Helen Argers Novelist, Humorist, Poet!

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                               HELEN  ARGERS  IS  ALSO  AN        AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT

        

She  wrote a play entitled:  'THE HOME VISIT'    THAT WON    A GOLD MEDAL FOR FIRST PLACE AND THE WEISBROD AWARD

           The story:   A Holocaust survivor faces a new tragedy here in America in his old age in conflict with a young black woman who represents senior citizen  services.     A secret that has tormented him is discovered that leads to a major conflict.  

          

 

 

 

The play was performed not only in New Jersey but also in the Washington  DC area.  --Alexandria, Virginia.    It was reviewed by the WASHINGTON POST:  

     "RIVETING . . . A SEARING CONFRONTATION,  FRESH,

    YET SOMETHING NOBLE."

            

 

                THE GOLD MEDAL WINNING PLAY WAS THE BASIS OF A NOVEL HELEN IS JUST COMPLETING.

 

 

 

 

                   THE NOVEL EXPANDS THE STORY OF   THE TWO LEADS --SAM SILVER AND LOU RANDOLPH --  REVEALING

  THAT EACH ONE HAS A SECRET IN THE PAST THAT CONTROLS   PRESENT ATTITUDES TO OTHERS.  BUT AS THEY BEGIN TO SENSE A   KINSHIP, IT SOON DEVELOPS INTO AN UNDERSTANDING THAT AS

                    HELEN HAS DESCRIBED IT:  "WE ARE NOT OUR STEREOTYPES.  NOT   BLACK OR WHITE,  JEWISH OR CHRISTIAN  OR MOSLEM,   YOUNG OR OLD FEMALE OR MALE -- FOR IN THE END          EVERYONE'S HORROR AND TRAGEDY IS OUR OWN."

 

       When the characters begin to ask for more  than enduring, such as hope, they become open and vulnerable.  That is when Sam's secret is revealed and he  reverts back to his terror when he was a child in the concentration camp.

                     Yet the surprise ending is a validation of the ultimate wonder of life.

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                      MORE TRIUMPHS IN PLAYWRIGHTING 

                                       FOR HELEN ARGERS

                     HER SCRIPT ON 911 --"THE TOWERS AND THE STATUE"  WAS

                      one of the many finalist in the Francis Coppola Competition    

                                    IT WAS  ABOUT THE DAY THE TWIN

                                TOWERS WERE DESTROYED AND LIVES CHANGED.

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                       Also recently she was praised for her one-act play by Writer's Digest.

                      Theme:  about a woman who could no longer pay her debts and found

                       that she had to pay in a way that she never could imagine and more of                         us are beginning to dread will happen to us during this tight economy.