[The Reintegration of Dr. Weyland]


A New York City therapist has agreed to take on a new client, especially after stating his initial problem over the phone that he seems to have fallen victim to a delusion of being a vampire.

Her closest friend and colleague insists that she “Refer him" and not take panicky middle-aged men.  But she would not consider handing him off to someone else.  

During his sessions, her client becomes more and more like the real thing and explains to her about his origin, that we're not speaking of a "blood-sipping phantom that cringes from a clove of garlic."  The corporeal vampire, he explains, would be by definition the greatest of all predators, living as he would off the top of the food chain.  Humanity would be the vampire’s livestock, albeit fractious and dangerous to deal with, and where they live so must he.  A sleep several generations long would provide him with an untouched, ignorant population in the same location.  He would have to be able to slow his metabolism, to induce in himself, naturally, a state of suspended animation.  Mobility in time would become his alternative to mobility in space.  Since minimal feeding produces striking longevity in other species, the vampire’s slowed down functions during these rest periods might help extend his lifetime.  And a long life would be a highly desirable alternative to reproduction.  

Eventually the therapist faces the ultimate question: Is her client a real 21st Century vampire, or just a figment of a very creative imagination?

Six (6) characters: two Men, four Women.

A revolving set moves from the doctor's inner office to her outer office and then in Act II, to her apartment.    

This play has been adapted from a novel.  Genuinely interested parties who would like to come onboard as producer(s) and who have deep pockets or access to them, should contact me without hesitation.