Monday, July 13, 2009

Waiting for a Krappy Day: A Play

Kind of busy/distracted. Here, have a rerun from June 2006:

The scene: An overgrown garden. Two large terra cotta planters are on either side of the stage. Each character stands in his or her own planter, facing the audience.

The characters:

Kay--Any age group. She wears filthy clothes and is wearing a tattered wig. She holds a disintegrating copy of "A Confederacy of Dunces." Her t-shirt bears the slogan "I'm with stupid."

The Spaniard--Tall and distinguished. He, too, wears a t-shirt. His slogan reads: "No, estoy con estupido."

Before the lights go up, the stage is in total darkness. Loud metallic clanging fills the air. Suddenly, the noise stops. The lights go up in a blinding fury. The action begins in medias res.


KAY: Yes?


KAY: See what?


KAY: God is dead.

[The lights go out and the clanging starts up again. It continues indefinitely, until the audience gives up and goes home]

Please contact Samuel French Inc. for staging rights.


TwoBusy said...

My favorite part was the rabbits.

ChefNick said...

Hey hey hey HEY, where are the goddamn sock puppets?

ChefNick said...

Uhh . . . do you have Samuel French's email address? I might just text him. I've been looking around for the right play.

Jim Donahue said...

I hereby grant you the nonexclusive rights to stage this in Montreal--but I want a video.