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    Sukotto Aren Neishon
    Sukotto Aren Neishon
    (Sukotto Aren Neishon ) I was born in a serene river town in Illinois known as Alton, I've been honing my writing skills intermittently throughout my life.Nothing special about me.
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"The Misery and The Cell" (Play)
PG-13 Completed


Step into the gripping world of "The Misery and The Cell," a play that unravels the haunting tale of Luca Moretti, a freelance Mafia hitman whose life is a tapestry woven with tragedy, violence, and the intricate web of organized crime. Born into the harsh realities of 1900s New York, Luca's journey is marked by the shadow of his father's alcoholism, abusive behavior, and entanglements with the Mafia, shaping his path into the criminal underworld.

Set against the backdrop of 1915 New York, the play delves into Luca's entanglements with various Mafia families, each offering him lucrative opportunities to carry out "favors" in exchange for substantial sums of money. As Luca becomes increasingly enmeshed in their world, he forges relationships with key figures from each family, gaining their trust and respect while also becoming privy to their internal conflicts and power struggles.

The story takes a dark turn as Luca's life unravels, leading to his imprisonment in Sing Sing Prison in 1934 for multiple murders he committed. Placed in solitary confinement for killing his cellmates, Luca begins to descend into madness as he awaits his fate in the shadow of the electric chair.

"The Misery and The Cell" offers a compelling exploration of Luca's descent into the criminal underworld, his moral dilemmas, and the tragic circumstances that shape his life as a hitman. With a richly detailed portrayal of the historical context of the Mafia's influence in 1915 New York and the intricate relationships between the different crime families, the play immerses the audience in Luca's tumultuous journey, shedding light on the profound impact of his upbringing and the choices he makes as a hitman for the Mafia.

Through powerful storytelling, evocative dialogue, and dramatic techniques, "The Misery and The Cell" presents a poignant and thought-provoking narrative that captivates and resonates with audiences, as Luca grapples with his loyalties and confronts the consequences of his actions, all while teetering on the brink of insanity as he awaits his impending execution.

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