Posts tagged catastrophe
A: [Timidly.] What if he were to … were to … raise his head … an instant … show his face …
just an instant.
D: For God’s sake! What next? Raise his head? Where do you think we are? In Patagonia? Raise his
head? For God’s sake! [Pause.] Good. There’s our catastrophe. In the bag. Once more and
A: [To L.] Once more and he’s off.
[Fade-up of light on P’s body. Pause. Fade-up of general light. ]
D: Stop! [Pause.] Now … let ’em have it. [Fade-out of general light. Pause. Fade-out of light
on body. Light on head alone. Long Pause.] Terrific! He’ll have them on their feet. I can hear
it from here.
[Pause. Distant storm of applause. P raises his head, fixes the audience. The applause falters, dies.
Fade-out of light on face.]