Luke, a pious and religious young man is out wandering in the wilderness, to purge his sins. One night, sleeping in his tent out in the desert, he wakes up to find a young woman using his fire and making some dinner for herself. He soon discovers that the woman has some strong beliefs, some quite different from his own, with regards to Religion and God. As their conversation progresses, Luke discovers that Mary has some very unconventional tenets about the way of life he has chosen for himself. Mary insists that Luke’s notion of a ‘Singular God’ is flawed and recites various instances from the Bible that indicates how ‘The God’ himself has accepted the existence of other gods. Things develop nicely between Luke and Mary until another character enters the scene and brings a big twist along.
‘Devil’s Ridge’ is a short script by writer Geoffrey Gould. Geoffrey starts by creating a quiet moment in a desert where Luke wakes up to meet Mary. As the story moves forward slowly, the author keeps us oblivious to the deeper undertones that are also being pushed forward unnoticed. When the debate between Mary and Luke touches subjects of religion, Morality and the existence of God, little does Luke and the audience know what is in store for them at the end.
The ‘Devil’s Ridge’ is an expression of the eternal conflict between God and the Devil and its manifestation in our day to day life. The author creates a very down to earth, realistic and believable setting, as the stage for this conflict to play out in the story. He tells you to remain vigilant of the devil as even a minor distraction is enough to succumb to the sinister plans of the devil and his minions in the world.