Article: 288618 of talk.bizarre From: firstname.lastname@example.org (D. Page) Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: jack random act V Date: 1 Dec 1996 13:04:43 -0500 Organization: The Tapaboy Newt Institute Lines: 70 Message-ID: <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-No-Archive: yes Scene: A brightly lit stage, completely bare except for JACK, who is sitting just off center on a single, wooden chair. He is facing the audience. Jack: Welcome back all of me. [he looks around, side to side, as if he is in a large circle of people] I'm so glad to see you all again again. Tell me about it. [he stands, takes a position two steps to his left.] Jack: I was a robot, I think. Someone loved me. [he looks sad and thoughtful, and then jumps back to the chair] Jack: [nodding] I see. It sounds as if it were painful. I'm sorry. [he sits, abashed, for a minute, looking very uncomfortable] Jack: [brightly, putting that aside] Uh, okay. [he looks to his right] How about you? [he stands, takes a position two steps to his right.] Jack: [getting a dull look on his face] Um, I-uh. I... [he blinks and cocks his head to the side, as if trying to listen to something only he can hear, and looks puzzled when he can't hear it.] Jack: [blinking and fidgeting] I, uh, had an adventure. One of my, uh, friends died and a bad man tried to take me over. I'm okay now, I think. [after another pause he jumps back to the chair and begins nodding again] Jack: That's very good, Jack. I hope you had fun. [he turns his head farther to the right, looking down as he speaks] How about you, little guy? [he jumps up, takes a couple steps to the right and crouches, hands touching the ground.] Jack: Help friend! [he skitters, spider-like, around in place, facing the audience and looking at them with wide eyes. he skitters back to face the chair.] Jack: Help friend! [he stares upward, leaning his whole body back to see, keeping his hands low to the ground. he turns back to the chair after a moment.] Jack: Help friend! [after another moment, he stands and quickly sits down in the chair again.] Jack: Well, Jack, it's good to know that you, uh, helped a friend. [he smiles wryly before staring around the rest of the imaginary circle] Oh, don't worry, we have all the time in the world to hear what happened to the rest of us. Don't be shy! [he looks off a couple of steps to his right and begins miming a conversation as the curtain falls and the lights dim.] d. (explaining old in-jokes R us) -- Text copyright d. Page, 1996. This post is given first distribution rights via Usenet and Usenet ONLY. Please do not redistribute.