Stunned and shocked by his stumble into the appearance of impropriety he didn’t even know was happening, Adam, nevertheless has decided to sacrifice his life to atone for the shame he feels he has brought upon his congregation, his church, and his God.
Scene 101-01. Pride before a Fall. Distraught after his discovery in the appearance of impropriety with STEPHAN, a young, married protégé and former parishioner, ADAM, the main character of Adam’s Fall, runs towards LAKE HERMITAGE to take his own life. As he ponders the proverb “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18), he wonders what sin of pride he had committed to bring him to this point. As he falls and crawls towards the cold water’s edge, his thoughts take him back to the night that Stephan returned home unexpectedly from college… Read more.