believing . . .
we may all just disappear.


And when our own reflection in our own pool of tears is too much to bear, we find cowardice and comfort in the arms of the damned.

When Tobias was a child, he had a monster in the closet. Tobias, as do all children, outgrew the Monster; stopped believing in him; stopped needing the fear of fantasy. But the Monster still needs Tobias; the Monster still believes in him; and only the Monster knows how many of Tobiasís fears have been shrouded in fantasy.

Live in Lies, Dream to Please

Cast Of Characters

  • Xavier -- A demon, the childhood monster
  • Tobias -- the tortured soul
  • Tessa -- the matriarch
  • Savannah -- the love
  • Lisle -- the erotic
  • Marysa -- the realily


Original staged reading at Theatre Downtown, Orlando, FL.
November 3, 1996


For more information please
Email: defymacbeth@aol.com


Dark Links

Chris Carter (X-Files/Millinium)
Clive Barker




SYNOPSIS for
COMFORT IN THE ARMS OF THE DAMNED
By Jonathan M. Vick

1 M, 5 W.
One act. 90 minutes. Simple set.

When Tobias was a child, he had a monster in the closet, Xavier; a monster who quickly became his friend when his Mother and Father divorced. However, Tobias, as do all children, outgrew the Monster; stopped believing in him. Now Tobias is an adult, and has buried himself in lies and deciet, insecurities and failures, terrified that he will discover how dissatisfied he is with himself. Suddenly, Xavier returns to check-up on his childhood friend, and Tobias blames all of his current failures on tricks played by the Monster. Xavier takes Tobias through a haunting game of failures and pretense, to show him that Tobias is failing himself; not allowing himself to win. But when Tobias finally realizes that he no longer needs the Monster to blame things on, Xavier suddenly realizes how badly he needs Tobias.

A surrealitic play about finding the truths within oneself.


If you would like the read the full text of this play
please e-mail Jonathan M. Vick @ defymacbeth@aol.com