Copyright 1990, 1998 Sean Buvala
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1 and 2. Male, female or Mix. 1 and 2 enter from sides.
stage. Done in silence. Only lines in quotes are spoken.
Narrator: "At times, things in our lives can get out of hand.
Some interactions take place that never should have been allowed
to happen. We present an allegory on some of the nonsense
goes on around us, War."
1: "Once upon a time, there were two people who went about their
1 and 2 begin to wander about stage, pretending to talk to other
people. Eventually, they walk backwards into each other, bump
and stop, slowly turning down stage and toward each other.
look at each other with surprise and panic, moving away from each
other toward opposite ends of the stage. 2 recovers composure
and tries to make amends for bumping into 1, approaches back
towards 1, ready to shake hands and apologize.
1 refuses to make up, forcefully pushes 2 away. 1 uses their foot
to draw an imaginary line between 1 and 2 across stage, with
mimed taunts towards 2 to try and cross the line.
2 contemplates crossing the line, but then slowly raises hand
to nose and
makes a rude gesture to 1.
1 is angered and returns gesture.
2 annoyed goes behind stage, gets rubber band and shows to 1.
laughs at 2 until 1 gets shot with rubber band. Broad reaction
2 starts to laugh with broad body gestures, including bending
over strike knees and turns their back toward 1.
1, unknown to 2, crosses stage to 2 and kicks 2 in rear end.
quickly runs back across the "line". 2 runs after 1, but stops
dramatically at line. 2 goes behind stage and retrieves a
2 returns to line, gets attention of 1, and bounces ball off the
head of 1.
1, angered, goes behind stage and retrieves foam bat or rolled
newspaper, returns to stage with bat behind back, approaches
line, calls 2 over gently, as if to make up. 2 pauses, then
believing that 1 wishes to make amends, consents and walks
toward line with hand extended. 1 then beats 2 with foam bat.
2, angered goes behind stage, retrieves cap or stage gun, and
returns to stage.
2: "Hey, You!"
2 Shoots 1 with gun. 1 falls and dies.
2: ) To "And they all lived happily ever after. Sort of."