Theater: Unholy Flame


A father has his son kidnaped and held under duress at his summer cottage in the Catskills. Strange? Yes and no.

Two years before the action begins, the boy, Shelley Solomon (Evan Handler), had quit his pre-med studies to join the cult of the Unified Congregation. From a temple of that cult, Shelley has vituperatively proclaimed that his divorced "earth parents" are dead and that "I am fed by the flame of the Holy Essence."

Convinced that his son has been brainwashed, programmed like a computer, the distraught father...

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