The November People’s Choice goes to…..
The people have spoken… The November People’s Choice Award goes to Amanda L. Andrei for her short play, The Experts, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on November 12 at the Broadwater Main Stage. Congratulations, Amanda!
Courtesy of Ms. Andrei, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!
(adapted from a Sufi folktale)
By Amanda L. Andrei
CAST OF CHARACTERS
The Funeral Director can be double cast with the Doctor and Priest. The Wife can be double cast with the Lawyer.
A funeral home
(A closed casket rests onstage. Other signs of a funeral service: flowers, a portrait, etc. – but no personal names on any of the objects. A faint thumping from inside the coffin.)
(inside the casket) Hello? Hello?
(singing) Country roads / take me home / to the place / I belong…
(Pause. The Man starts banging on the casket.)
Help! Help! Not a lucid dream! Not a lucid dream!
(The Man gets the casket lid open. The Funeral Director enters.)
Thank goodness! There’s been some sort of mistake!
I’ll say! You’re supposed to be dead!
Am I dead?
How do you know?
The doctor signed the certificate. The priest said the blessings. Your lawyer executed your will.
By all accounts, you are dead.
No! Where’s my wife?
You mean widow.
Sweetheart! Angel! I’m not dead!
Sir, don’t you think the polite thing to do would be to get back in the casket?
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