and the four professors
Copyright 2012 by Ernest Kinnie
La Bruja and El Brujo are nearly identical plays. The shaman is female in La Bruja, and male in El Brujo.
A performance of either should carry a warning:
The combination of candle light and guided fantasies used in the play is very powerful. Not for everyone.
As usual, the bi-weekly meeting is held at night in Ralph’s study. Ralph, Jean, Bill and Johnny sit around the table sipping an Australian Merlot Johnny recently discovered. Glen Gould is playing an early Mozart sonata softly in the background. Bookshelves full of books line the walls, and research papers are piled here and there. Not much color in the room---mostly tans and grays.
Ralph is a big bear, who much prefers to go along to get along. The woman, Jean, is slender and has the look and manner of a bird of prey. Bill is tall, serious, self- satisfied, and has very sharp fangs. Johnny prides himself on being open-minded and able to appreciate both sides of an argument, and is intolerant of those who are not.
A toast to our newest full-professor.
(All raise glasses to Jean.)
No one deserves it more. Your book analyzing the effectiveness of different therapies on rape victims was outstanding. May the power and glory lie softly upon your shoulders. Or is the word lay? Never could keep them straight.