The collected plays of Robert A. Parker explore worlds beyond the reality of earthly life. These plays reach into the spiritual world, into different cultural worlds, and into the private worlds we all inhabit.
The people you will meet here discover themselves through unexpected death, unsuspected love, and family relationships that we all too often take for granted. Solidly middle-class characters, they deal with personal secrets as well as scandal and confession, adoption and abortion.
Here are people in constant struggle against the evil we all at times succumb to. Meet Billy, who resents his mother's suffering; Sarah, who resents her father's life; and Steve, who resents God. Meet Trish and Maria Teresa, who want to escape their family; and Hal, who wants to escape his responsibility. These are the people next door you never got to knew, as well as people who live a life that might have been your own.
Robert A. Parker has been an active writer and photographer for more than 40 years. He has won national awards as a director of publications for corporate magazines, and his free-lance writing has appeared in The New York Times and major consumer magazines. He has also exhibited award-winning photos in the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, plus at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, and the Arts Guild of Rahway. Margot has earned many awards. She has received a major “Award of Merit” from the New Jersey Photography Forum, plus awards from art associations of Rutherford and Clifton. She has also exhibited her photography and art in group exhibits at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, the Segal Gallery, Montclair State, and other venues.
Trees Published September 19, 2014
A Family Memorial Published June 26, 2014
Leaving Home Published December 31, 2013
IMAGES Published April 04, 2013
A Literary Cavalcade—II Published August 27, 2012
A Literary Cavalcade-I Published July 04, 2012
Leaving Home Published December 04, 2011
Images: Europe Published July 20, 2011