Interview with Screenwriter Ian White (AMARIS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Ian White: AMARIS is an allegory about the “rapture”. The theme revolves around how the torch of stewardship over the Earth (in the play represented by a baseball passed down though three generations – ancestors, contemporary humans, decedents) is passed down at the beginning of a new era of humanity. Nate (who represents contemporary humanity, “man”) is cynical, but has a strong urge to protect the planet. He’s battered and bruised when James (Jesus) visits him and gives him a second chance to save Earth. They travel to the space station to continue the work started by Nate’s father (our ancestors). Innocence (Sarah) is lost on the mission to greed (Simon Skariota II – Biblically Simon is the son of Yehuda Skariota AKA in the bible as Judas Iscariot) and James sacrifices himself to save Nate. When a possibility of a new world…

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