One…..a musical

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©“ONE” – A Musical About Personal Inner Love

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

This is a metaphorical musical with satire, about seeking happiness, joy and purpose in life. By listening to your inner self, a person can reveal that part of themselves that needs nourishment and a discovery of your true gift and passion. Once discovered this gift must be shared with others. Real life is about giving, not taking. It is seen through the eyes and experiences of the main character Genus Dei and his inner duality Amantia. It’s never too late for discovery. As is with most cases, a catalyst is needed. It can be something as simple as ‘Innocence’ or memorable people you meet along your ‘yellow brick road’. This is a different type of love story.

 

 

THE TIME:

Present day

THE PLACE:

Palm Springs, California

ACT I and ACT II:

All Scenes: A video bar with large video screens mounted upstage, plus left and right. Below the middle screen is a straight sided bar counter with exits and the sides angled inwards, towards upstage. Swivel bar stools surround the bar. The left side of the bar is balanced with high top bar tables and swivel bar stools, while the right side has a piano and mirrored stage where musical acts and karaoke are performed.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

 

A variety of people expressed as emotions or states of mind, all looking for ‘their own answer to life’.

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

 – One actor playing both parts of his duality

(Teacher, to transfer, god / loving)

VOICE OF REASON

– Genus Dei / Amantia’s best friend-relates his life –

(Interference in one state of another / second chance)

TEMPTATION

 (Enticing to evil – temptress)

EGNATIUS

(Unknowing – Bartender # 1)

ACACIUS

(Not evil – Bartender # 2, Karaoke Man)

TRIUMVIRATE / CAUSES, GAMES and CONTROL

(Government by three)

INNOCENCE

(Lack of experience with the world and the bad things that happen)

DISTRACTION

(Something that makes it difficult to think or pay attention)

LADY FEAR

(To be afraid and worried)

EVIL

(Morally bad, causing harm or injury to someone)

HUBRIS

(A great or foolish amount of pride or confidence)

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

(To transform / not discovered)

LIMITATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE

(Restrictive weakness / perception of fact or truth)

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Also substituting for CUSTOMERS and FRIENDS)

The AUDIENCE

(Interactive with actors and musical numbers)

MUSICAL NUMBERS

 

ACT I

 

 

“Palm Springs Hot”                                     Temptation, Dancers, Singers, Acacius

“One”                                                            Genus Dei / Amantia, Dancers, Singers

“Cooking for Jesus”                                                                            Dancers, Singers

“Sheep”                                                                                                The Triumvirate

“Love is Love”                                                                 Innocence, Dancers, Singers

“Searching” Part 1                                                                        Genus Dei / Amantia

“Choices”                                                                                                          Innocence

“Searching” Part 2                                                                         Genus Dei / Amantia

“Weakness”                                                                                                    Temptation

“Searching” Part 3                                                                         Genus Dei / Amantia

“Loneliness”                                                                       Lady Fear, Dancers, Singers

“Stigmatosis”                                                                          Acacius, Dancers, Singers

“Be Honest To Me”                                                                                         Distraction

“Darkness and Light”                                                         Evil, Genus Dei / Amantia

 

ACT II

 

 

“Who Am I?”                                                                            Hubris, Dancers, Singers

“I Don’t Like Sleeping In My Own Bed”                         Egnatius, Dancers, Singers

“Invisible High Heels”                              Change, The Unknown, The Triumvirate

“Beauty”                                       Innocence, Genus Dei / Amantia, Dancers, Singers

“Pain In The Glass”                                                                  Limitations, Knowledge

“Flower Song”                                                            Innocence, Genus Dei / Amantia

 

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

ACT I

 

 

Video 1                                                                                                  Palm Springs Hot

Video 2                                                                                                          Photo Album

Video 3, Part 1                                                                                      Blending Chakras

Video 3, Part 2                                                  Lightning Storm, Universe Expanding

Video 3, Part 3                                                                         Inner Conflict, Searching

Video 3, Part 4                                             New Birth, Life Stirring, Release of Birds

Video 3, Part 5                                           Calm Water, Sun Rising, Light Expanding

Video 3, Part 6                                            Understanding, Rainbow, Rushing Water

Video 4                                                                                 Restaurant, Jesus, Disciples

Video 5                                                                        “Hello Dolly”, Barbara Streisand

Video 6                                                                              Talk Over Background Video

Video 7                                                      Parody Sister Act, “We Will Follow Them”

Video 8                                                                              Talk Over Background Video

Video 9                                                                                                                       Sheep

Video 10                                                                            Talk Over Background Video

Video 11                                                 Fairytale Land, Rainbows, Castles, Unicorns

Video 12, Part 1                                                      Searching for Purpose, Hell’s Bells

Video 12, Part 2                                                              Strength in Purpose, Kindness

Video 12, Part 3                                                                          Turmoil, Anger, Regret

Video 12, Part 4                                                Smoothing of Conflict, Resolve, Peace

Video 13                                                                            Talk Over Background Video

Video 14                                           “I Am A Rock”, Simon & Garfunkel (Talk over)

Video 15                                                                                             Sunrise In Paradise

Video 16                          “Oh What A Beautiful Morning”, Rogers & Hammerstein

Video 17                                           Parody of “Oklahoma”, Rogers & Hammerstein

Video 18                                                                      Bias in Life Situations, Emotions

Video 19                                            People Being Helped and Cared For By Others

Video 20                                        “Sweet Dreams Are made Of This”, Anne Lennox

Video 21                                                                           Talk Over Background Video

Video 22                                                                                                 Be Honest To Me

Video 23                                                                            Talk Over Background Video

Video 24                                                    Darkening Clouds, Windy Scenes, Turmoil

 

 

ACT II

 

 

Video 1                                                                              Talk Over Background Video

Video 2                                                                         “Help”, The Beatles, (Talk over)

Video 3                                                                                                             Who Am I?

Video 4, Part 1                             Lead Into “I Don’t Like Sleeping In My Own Bed”

Video 4, Part 2                                                      Treadmill of Life, Scenes From Song

Video 5                                                                                            Music From 40’s, 50’s

Video 6                                                                                 “Shoop, Shoop Song”, Cher

Video 7                                                                                             Invisible High Heels

Video 8                                                                          Instrumental, Hope-The Dream

Video 9                                                                                                                     Beauty

Video 10                                                                               “Flight Of The Bumblebee”

Video 11                                                                                            “Flower Song” Duet

Video 12                                                                    Compilation To “We Are Family”

 

 

 

 

SCRIPT

ACT I

Scene 1

(In a video bar in Palm Springs with EGNATIUS and ACACIUS tending to customers, there are DANCERS and SINGERS posing as customers sitting and milling around the bar having drinks, chatting and expressing themselves to each other. This forms the background babble from the bar crowd. It’s a local bar and there is always a mix of regulars, who know everyone and because it is a tourist destination town, a lot of visitors. The bar always has a warm friendly family feel to it. Spotlights are lighted or dimmed on each group as they become known to the public. The time for lighting each group is short)

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, GROUP 1

(Conversation about religion/spirituality in relation to deciphering The Wizard of Oz and the true meaning behind the movie and the ‘yellow brick road’)

DANCER 1

(To DANCER 2)

BASICALLY DOROTHY WAS SEARCHING FOR TRUTH. THE TORNADO REPRESENTS THAT POINT IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOUR WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN AND YOU SEEK A WAY OUT. TOTO, HER DOG IS INNER GUIDANCE OR INTUITION AND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD IS………

(Fading……)

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, GROUP 2

(Everyone sitting around the bar table not speaking, but instead, staring at their cell phones, texting or viewing pages. The light from the phones shining up on their faces show deep crevasses on worried and lined faces)

 

DANCERS 3, 4 & 5

(Sounds and movements from cell phones ringing, beeping, scrolling, etc.….)

 

 

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, GROUP 3

(This is a conversation about discovery in life. When for the first time in your life, something that was considered ‘accepted and the norm’ turned out to be not what you had believed to be true)

 

DANCERS 6 & 7

(DANCER 6 talking to DANCER 7)

WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL I USED TO DATE WOMEN ALL THE TIME. BUT, SOMETHING DIDN’T SEEM RIGHT. ONE TIME THIS GUY HIT ON ME AND WE ENDED UP MAKING OUT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I FELT NORMAL. I KNOW IT’S A STRANGE THING TO SAY BUT…….

(Fading……..)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(Music Video 1 begins on the screens above the bar. The video depicts past and present highlights and recurring events of Palm Springs with uplifting music leading to the entrance of TEMPTATION and the first song and dance number. The lyrics are timed to the video scenes. Everything from diversity, past and present movie stars, rejuvenating mineral waters, resorts, golf courses, snow birds, perpetual summer with warm summer nights and starry night skies, spring time citrus blossoms – at this point a light lemon and grapefruit blossom scent is added to the venting system in the theatre – free spirited people, palm trees, streets looking like parks, the Marilyn statue, Air Force One at Palm Springs International terminal, Presidents, movie stars and Royalty visiting, gays, sugar daddies,  fun at nightclubs and casinos, fine dining, sexy men, and sexy women)

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGS

 

 

(TEMPTATION enters from the stage area to the right during the video, dressed resembling a 1940’s – 1950’s Carmen Miranda with citrus fruit and lemon blossoms and begins to sing. SHE is joined by DANCERS dressed similar, with chorus and dance. EGNATIUS and ACACIUS place Carme Miranda fruit hats on their heads)

 

TEMPTATION

(Singing the first song of the musical – Palm Springs Hot – with a sexy Brazilian style to 1940’s music tempo)

 

 

ON THE EDGE OF THE DESERT, LIKE A JEWEL IN THE SAND

LIES AN OASIS IN PARADISE, CLOSE AT HAND

IT’S MOVIE STARS, PRESIDENTS, GLAMOUR AND MORE

FREE SPIRITS, MARILYN, ROYALTY FOR SURE

LEMON BLOSSOMS, GOLF, PALM TREES AND STORES

SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY, ITS SUMMER FOR SURE

LAY IN THE SUN AND MINERAL WATERS WITH LORE

SEXY MEN AND WOMEN LINED UP TO THE CORE

UNLEASH YOUR FREEDOM ON WARM SUMMER NIGHTS

PALM SPRINGS, PALM SPRINGS, WE’VE OPENED OUR DOORS

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Chorus)

 

 

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOUR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Musical and Dance Interlude)

 

TEMPTATION

(TEMTATION and the DANCERS begin to remove some of their costume parts as THEY sing and dance, to reveal a more modern day version. The music changes to a more upbeat and modern tempo)

 

 

LOTS OF NAUGHTY, LOTS OF NICE

YOU CAN FIND YOUR HEART AND EVEN DICE

NIGHTCLUBS, CASINOS, FINE DINING TOO

PEOPLE WATCHING, POOLS AND A DESERT ZOO

WE’VE HOSTED LIBERACE, BARBARA FOR SURE

CARMEN MIRANDA, CHER AND DOROTHY LAMOUR

JOIN IN AND CONQUER, WE’RE THE LURE

BE VIXEN, DEVIL OR DEMURE

EVERYONE’S WELCOME, CHEEKY OR PURE

RE-LIVE YOUR PAST AND MAKE IT LAST

PALM SPRINGS, PALM SPRINGS, COME TAKE A TOUR

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Chorus)

(ACACIUS steps forward to engage the audience in the chorus. Words for the chorus are shown on the video screen)

 

 

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Musical and Dance Interlude)

 

TEMPTATION

(SHE removes the last layer of her costume to reveal a sexy, tempting and enticing woman. Tempo of the music changes again, this time with a seductive edge, to reveal her character in the musical; a modern day Marilyn Monroe.)

 

 

COME SEE AND FEEL

IT WILL OPEN YOUR MIND

ILLUSON AND REALITY

BOTH YOU’LL FIND

YOUR GATEWAY TO LIFE

IS VIRTUAL AND REAL

LOOK INSIDE

MAKE YOUR WORLD IDEAL

CHOOSE A VOICE

MAKE YOUR CHOICE

A NEW WORLD AWAITS

COME OPEN THESE GATES

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Chorus-words for the chorus are shown on the video screen)

 

 

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

 

TEMPTATION

(Returns to the bar area) and

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Pick up costume parts, leave for costume change and then enter as customers, taking positions at bar stools, tables and chairs)

 

 

Scene 2

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(Music Video 2 begins and shows a photo album with pages turning. It details a series of photos depicting Genus Dei / Amantia’s early life to present day, timed to the words, photos and David Garrett Vivaldi’s Winter, The Four Seasons. VOICE OF REASON appears from the stage area and narrates Music Video 2)

 

IT WAS A DIFFERENT TIME. YET, IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO. YOU LOVED TO LIVE AND LIFE WAS FOR LIVING.

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA WAS BORN POST WAR, 1949. HIS PARENTS SCRAPED OUT A LIVING AS AN ACCOUNTANT AND SECRETARY. ALTHOUGH THEIR LOVE OF MUSIC ESCAPED THEIR OWN CAREERS, CHARACTERISTICS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO THEIR SEVEN CHILDREN. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA THEIR SECOND SON, WAS BORN TO BE CHARACTERISTICALLY CREATIVE.

DURING GENUS DEI / AMANTIA’S CHILDHOOD, HIS FAMILY MOVED FREQUENTLY; NINE RESIDENCES IN ALL. EACH NEW NEIGHBORHOOD MEANT NEW POINTS OF REFERENCE AND UNFAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS. CONSTANT NEW STRANGERS IN HIS LIFE PROVED TO BE AN EMOTIONALLY DISTURBING EXPERIENCE FOR GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. BEING EXTREMELY SENSITIVE, HE WAS IN CONSTANT TERROR OF NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS AND FOUND HIMSELF A VICTIM OF AGGRESSION. THIS AND HIS MOTHER’S OVERBEARING NEED FOR PERFECTION, GAVE HIM AN ACUTE SENSE OF INFERIORITY. HE ONLY CONFIDED INWARDLY TO AN ANNOYNOMOUS PART OF HIMSELF HE COULD TRUST AND WHO WOULD UNDERSTAND HIS FEELINGS. NEVER FEELING HE BELONGED ANYWHERE OR WITH ANYONE AND FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO MAKE FRIENDS, GENUS DEI / AMANTIA BECAME AN INTROVERT.

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA PREFERRED THE IMAGINATION OF HIS MIND AND THE SECURITY OF HIS HOME TO JOINING OTHERS IN GAMES OR FRIVOLITY. HIS LOVE OF CREATING PROJECTS OUT OF SCHOOL HOMEWORK OR CREATING ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS WHILE DOING GARDENING CHORES IN THE FAMILY BACK YARD, HELD MUCH MORE INTEREST FOR HIM. HE WAS ALONE, ENJOYING HIS PROJECTS AND NO ONE COULD INTERFERE WITH HIS CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION. SEEKING FREEDOM FROM THE TEDIOUSNESS OF SCHOOL AND THE CONSTANT FAMILY BATTLES AT HOME WITH HIS BROTHER AND SISTERS, HE PLANNED A HITCH HIKING TRIP TO EUROPE. HE SPENT ALL HIS FREE AFTER SCHOOL AND WEEKEND HOURS EARNING ENOUGH MONEY AS A JANITOR AND BUSBOY IN HOTELS TO PAY FOR HIS TRIP. AS SOON AS HE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, HE LEFT ON A TRANSFORMATIVE TRIP THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER. TRAVELLING AND EXPERIENCING NEW COUNTRIES, CULTURE, PEOPLE AND LANGUAGES OPENED GENUS DEI / AMANTIA TO A WHOLE NEW WORLD. HE LOVED THE CREATIVE SIDE IT STIRRED INSIDE HIM. HE FELT OVERJOYED AND COMPLETELY AT EASE. COMFORT BECAME A NEW FEELING IN HIS LIFE.
RETURNING HOME ABOUT A YEAR LATER HE FELT CHANGED. WHAT HAD BEEN PART OF HIS HOMELIFE BEFORE, NO LONGER HAD ANY HOLD OVER HIM. HE FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN AN ISOLATION CAMP THAT MINED SILVER AND COPPER IN NORTHERN CANADA, TWENTY-THREE MILES FROM THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, AND SPENT FIVE YEARS AT THIS MINE; THIS LEARNING EXPERIENCE SHAPED AND FORMULATED ANOTHER PART OF WHO HE WOULD BE. HE LEFT THE MINE WITH AN IDEA THAT WOULD LET HIM PUT INTO PLACE EVERYTHING HE HAD LEARNED IN HIS LIFE TO DATE.

AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-TWO, GENUS DEI / AMANTIA TAKES THIS IDEA FROM A THOUGHT TO A REALITY. HE OPENS A RESTAURANT IN HIS HOME TOWN AND LEARNS COOKING THE WAY THE VERY FIRST CHEF LEARNED; BY EXPERIENCE. HE CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE AROUND HIS PRODUCT TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE HE WANTS PEOPLE TO FEEL INSIDE HIS RESTAURANT. THE WHOLE CONCEPT AND FRUITION OF THE PLANS ALLOWS HIM TO USE EVERY OUNCE OF HIS CREATIVITY. LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT HIS HIDDEN EMOTIONS WOULD ALSO STIR AN INNER AWAKENING DEEP INSIDE HIMSELF AND AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WOULD FOREVER MAKE HIM A DIFFERENT BEING. THIS STIRRING IN GENUS DEI / AMANTIA IS WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS.

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(During the video, HE enters the bar as a young man. The lights in the bar lighten, as HE makes his way towards the stage area. When HE arrives at the stage, the lights and video fade to black. A spotlight reveals GENUS DEI / AMANTIA at the piano and dim lights reveal DANCERS and SINGERS mingling at the bar and tables. EGNATIUS and ACACIUS are behind the bar tending to drinks and work. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA begins the name sake lyrics to ONE, a musical. It’s a combination of music from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Tempest 3rd Movement and Fifth Symphony. The GENUS DEI personality of his duality sings – contralto-, and the AMANTIA personality of his duality sings – soprano)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto voice, Moonlight Sonata Op 27. No.2 Mov.1. Music Video 3, Part 1 begins and depicts softness and the colors of the chakras and their never ending movements and interactions)

 

 

Intro…….

I FEEL STRANGE

DEEP INSIDE

TELL

ME

WHAT’S HAPPENING

IS THIS FATE?

I HESITATE

DO

I

REALLY

WANT

THIS

ON

MY PLATE

I NEED

COMPREHENSION

NOT APPREHENSION

I

FEEL

LIKE

FROST

AM

I

THAT

LOST?

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Rising from their bar stools, join GENUS DEI / AMANTIA around the stage area, singing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Music Video 3, Part 2 begins and depicts a visual stimulation for the opening notes; major lightning bolts on the Palm Springs windmills in a lightning storm, followed by rolling thunder with heavy rain, timed to the music. The video transverses into images of the universe expanding)

 

 

Intro…..

I’M UNIVERSE, I REIMBURSE

(Whispered) (I AM THAT I AM)

I AM INWARD

THE GATEWAY IS YOUR MIND

OPEN THE CLOSED DOOR

LET LOVE OUT POUR

CHANGE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING

LOVE IS TOTAL EXPANSION

I AM PERFECT ORDER

TAKE MY GIFT

GIVE PERCEPTION

A RECONNECTION

ENERGY AT YOUR CORE

IS THE CREATOR

IT ENLIGHTENENS

THE MYSTERIES FROM SOULS

AND THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

UNDERSTANDING,

ANSWERS,

THRUTH,

AND PEACE

EXCITEMENT,

KNOWLEDGE,

JOY,

FOR THE MIND TO CEASE

YOUR LIFE TO INCREASE

EXPAND IN LIGHT

TO MAKE YOU BRIGHT

DON’T CONTRACT,

DARKNESS MAKES NIGHT

I AM EVERYONE

AND EVERYTHING

THIS IS LOVE, THIS IS LOVE, THIS IS LOVE

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Soprano – Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No. 2 Mov. 1. Music Video 3, Part 3 begins and depicts inner conflict, questioning and a searching)

 

 

Intro……

IS THIS START

MY NEW PART

SO MANY TEARS

WHELMING FEARS

WITH MY HEART

WHEN AND WHERE EVER DO I CHART

AM I

BLANK CANVAS,

WHAT IS

MY PURPOSE

I

NEED

AN

ANSWER

IN

ORDER

TO

BELIEVE

 

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto voice, Moonlight Sonata Op 27. No. 2 Mov. 2. Music Video 3, Part 4 begins and the video on the screen shows life stirring, a release of birds and new birth)

 

 

I SENSE WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME

STRANGE ENERGY I FEEL IS KEY

THERE’S A RECONNECTION WITH THE ONE

I SEE MY HEART AS A GIANT SUN

FILLING ME LIKE ETERNAL SPRINGS

COURAGE SINGS ON GIANT WINGS

MY OLD BODY DIES

THERE’S LIGHT IN MY EYES

A RADIANCE TOO

DEEP INSIDE

DARKNESS EXPOSED BY LIGHT

NO DUALITY, NO EMOTION

JUST FREEDOM AS IN FLIGHT

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Sing the chorus, Beethoven’s Tempest, 3rd Movement. Music Video 3, Part 5 begins again and shows the calm waters with the sun rising, turning into bright white light continuing to expand)

 

 

THIS IS ONE

ONE! IS THE TRUTH

ONE! CAN TAKE YOUR MYSTERY AWAY

ONE! RENEWS THE CHILD IN YOU

ONE! IS UNCONDITIONAL

ONE! IS MYSTERIOUS TO START

ONE! IS GENTLE AT HEART

ONE! IS FORGIVENESS

ONE! IS GRATITUDE

YOU HAVE TO LOVE, YOU HAVE TO LOVE, YOU HAVE TO LOVE

ONE! WILL SET YOU FREE

ONE! WILL MAKE YOU SEE

ONE! WILL LET YOU BE

ONE! WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE

 

 

GENUS DEI /AMANTIA, DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Soprano – Beethoven’s Tempest Movement 3. Music Video 3, Part 6 begins and depicts the sun rising, rushing waters and a rainbow, understanding)

 

 

TIME DISAPPEARS

AND YOU ARE ONE WITH ALL

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

BRINGS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

ON THEE

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Sing “ONE”)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Sings each line after “ONE”)

 

 

(ONE!) IS MYSTERIOUS TO START

(ONE!) IS GENTLE AT HEART

(ONE!) IS FORGIVENESS

(ONE!) IS GRATITUDE

THIS IS LOVE, THIS IS LOVE, THIS IS LOVE

(All)

(ONE!) WILL SET YOU FREE

(ONE!) LET’S YOU PERCEIVE

(ONE!) LET’S YOU HEAR

(ONE!) THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR

(ONE!) IT’S TRUTH TO ENDEAR

(ONE!) REVEALS ALL MYSTERY

(ONE!) RENEWS THE CHILD LIBERTY

(ONE!) AWAKENS LOVE

THIS IS ONE, THIS IS ONE, THIS IS ONE

(All)

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Finish the remaining musical bars with a finale dance)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Moves from the stage area for a costume change)

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Retake their positions at their bar stools, chairs and tables)

 

 

 

Scene 3

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(Music Video 4 begins and shows a young GENUS DEI / AMANTIA cooking in his restaurant with fun times, trials and tribulation; all for customers he doesn’t see or know. The interior of the restaurant is shown with customers eating and Jesus and his Disciples singing and clapping during the chorus. They are silhouetted in between the tables and chairs. Their appearance is timed to the music. It shows customers waiting in line to get into the restaurant and is a precursor to some of the characters, states of mind or emotions in the musical that further shape GENUS DEI / AMANTIA’S life. VOICE OF REASON narrates the introduction)

 

 

AS GENUS DEI / AMANTIA TRIES TO UNDERSTAND THE NEW SPIRITUAL AWAKENING HE FEELS IN HIMSELF HE TRANSFERS WHAT KNOWLEDGE HE FEELS INTO HIS WORK PLACE AND THE STAFF THAT WORK WITH HIM.

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Dressed in cooks wear, move from their positions to center stage, for the next musical number – Cooking for Jesus – Gospel and Jazz combined; upbeat, humorous and light)

 

 

WHEN HE WAS YOUNG, NOT EVEN TWENTY-FOUR

HE COOKED BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR

AND KNEW NOT WHO THE FOOD WAS FOR

SO HE THOUGHT HE’D COOK FOR JESUS

AND LOVE WOULD GO OUT THE DOOR

 

CHORUS:

COOK FOR JESUS, COOK FOR JESUS

HE WAS COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

HE WAS COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

 

IF YOU’RE COOKING FOR THE MAN, NOT KNOWING WHAT FOR

YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THERE’S LOVE BEHIND THE DOOR

YOU CAN’T WORK FOR MONEY, IT DOESN’T BRING YOU MORE

YOU’VE GOT TO GET UP AND WORK FOR LOVE, BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE FLOOR

 

CHORUS:

CAUSE YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS, COOKING FOR JESUS

HE WAS COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

HE WAS COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

 

SO STAND THERE AND ROAR

WITH YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND SEEDS

LIKE A RIVER RUNNING FREE

LET GO JOY TO THOSE IN NEED

MAKE SURE THERE’S LOVE GOING OUT THE DOOR

 

OVERLAPPING CHORUSES:

HE’S COOKING FOR JESUS, HE’S COOKING FOR JESUS

HE’S COOKING FOR JESUS, HE’S COOKING FOR JESUS

CAUSE YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS, YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS

YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

JC, JC, JC

JC AND THE BOYS

JC AND THE BOYS

JC AND THE BOYS

 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO

SING PRAISE FOR OTHERS, NOT FOR YOU

YOUR REWARDS WILL FOLLOW, AND WON’T BE HOLLOW

WITH A HEART OF FREEDOM, AND LOTS TO CHOOSE

YOU’LL FIND THAT THERE’S NEVER ANYTHING TO LOSE

 

CHORUS:

CAUSE YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS, YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS

YOU’RE COOKING FOR JESUS, JC AND THE BOYS

JC, JC, JC

JC AND THE BOYS

JC AND THE BOYS

JC AND THE BOYS

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Return to their positions at the bar stools, chairs and tables)

 

 

 

Scene 4

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

Now in his late 60’s, but looking younger than his age, GENUS DEI / AMANTIA enters the bar. HE makes his way along the bar saying hello to FRIENDS he knows and gives warming hugs and touches to some. (Music Video 5 begins and plays Barbara Streisand’s Hello Dolly. Afterwards, HE takes a seat near the corner of the bar with his back to upstage. There are empty seats next to him)

 

 

HI PAUL, HAVE THEY PLAYED YOUR FAVORITE SONG YET?

(Music Video 11 begins; Barbara Streisand’s, Hello Dolly)

 

PAUL

I’M STILL WAITING FOR BARBARA STREISAND.

(HE hears the video begin and lets out a yelp of glee and points to the video playing)

OH MY GOD, I LOVE THIS SONG!

 

CUSTOMERS

(Surrounding, begin to cheer and clap and start to sing the words from the video)

 

HELLO DOLLY ©

[DOLLY:] HELLO, RUDY WELL, HELLO HARRY IT’S SO NICE TO BE BACK HOME WHERE I BELONG YOU ARE LOOKING SWELL, MANNY I CAN TELL, DANNY YOU’RE STILL GLOWIN’, YOU’RE STILL CROWIN’ YOU’RE STILL GOIN’ STRONG I FEEL THE ROOM SWAYIN’ FOR THE BAND’S PLAYIN’ ONE OF MY OLD FAV’RITE SONGS FROM ‘WAY BACK WHEN SO, BRIDGE THE GAP, FELLAS FIND ME AN EMPTY LAP, FELLAS DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN [WAITERS:] HELLO, DOLLY, WELL HELLO, DOLLY, IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG YOU’RE LOOKING SWELL, DOLLY, WE CA TELL, DOLLY, YOU’RE STILL GLOWIN’, YOU’RE STILL CROWIN’ YOU’RE STILL GOIN’ STRONG. WE FEEL THE ROOM SWAYIN’ FOR THE BAND’S PLAYIN’ ONE OF YOUR LOD FAV’RITE SONGS FROM ‘WAY BACK WHEN, SO…. [DOLLY:] HERE’S MY HAT FELLAS I’M STAYIN’ WHERE I’M AT, FELLAS [WAITERS:] PROMISE YOU’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN [DOLLY:] I WENT AWAY FROM THE LIGHTS OF FOURTEENTH STREET AND INTO MY PERSONAL HAZE BUT NOW THAT I’M BACK IN THE LIGHTS OF 14TH STREET TOMORROW WILL BE BRIGHTER THAN THE GOOD OLD DAYS [WAITERS:] THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS [DOLLY:] TELL ‘EM TO BE SWEET! [WAITERS:] HELLO, WELL HELLO DOLLY! WELL HELLO, HEY LOOK THERE’S DOLLY!

[DOLLY:] GLAD TO SEE YOU HANK, LET’S THANK MY LUCKY STAR [WAITERS:] YOUR LUCKY STAR [DOLLY:] YOU’RE LOOKIN’ GREAT, STANLEY LOSE SOME WEIGHT, I THINK, I THINK YOU DID, STANLEY? DOLLY’S OVERJOYED AND OVERWHELMED AND OVER PAR [WAITERS:] I HEAR THE ICE TINKLE [DOLLY:] DO YOU HEAR THE ICE TINKLE [WAITERS:] SEE THE LIGHTS TWINKLE [DOLLY:] CAN YOU SEE THE LIGHTS TWINKLE? [WAITERS:] AND YOU STILL GET GLANCES FROM US HANDSOME MEN SO… [DOLLY:] LOOK AT YOU ALL, YOU’RE ALL, SO HANDSOME GOLLY GEE, FELLAS FIND ME A VACANT KNEE, FELLAS [WAITERS:] DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN (A DANCE FOLLOWS DOLLY AND THE WAITERS) [LOUIS:] WELL, HELLO [DOLLY:] LOOK WHO’S HERE! [LOUIS:] DOLLY, THIS IS LOUIS [DOLLY:] HELLO, LOUIS! [LOUIS:] DOLLY, IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG [DOLLY:] I AM SO GLAD TO BE BACK! [LOUIS:] ARE YOU LOOKIN’ SWELL, [DOLLY:] THANK YOU, LOUIS! [LOUIS:] DOLLY! I CAN TELL, [DOLLY:] DOES IT SHOW? [LOUIS:] DOLLY! YOU’RE STILL GLOWIN’, YOU’RE STILL CROWIN’ YOU’RE STILL [Both:] UHM… GOIN’ STRONG [LOUIS:] I FEEL THE ROOM SWAYIN’ [DOLLY:] PEE PEE PAH DAH PEE PAH [LOUIS:] AND THE BAND’S PLAYIN’ [DOLLY:] PAH PAH DEE PAH DEE PAH PAH [LOUIS:] ONE OF OUR OLD FAVORITE SONGS FROM WAY BACK WHEN, SO!

 

[DOLLY:] PAH PAH PAH PAH PAH PAH PAH I REMEMBER IT SO, YOU’RE MY FAVORITE! [LOUIS:] SHOW SOME SNAP, FIND HER AN EMPTY LAP, YEAH! [DOLLY:] YEAHUUHM! [BOTH:] DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN… [WAITERS:] WELL, WELL HELLO, DOLLY WELL, HELLO, DOLLY, IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG YOU’RE LOOKING SWELL, DOLLY, (WOW) WE CAN TELL, DOLLY, (WOW) YOU’RE STILL GLOWIN’, YOU’RE STILL CROWIN’ YOU’RE STILL GOIN’ STRONG. [WAITERS:] I HEAR THE ICE TINKLE [DOLLY:] I HEAR IT TINKLE [WAITERS:] SEE THE LIGHTS TWINKLE [DOLLY:] I SEE THEM TWINKLE [WAITERS:] AND YOU STILL GET GLANCES FROM US HANDSOME MEN SO… [DOLLY:] MMMM, WOW WOW WOW, FELLAS [WAITERS:] HEY, YEAH! [DOLLY:] LOOK AT THE OLD GIRL NOW, FELLAS [WAITERS:] WOW! [DOLLY & WAITERS:] DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN. DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN. DOLLY’LL NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN.

 

PAUL

(When the video is finished, with a teasing smile and laugh to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

OH, BY THE WAY G D, I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU WHEN I GROW UP.

(With a smile and laugh, GENUS DEI / AMANTIA moves towards the next person HE recognizes. Music Video 6 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

HELLO ROB, HOW ARE YOU?

 

 

ROB

I’M RECOVERING. I HAD A FALL ON THE STAIRS OUTSIDE THE BAR HERE. I WASN’T EVEN DRINKING. LUCKILY I’M JUST A LITTLE BRUISED. NO BROKEN BONES, BUT YOU CAN SEE I HAVE A BLACK EYE AND MY RIBS ARE REALLY SORE. I PROBABLY BRUISED THEM. BEING SEVENTY-THREE, I GOT AWAY LUCKY.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT ROB. I HOPE THE WORST IS OVER AND YOU HEAL QUICKLY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. YOU KNOW NO ONE WOULD BE THE SAME AROUND HERE IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO YOU.

 

 

ROB

THANKS G D, BUT I’M FINE. THANK YOU FOR CARING.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Nods, smiles with a laugh and moves on)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

NANCY!

(Giving her a big hug and kiss on the cheek)

I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN AGES. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

 

 

NANCY

I KNOW IT’S BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE LAST TALKED…..LOTS OF STUFF HAS HAPPENED….CRAP ACTUALLY, BUT I WON’T BORE YOU WITH THE DETAILS. I’M FINE HERE.

(Laughing)

LET’S TALK LATER. I’M STILL PROCESSING MY LAST FEW MONTHS.

(GENUS DEI / AMANTIA gives acknowledgement and moves on to TONY)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

TONY, YOU’VE EITHER BEEN HIDING OR HIBERNATING. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

 

 

TONY

NO ONE CARES IF I SHOW UP OR NOT. I DIDN’T MISS ANYONE AND I’VE BEEN BUSY WITH MY LIFE AND CONDO. I’VE DUMPED THE LOSER THAT SCREWED ME OUT OF THOUSANDS AND I’M STILL TRYING TO RECOVER FROM MY CANCER ISSUES. DAY BY DAY IS ALL I CAN MANAGE.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT TONY. I’M SORRY. CAN I HELP?

 

TONY

(With a queen’s attitude)

  1. NO ONE REALLY CARES, AND EVERYONE HERE THINKS I’M A BITCHY OLD QUEEN ANYWAYS.

(Under his breath)

AND I AM, SO WHAT?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

TONY, DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF, AND, TO BE HONEST YOU ARE ORNERY TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

(TONY smirks, while GENUS DEI / AMANTIA gives him a small massage on his back)

TONY WE ALL LOVE YOU. YOU JUST HAVEN’T ACCEPTED THE FACT YET. I’LL BE RIGHT OVER HERE IF YOU WANT TO TALK.

(TONY , with a smile, stares off into the distance with no acknowledgement to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA waits for a reply, but there is none and HE finally moves on to take his own seat at the bar)

 

 

TEMPTATION

(Approaches and introduces herself to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA in a luring, seductive way)

HELLO, MY NAME IS TEMPTATION. CAN I INTEREST YOU IN A SPECIAL DRINK I CAME UP WITH? IT’S ON ME.

 

 

GENUS DEI /AMANTIA

SURE, WHY NOT? THAT’S VERY KIND OF YOU. I ‘LL LIVE DANGEROUSLY.

 

 

TEMPTATION

(Turning to EGNATIUS)

EGNATIUS, MAKE ME MY SPECIALTY SHOT FOR MY FRIEND HERE.

(Pointing to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA, TEMPTATION looks at GENUS DEI / AMANTIA with expectation for him to give her his name. EGNATIUS turns and mixes together TEMPTATION’S specialty drink)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Answering TEMPATIONS eye query)

GENUS DEI, G D FOR SHORT.

 

 

TEMPTATION

(Receives the shot from EGNATIUS, turns towards GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and hands the shot to him)

HERE YOU GO G D……DRINK IT.

(With seduction)

IT’S VERY UNIQUE.

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(HE acknowledges a smile that says thank you and tosses the drink back. HE looks shocked and stunned when HE has finished)

WOAH! WHAT WAS THAT?

(HE exclaims, visibly shocked, as He stands up from his bar stool!)

 

TEMPTATION

TRUTH!

(Then a pause while looking GENUS DEI / AMANTIA in the eye)

YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT YOU SEE.

(SHE walks away with a sly smirk on her face and GENUS DEI / AMANTIA sits back down onto his bar stool, pondering what has just happened)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To EGNATIUS)

THAT WAS A SURPRISE! I FEEL A NUMBNESS INSIDE OF ME.  I NEED TO WASH THAT DOWN WITH A BEER. CAN I HAVE A BUDWEISER?

 

 

EGNATIUS

NO PROBLEM, COMING RIGHT UP G D

(EGNATIUS puts the Bud in front of GENUS DEI / AMANTIA, who then takes a quick drink)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

I FEEL LIKE I’M STANDING OUTSIDE MYSELF AND WATCHING MYSELF GO THROUGH  LIFE. IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

(EGNATIUS shrugs his shoulders and shakes his head with a query, then walks away)

 

 

 

Scene 4

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE – CAUSES, GAMES AND CONTROL

(Enter and take up seats at the bar next to TEMPTATION. While the next video is being played THEY settle in and order a drink for themselves. THEY are dressed in tuxedos with top hats as was Fred Astaire in the musical ‘Put On The Ritz’. Music Video 7 begins and is playing in the background. It’s a parody from the movie Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg and the Chorus singing, I Will Follow Him. The new title We Will Follow Them and new words for the song are shown on the video screen. CUSTOMERS at the bar and the DANCERS and SINGERS sing along)

 

“I Will Follow Him” © (from Sister Act) was written by Arthur Altman; Paul Julien A Mauriat; Jacques Plante; Norman (Eng Lyr) Gimbel; Franck Marius L Pourcel.

 

WE WILL FOLLOW THEM

FOLLOW THEM WHERE EVER THEY MAY GO

AND NEAR THEM WE ALWAYS WILL BE

FOR NOTHING CAN KEEP US AWAY

THEY ARE OUR DESTINY

WE WILL FOLLOW THEM

EVER SINCE THEY TOUCHED OUR HEART, WE KNEW

THERE ISN’T AN OCEAN TOO DEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW DEEP”?)

A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH IT CAN KEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW HIGH”?)

KEEP US AWAY, AWAY FROM THEIR LOVE

WE LOVE THEM, WE LOVE THEM, WE LOVE THEM

AND WHERE THEY GO, WE’LL FOLLOW, WE’LL FOLLOW, WE’LL FOLLOW

WE WILL FOLLOW THEM, FOLLOW THEM WHERE EVER THEY GO

THERE ISN’T AN OCEAN TOO DEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW DEEP”?)

A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH IT CAN KEEP, KEEP US AWAY

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW HIGH”?)

WE WILL FOLLOW THEM

FOLLOW THEM WHERE EVER THEY MAY GO

THERE ISN’T AN OCEAN TOO DEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW DEEP”?)

A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH IT CAN KEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW HIGH”?)

KEEP US AWAY, AWAY FROM THEIR LOVE

(WE LOVE THEM)

OH YES, WE LOVE THEM

(WE’LL FOLLOW)

WE’RE GONNA FOLLOW

(TRUE LOVE)

TRUE LOVE, THEY’LL ALWAYS BE OUR TRUE LOVE

(FOREVER)

FROM NOW UNTIL FOREVER

WE LOVE THEM, WE LOVE THEM, WE LOVE THEM

AND WHERE THEY GO WE’LL FOLLOW, WE’LL FOLLOW, WE’LL FOLLOW

THEY’LL ALWAYS BE OUR TRUE LOVE, OUR TRUE LOVE, OUR TRUE LOVE

FROM NOW UNTIL FOREVER, FOREVER, FOREVER

THERE ISN’T AN OCEAN TOO DEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW DEEP”?)

A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH IT CAN KEEP

(All the CUSTOMERS in the bar shout “HOW HIGH”?)

KEEP US AWAY, AWAY FROM THEIR LOVE

(Music Video 8 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

CAUSES

(To TEMPTATION after We Will Follow Them is finished)

HELLO, WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

 

 

TEMPTATION

I’M CALLED TEMPTATION

 

 

CAUSES

(To TEMPTATION)

MY NAME IS CAUSES.

(Reaching out and shaking TEMPTAION’S hand)

I LIKE TO GET PEOPLE TO TAKE UP A CAUSE SO IT GIVES THEM PURPOSE IN LIFE. THEN I GET THEM TO EXPRESS THEIR EMOTIONS ON MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS. WHEN PEOPLE ARE WRAPPED UP IN THEIR EMOTIONS, I CAN KEEP THEM GUESSING AND FRUSTRATED LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO MISS THE SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS. IT’S GREAT FUN! ON THE OTHER HAND, IF PEOPLE FIND THEIR PURPOSE OR GIFT, I REMIAN IN THE SHADOWS, ALWAYS READY TO STEP BACK INTO PLAY.

 

 

GAMES

(To TEMPTATION, stepping in verbally when CAUSES is finished speaking)

HI TEMPTATION, MY NAME IS GAMES.

(Reaching out and shaking TEMPTAION’S hand)

MY JOB IS TO GET PEOPLE TO TREAT EACH OTHER WITH OR WITHOUT RESPECT. I KEEP THEM IMMERSED IN MIND GAMES AND LIFE’S PUZZLES. SOME PEOPLE EVENTUALLY BREAK FREE AND SEE THE LIGHT, BUT THEY ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.  MY FRIENDS HERE, CAUSES AND CONTROL,

(Gestures to CONTROL)

HELP ME TO ACCOMPLISH MY TASK.

 

 

CONTROL

(To TEMPTATION, stepping in verbally when GAMES is finished speaking)

AND AS YOU’VE GUESSED, MY NAME IS CONTROL.

(Reaching out and shaking TEMPTAION’S hand)

MY PURPOSE IS TO SEE THAT THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT LIFE IS NEVER REVEALED TO PEOPLE. I ENLIST CAUSES AND GAMES TO HELP ME WITH MY TASK. RELIGION, GOVERNMENT AND BIG BUSINESS ARE MY COMMON NAMES. I MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CONFORM OR ARE SUPPRESSED AND THE STATUS QUO IS ALWAYS KEPT IN TACT. EVEN THOUGH SOME PEOPLE MANAGE TO FIND TRUTH, I PLACE ENDLESS OBSTICLES IN THEIR LIFE’S PATH. WE’D LIKE YOUR HELP IN OUR MISSION TEMPATION. WHAT DO YOU SAY?

 

 

TEMPTATION

(With a sexy, teasing smile on her face)

THIS ALL SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. LET’S GET STARTED. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO SHARPEN OUT SKILLS.

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Music Video 9 begins and shows black and white sheep in fields being herded, with scenes of some sheep escaping and running away. During the chorus of the song Sheep, the sheep actually voice themselves. THE TRIUMVIRATE stands up and moves to center stage to begin their song Sheep. DANCERS join them dressed in chains, different religious dogma, laws of government, corporation’s gadgets, cell phones, or time pieces, with wires leading to and from their bodies. AUDIENCE participation with whistles that sound like sheep when blown is encouraged by ACACIUS. The chorus words for Sheep are shown on the video screen so the AUDIENCE can sing along. During the song, Sheep, ACACIUS and EGNATIUS hold up dual sets of sheep puppets. The BARTENDERS, holding the puppets, mimic the song and at points, THEY have the sheep make out with each other)

 

 

CONTROL

COME GATHER ROUND ME

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE YOUR DAY

LET ME OPEN YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE

THESE ARE GIFTS, YOU’LL AGREE

 

GAMES

GADGETS AND DOGMA,

(Holding up a tablet which reads:” In The Name of God”, and a cell phone)

 

CAUSES

LAWS AND LEADERS FOR YOU TO ADORE

(Holding up a lawyer’s law book and photos of past Roman Emperors. At this point in the video it shows an Emperor sending sheep dressed in Roman armor off to war)

 

CONTROL

SURELY, FAR TOO MANY TO KEEP SCORE

(Holding up an abacus and pushing the beads from side to side)

THEY’LL KEEP YOU EXPOSED

LIKE AN OPEN SORE

COME MY FLOCK

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THERE ARE SO MANY PASTURES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

CHORUS: THE TRIUMVERATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

 

 

CAUSES

BELIEVE IN ME

AND YOU WILL SEE

YOU CAN ACHIEVE

ANYTHING YOU CAN CONCEIVE

YOU CAN START WARS ON DISTANT SHORES

CURE DISEASE WITH A PILL AND FREEWILL

MAKE PEACE WITH EXPERTISE

AND MAKE THINGS GREEN

WITH A NEWLY MADE MACHINE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

GAMES

LISTEN TO ME

I HAVE THE ANSWER

HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS DOESN’T MATTER

YOU CAN LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL

AS LONG AS YOU KNEEL AND SAY IT’S NO BIG DEAL

EAT AT A BISTRO OR BUY A CHATEAU

AS LONG AS YOU CONFORM AND CALL IT THE NORM

YOUR PLATFORM IS YOURS AND WON’T NEED REFORM

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

CONTROL

SO HEAR US OUT

DO NOT POUT

WE DO THIS ALL FOR EWE

(Timed to the video)

CHOICES, FREEDOM AND AN OPEN DOOR

YOUR BELIEFS AND TRUTHS YOU CAN STORE

TAKE OUR GUIDANCE, AND FOR SURE

WE’RE THE ANSWER,

NOT YOUR CANCER

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

CHORUS: THE TRIUMVERATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND

AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Return to their places at the bar next to TEMPTATION. Music Video 10 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

Scene 5

 

 

INNOCENCE

(Dressed as a modest unrevealed princess, enters the bar carrying drinks for customers. SHE drops drinks off at different tables as SHE makes her way towards GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. SHE approaches GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

HELLO, MY NAME IS INNOCENCE. CAN I GET YOU SOMETHING TO DRINK?

(While picking up the empty beer bottle in front of him)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

HI INNOCENCE, I’M GENUS DEI, G D FOR SHORT. YES,

(Pause as HE thinks)

HOW ABOUT A DRINK THAT MAKES ME FEEL YOUNG AGAIN, SO I CAN BE CHILDLIKE AGAIN?

(Adding laughter as he speaks)

 

 

INNOCENCE

(Taking G D seriously)

I DON’T KNOW IF WE HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT HOW ABOUT I ASK EGNATIUS TO MAKE YOU A SHOT OF WONDERMENT AND NEWNESS?

(INNOCENCE goes to EGNATIUS and asks him for the shot. With sweetness in her voice)

EGNATIUS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT CAN BRING WONDERMENT AND NEWNESS TO A PERSON, IN A SHOT?

 

 

EGNATIUS

(Laughing)

NOTHING LIKE THAT INNOCENCE, BUT I CAN MAKE YOU A TRUTH SHOT.

 

 

INNOCENCE

I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT BEFORE, BUT GO AHEAD, I’LL TAKE HIM THAT.

 

EGNATIUS

(Makes up the shot and gives it to INNOCENCE)

HERE YOU GO INNOCENCE

 

 

INNOCENCE

(Having never tried the truth shot before and being curious, INNOCENCE secretly takes a sip with a straw when no one is looking. SHE returns to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA with the shot, and upon arrival SHE suddenly begins to open up to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. Music Video 11 begins and shows a fairytale setting cast inside a protective bubble, with castles, knights on horseback rescuing damsels in distress, unicorns and rainbows)

I FEEL STRANGE. OH MY GOODNESS, WHERE DO I BEGIN?

(SHE begins her song – Love is Love with a magical feel as in Disney’s Snow White)

I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION

TO SEE INSIDE MY MIND

I MUST NOT HIDE OR BE BLIND

BEGUILED LIKE A CHILD

YET NOT QUITE GROWN UP

MY LOVING CUP

MUST BREAK

TO KEEP MY HEART FROM ACHE

 

 

CHORUS: DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Join in)

ENCHANTED BUBBLE

OF UNFULLFILLED DREAMS

STARDUST, WONDER AND SUNBEAMS

BEAUTY AND SIMPLICITY

TAKE YOUR MAGICAL CERTAINTY

MAKE YOUR LOVE WORK PERFECTLY

 

 

INNOCENCE

LOVE IS LOVE

IT’S ALL I HAVE TO CHANGE

WHO I AM NOW

IS ALL I HAVE TO LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

 

CASTLES AND KNIGHTS

AND DREAMS JUST SEEM

ILLUSIONS AVAILABLE WITHIN ME

THIS REALITY OF LOVE I DO TO ME

NEEDS TRUST AND SOMEONE TO SHOW ME THE KEY

A READINESS I WILL ACCEPT

ON THESE CROSSROADS I INTERCEPT

THERE IS NO TIME TO THINK AND WAIT

I MUST SEE AND OPEN THE GATE

 

 

CHORUS: DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Join in)

ENCHANTED BUBBLE

OF UNFULLFILLED DREAMS

STARDUST, WONDER AND SUNBEAMS

BEAUTY AND SIMPLICITY

TAKE YOUR MAGICAL CERTAINTY

MAKE YOUR LOVE WORK PERFECTLY

 

 

INNOCENCE

LOVE IS LOVE

IT’S ALL I HAVE TO CHANGE

WHO I AM NOW

IS ALL I HAVE TO LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

 

MY REMEDY IS SIMPLE I’M SURE

LOVE HAS TO BE THE CURE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY MIND

BE FREE, EQUAL AND KIND

I BELIEVE IN TRUTH

AND TRUTH IS LOVE

I AM ONE WITH ALL THAT EXISTS

JOY AND LOVE THAT PERSISTS

I AM FREE TO BE

ALL THAT IS IN ME

 

 

CHORUS: DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Join in)

ENCHANTED BUBBLE

OF UNFULLFILLED DREAMS

STARDUST, WONDER AND SUNBEAMS

BEAUTY AND SIMPLICITY

TAKE YOUR MAGICAL CERTAINTY

MAKE YOUR LOVE WORK PERFECTLY

 

 

INNCOCENCE

LOVE IS LOVE

IT’S ALL I HAVE TO CHANGE

WHO I AM NOW

IS ALL I HAVE TO LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

LOVE IS LOVE

 

(Turning to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA with softness and grace)

I APOLOGIZE GENUS DEI; I DON’T KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(HE steps up to console INNOCENCE and places his hands on her upper arms, then HE moves down stage to sing his song Searching– contralto Part 1. Music Video 12, Part 1 begins and shows dark skies, and a series of bells ringing, timed to the song. It also shows people searching in their lives for their purpose, dressed as a deck of cards. Weather they are on holidays in a tourist destination, in a casino waiting for the big win, refugees searching for a home or even parents searching for lost love in their relationship or for a new baby, the cards shuffle amongst the choices. TEMPTATION, noticing their communication rises from her bar stool and begins to make her way closer, so as to hear what INNOCENCE and GENUS DEI /AMANTIA are saying to each other)

THERE IS NO APOLOGY NEEDED INNOCENCE. I TOO HAVE CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES I AM DEALING WITH.

 

A SOFT RAIN INSIDE

HIDES MY TEARS AND INNER PAIN

I KNOW NOT WHAT WAITS FOR ME

I JUST KNOW I’M SEARCHING

FOR ANSWERS, NOT FEARS

LIFE’S DEALT ME

A CARD GAME OF CHANCE

WHAT TO DO WITH IT

IS THE DANCE

ALL MY THOUGHTS OF BAD OR GOOD

MANIFEST

AND MAKE ME MISUNDERSTOOD

THIS ENERGY I FEEL SCARES ME

AS DOES MY HIDDEN GAY REALITY

I HAVE NO CONTROL

I CAN ONLY PLEA

TAKE THIS PLIGHT AWAY FROM ME

 

(Musical interlude)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Searching Part 2 – Soprano)

 

AM I RINGING HELL’S BELLS?

(Sound of bells ringing – like the opening of Disney’s Bells of The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

WAS I TAUGHT FOR NAUGHT?

WAS WHAT I LEARNED ALL WRONG?

(Sound of bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

WHAT IF THOSE WHO TAUGHT ME WERE WRONG?

AND ALL I DID WAS YEARN TO BELONG?

(Sound of bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

WAS IT SLEUTH THAT TAUGHT MY YOUTH?

HOW DO I KNOW THE TRUTH?

DO I BELIEVE WHAT I HEAR IN MY HEAD?

OR THE FEELINGS FROM MY BODY INSTEAD?

(Sound of bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

RAISE THE CLOAK OF SPELLS AND FREE ME FROM HELL’S BELLS

(Sound of bells ringing, gong, gong, gong and musical interlude)

I MUST BE STRONG, BECAUSE EVERYTHING HERE MAY BE WRONG

 

 

INNOCENCE

(SHE responds in a song called Choices with a tempo and kindness as in Julie Andrews’s songs. Music Video 12, Part 2 begins and shows images of strength in purpose touched by kindness)

DO NOT FEAR, YOUR CHOICE IS CLEAR

FREEDOM IS WHAT YOU HOLD DEAR

YOUR FATE IS AN OPEN GATE

AND THERE IS NO SET DATE

UNWRAP YOUR MIND

RIGHT NOW YOU’RE BLIND

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE

 

(Whistling and humming the previous two lines)

 

CHOICES ARE A GAME

AND COURAGE YOU WILL CLAIM

LIVING SHOWS THE WAY

HOW BALANCE IS A BALLET

WISDOM FROM WITHIN

IS THERE FOR YOU TO WIN

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE

 

(Whistling and humming the previous two lines)

 

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

EVERYTHING HAS ITS START

SURRENDER NOT YOUR CHOICE

OR THE SILENCE FROM YOUR VOICE

DON’T CONTEMPLATE OR HESITATE

YOUR CHILD WITHIN

NEEDS A FRIEND

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE

 

(Whistling and humming the previous two lines)

 

 

TEMPTATION

(Steps up and interrupts INNOCENCE before SHE finishes whistling and humming. SHE addresses GENUS DEI / AMANTIA in verbal abuse through the song – Weakness. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA recoils with surprise and shrinks to a crouch as her words wound him. With his back towards the AUDIENCE, Music Video 12, Part 3 begins and depicts darkness approaching, turmoil and anger timed to the song)

YOU’RE ELIGIBLE FOR SAINTHOOD

WITH YOUR FEAR OF MANHOOD

YOUR CHILDHOOD MISUNDERSTOOD,

I KNOW,

MOLDED LIKE PUTTY AND SOFT DOUGH

IN A MIND SO ABSTRUSE

EVERYTHING TO YOU IS AN EXCUSE

YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT

YOUR MIND IS DARKENED LIKE THE NIGHT

ALL YOUR WORDS ARE CONTRITE

YOU’RE WEAK AND FULL OF FRIGHT

ICE WATER RUNS THROUGH YOUR VEINS

NO BLOODSTAINS WILL BE YOUR REMAINS

YOU’RE LIFE IS NOT THAT GREAT

I’D EVEN CALL IT SECOND RATE

CROUCH IN FEAR

LET ME SEE YOU TEAR

OR SHOW ME A MAN WITH STRENGTH

SPEAK UP, SHARE YOURSELF AT LENGTH

IF YOU HAVE GUTS………OR ARE YOU JUST NUTS?

 

(Sound of Hell’s bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Searching, Part 3 – Contralto voice. Suddenly GENUS DEI feels his anger as it begins to grow inside him. HE begins his recoil slowly as He sings with a low guttural voice with anger. The energy at the base of his spine becomes visible and slowly moves up his spine towards his head. HE turns towards TEMPTATION and the AUDIENCE and the anger shoots out his eyes in a monstrous rage. Lights in the bar darken from the negative energy)

 

MY OUTSIDE IS NOT MY INSIDE

AS YOUR THOUGHTS LEED YOU….

TO CONSTRUE

HOW DARE YOU?

(Starting to slowly rise up from his crouching position)

TAUNTING TO COMPARE

YOU DEMEAN AND STARE

(Turning towards TEMPTATION)

WITH EMPTY WORDS ON AIR

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK….

YOU ARE SO AWARE?

GET BACK!

(Staring at TEMPTATAION with anger)

BEWARE!

MY PATIENCE IS ABOUT TO CRACK

LIKE THE STRAW ON A CAMEL’S BACK

FIX YOUR LIFE

BEFORE YOU FIX ME

GIVE ME RESPECT

OR YOU WILL SEE

(Sound of Hell’s bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

WHAT IS THIS….

I FEEL RISING INSIDE OF ME?

(Sound of Hell’s bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

GET BACK!

(Anger shoots out his eyes)

GET BACK!

(Anger shoots out his eyes. Sound of Hell’s bells ringing, gong, gong, gong)

 

 

TEMPTATION

(With a fearful scream, flees to the bar area)TEMPTATION can be seen telling her story to THE TRIUMVERATE and pointing in GENUS DEI / AMANTIA’S direction. Meanwhile INNOCENCE moves closer to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and tries to console and understand him. INNOCENCE listens to GENUS DEI’S regrets)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto)

WHAT HAVE I DONE?

I DID NOT MEAN WHAT WAS SEEN

I HAVE NO CONTROL

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY SOUL?

I FEAR THIS POWER THAT I FEEL

AND SURRENDER AS I KNEEL

(Sinks, kneeling slowly and acknowledges to himself an apology with regret)

HERE IS MY DEAL

I CEDE MY SOUL

IN ORDER TO BE WHOLE

NO MORE THOUGHTS

NO MORE LIVING LIES

GOOD OR BAD, HAPPY OR SAD

I’LL COME CLEAN

CHANGE MY ROUTINE

I’LL START A NEW QUEST

TO ACCEPT MYSELFWITH A TEST

BALANCE AND ALL MY THOUGHTS EQUAL

I WILL, I WILL, I WILL

 

 

INNOCENCE

(Looking at GENUS DEI / AMANTIA, somewhat concerned and puzzled, returns to her work station and continues throughout the bar serving drinks)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(HE takes a seat at a table by himself. CONTROL from the TRIUMVERATE approaches GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

 

CONTROL

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA with a raised voice, much anger and emotion)

YOU SCARED TEMPTATION HALF TO DEATH!

(CONTROL clenches HIS fist and slugs GENUS DEI / AMANTIA in the face, throws him off balance, and HE falls from his chair to the floor)

 

EGNATIUS AND ACACIUS

(THEY run to help GENUS DEI / AMANTIA back up onto HIS chair and grab CONTROL to calm him down and subdue HIM)

 

ACACIUS

(To CONTROL with force and conviction)

YOU’RE OUT OF HERE IF YOU DON’T SETTLE DOWN! GET BACK TO YOUR FRIENDS AND HAVE THEM CALM YOU DOWN!

 

EGNATIUS

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA, concerned)

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT G D?

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

I’M FINE, THANK YOU. JUST A LITTLE SHOOK UP. NO WORRIES, I’LL BE GOOD AS NEW IN NO TIME. THANKS FOR HELPING ME.

(ACACIUS, EGNATIUS AND CONTROL all return to THEIR areas. Normality settles over the bar as the lights are raised. Music Video 12, Part 4 begins and depicts a smoothing out of conflict with resolve and peacefulness)

 

 

Scene 6

 

 

VOICE OF REASON AND LADY FEAR

(VOICE OF REASON enters the bar with LADY FEAR, a frail woman in her eighties. With a wave, HE sees GENUS DEI sitting at a table, close to the bar. VOICE OF REASON and LADY FEAR move towards GENUS DEI to greet him. GENUS DEI rises as they approach and gives them both a hug. INNOCENCE approaches to take their drink order. Music Video 13 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

 

INNCOCENCE

HOW’S EVERYONE TONIGHT? CAN I GET YOU SOMETHING TO DRINK?

 

 

GENUS DEI /AMANTIA

INNOCENCE, THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND, VOICE OF REASON AND HIS MOTHER LADY FEAR.

 

 

INNOCENCE

I’M PLEASED TO MEET YOU BOTH. G D HAS BEEN KEEPING US MORE THAN ENTERTAINED TONIGHT.

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

IT’S NICE MEETING YOU INNOCENCE. I’VE KNOWN G D A LONG TIME AND HE’S BEEN KNOWN TO EXPRESS HIMSELF IN UNUSUAL WAYS. HAS HE BEEN UP TO MISCHIEF?

 

INNOCENCE

MORE THAN THAT, AND HE SCARED A FEW PEOPLE THAT NEEDED IT, BUT IT’S NOTHING WE CAN’T HANDLE.

(Raising her eyebrows and smiling at GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

UN HUH. WELL, I’LL HAVE A TALK WITH HIM AND TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER, I’LL KEEP HIM OUT OF MISCHIEF FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING.

(Laughs)

AND I GUESS WE’LL HAVE A HOT TEA AND TWO BUDWEISERS.

 

 

INNCOCENCE

THANK YOU. I’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THOSE.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(As HE leans over privately to talk to VOICE OF REASON. LADY FEAR takes in her surroundings, apparently not aware of the private conversation)

I’M REALLY SORRY V O R. I DON’T KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME. I COULDN’T CONTROL MY TEMPER OR THE ENERGY IN ME. I DON’T EVER WANT TO HAVE THAT FEELING AGAIN. IT SCARED AND TERRIFIED ME. GIVE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS.

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

I THOUGHT IT FELT HEAVY WHEN I WALKED IN HERE. I SUGGEST YOU LAY OFF YOUR MEDITATIONS FOR AWHILE; FIND AN ANSWER BY READING ONE OF YOUR BOOKS AS TO WHAT HAPPENED IN YOU. IT’S IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT TO BE WHO YOU SHOULD BE IN YOUR LIFE. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T PUT THIS ON THE BACK BURNER.

(GENUS DEI / AMANTIA nods with thoughtful concern)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Then turning to LADY FEAR, HE says with kindness)

SO, LADY FEAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

 

 

LADY FEAR

(Pleasantly)

I’M FINE, BUT I’D RATHER BE AT HOME. I’M NOT SURE I LIKE GOING OUT ANYMORE. WHAT IS THIS PLACE ANYWAYS?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(With caring)

IT’S A VIDEO BAR. VOICE OF REASON BROUGHT YOU OUT HERE TONIGHT TO GIVE YOU A CHANGE OF SCENERY AND A NEW EXPERIENCE. MAYBE MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS AND TO HAVE A NICE TIME AWAY FROM HOME. HE’S TOLD ME YOU NEVER GO OUT ANYMORE, EXCEPT FOR YOUR WALK IN THE MORNINGS.

 

 

LADY FEAR

(Still sweet and pleasant)

OH, I DON’T NEED NEW FRIENDS OR NEW EXPERIENCES.

(Music Video 14 begins in the background and is Simon and Garfunkel’s I Am A Rock. The conversation continues over the music)

JUST GIVE ME MY CUP OF TEA AND MY CLASSICAL MUSIC TO LISTEN TO AT HOME.

 

I AM A ROCK BY SIMON & GARFUNKEL ©

 

WRITER: PAUL SIMON

COPYWRIGHT: ECLECTIC MUSIC, PAUL SIMON MUSIC

 

A WINTER’S DAY

IN A DEEP AND DARK DECEMBER

1 AM ALONE

GAZING FROM MY WINDOW

TO THE STREETS BELOW

ON A FRESHLY FALLEN SILENT SHROUD OF SNOW

 

I AM A ROCK

I AM AN ISLAND

 

I’VE BUILT WALLS

A FORTRESS STEEP AND MIGHTY

THAT NONE MAY PENETRATE

I HAVE NO NEED OF FRIENDSHIP

FREINDSHIP CAUSES PAIN

IT’S LAUGHTER AND IT’S LOVING I DISTAIN

 

I AM A ROCK

I AM AN ISLAND

 

DON’T TALK OF LOVE

WELL I’VE HEARD THE WORD BEFORE

IT’S SLEEOING IN MY MEMORY

I WON’T DISTURB THE SLUMBER

OF FEELINGS THAT HAVE DIED

IF I NEVER LOVED, I NEVER WOULD HAVE CRIED

 

I AM A ROCK

I AM AN ISLAND

 

I HAVE MY BOOKS

AND MY POETRY TO PROTECT ME

I AM SHIELDED IN MY ARMOR

HIDING IN MY ROOM

SAFE WITHIN MY WOMB

I TOUCH NO ONE, AND NO ONE TOUCHES ME

 

I AM A ROCK

I AM AN ISLAND

 

AND A ROCK FEELS NO PAIN

AND AN ISLAND NEVER CRIES

 

INNOCENCE

(Returns with the drinks and tea, then places them on the table and pours LADY FEAR’S cup of tea)

 

 

LADY FEAR

(To INNOCENCE)

OH, LOVELY! THANK YOU DEAR.

(LADY FEAR puts sugar and cream in her tea and takes a sip after stirring it. Under her breath and shaking her head, she says)

I COULD HAVE HAD THIS TEA AT HOME.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To INNOCENCE)

THANK YOU INNOCENCE.

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To LADY FEAR)

MOMMIE, WE’RE HERE TO HAVE A NICE TIME. PLEASE ENJOY THE CONVERSATION AND THE VIDEOS.

 

 

LADY FEAR

(To VOICE OF REASON, as SHE sips her tea)

OKAY, I CAN DO THAT FOR THIS EVENING. IT’S VERY LOUD IN HERE.

(Looking around)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Sympathetically to LADY FEAR)

DO YOU THINK IF YOU TOOK ON SOME OTHER INTERESTS OR VISITING THE SENIOR CENTER TO MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS, YOU’D ENJOY YOUR TIME BETTER?

 

 

LADY FEAR

NO, I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN ANYTHING NEW. DID I FORGET TO…..?

(LADY FEAR stops half way through the sentence and looks around bewildered, but then takes another sip of tea)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To LADY FEAR)

YOU SHOULDN’T FEAR NEW EXPERIENCES. YOU CAN’T BASE THE PRESENT DAY ON YOUR PAST EXPERIENCES. MAYBE WHAT LED TO YOUR LIFE NOW WERE POOR CHOICES. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE WAY TO PERCEIVE LIFE NOW.

 

 

LADY FEAR

(Looking at VOICE OF REASON and GENUS DEI scornfully like THEY don’t know what SHE is feeling)

NO! I’M NOT INTERESTED AND I WON’T CHANGE! MY MIND IS MADE UP AND STOP BOTHERING ME ABOUT MY CHOICES IN LIFE! WHERE ARE WE?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To LADY FEAR)

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF OUR FRIENDS.

(Music Video 15 begins and depicts older people in productive lives, doing what they love and enjoying life. It transverses into an early morning sunrise in paradise with birds chirping, and following her as she  takes HER walk each morning. It also shows her flowering garden where she sits each day looking at the world pass her by)

 

 

LADY FEAR

STOP!

(SHE stands up and looks at GENUS DEI and VOICE OF REASON like SHE doesn’t recognize them, starts to move away from the table, looking around and then begins to pace in a circle. SHE stops, hesitates and begins her song called Loneliness done with a simple piano melody, classical in nature)

IT’S EARLY DAWN WITH BIRDS IN SONG

I STIR INSIDE AS I TRY AND DECIDE

READ A BOOK OR STAY INSIDE

WITH TEA IN HAND,

(She moves towards her table and picks up her cup of tea)

I SEE NOTHING FOR ME

I PREPARE TO WALK AWAY MY FEARS

SO I READY MY CLOTHES, AND HIDE MY TEARS

I PICK-UP MY CANE,

(She picks up her cane)

TO WALK PARADISE LANE

WITH ENDLESS BEAUTY AROUND ME,

AND NOTHING FOR ME TO SEE

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

LADY FEAR

ON TABLETOP OPAGUE WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND

(Walking towards the next empty table and looking at the top of the table)

MY TEA CUP RESTS EMPTY,

(She places her cup of tea back on the table)

OF THE ONLY WARMTH AT HAND

A FLY REMINDS ME OF UNCERTAIN PEACE

(She pretends to see a fly buzzing around, swings at it and adjusts her head to miss the fly)

LIKE LIFE EACH DAY, AND THE BARRIERS TO CEASE

ANOTHER ENDLESS DAY OF SILENCE, FROM PEOPLE AND ME

AS MEMORIES AND YESTERDAY FADE,

THEN BECOME VAGUE

THE BIRDS HAVE GONE AWAY

SILENT LIKE WINDS TODAY

HOW MANY MORE DAYS

WILL FREE ME FROM LIFE’S MAZE?

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

MY TEA CUP IS EMPTY AND TOO LONELY TO FILL

(She sits back down at the table next to her teacup)

I SIT HERE THINKING OH SO STILL

THERE’S NO ONE LOVING, NO ONE TALKING

JUST SOMEONE WALKING,

(TEMPTATION walks by, looks at LADY FEAR and smiles)

PRETENDING TO CARE

NOT A DROP OF LOVE OR RESPECT TO SPARE

I’M LOCKED IN MY THOUGHTS, AS A MOUNTAIN TO ROCKS

UNWAVERING AND BARREN, WITH SO LITTLE LIFE

I’M ALONE IN MY LONLINESS AND IT CUTS LIKE A KNIFE

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

            (INNOCENCE comes by the table and pours another cup of tea for LADY FEAR)

MY SECOND CUP OF TEA

WILL NO ONE TOUCH ME?

(Looking up longingly at INNOCENCE)

ALONE AT HOME

(timed to the video)

I TAKE MY CHAIR

IN A GARDEN OF PRAYER

I OPEN THE GATE, I HATE

SO I CAN SAFELY STARE

AND CHIDE

AT THE WORLD OUTSIDE

I WAIT FOR THE SUN

(looking up to see if the sun is there)

MY ONLY FRIEND

AND MY TIME TO ASCEND

NO ONE TOUCHES ME

AND I TOUCH NO ONE

WON’T SOMEONE PLEASE

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

PLEASE SOMEONE HUG ME

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

 

PLEASE JUST ONE PERSON SAY

….I LOVE YOU……

….IN THIS PARADISE

….I LOVE YOU……I LOVE YOU

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOT THAT I REALIZE

(LADY FEAR picks up her cup of tea and her cane and returns to her original table and takes her seat)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To LADY FEAR)

GENUS DEI AND I BOTH LOVE YOU. WE WISH YOU WOULDN’T FEEL SO ABANDONED. LET US HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND WE ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR YOU.

(LADY FEAR looks at them, but doesn’t recognize who SHE is seeing and says nothing)

 

 

LADY FEAR

(To VOICE OF REASON and GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

WHO ARE YOU?

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To GENUS DEI)

I THINK IT’S TIME I TOOK MOMMIE HOME. I’LL GET HER SQUARED AWAY AND I’LL COME BACK AND JOIN YOU FOR THE EVENING.

(GENUS DEI gets up from his chair and gives VOICE OF REASON and LADY FEAR a big warm hug. VOICE OF REASON and LADY FEAR make their way towards the exit saying silent goodbyes to everyone THEY know. After THEY have passed THE TRIUMVERATE, THE TRIUMVERATE does a small victory tap dance)

 

 

Scene 7

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Returns to a bar stool at the bar and begins a conversation with ACACIUS about stigmas and how HE learned many life lessons though them. In the background, Music Video 16 Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oh What a Beautiful Morning and Music Video 17 a parody of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma begin on the video screens. They are the original videos with some of the words changed in Oklahoma, to suit the topic of stigmas. Animation is introduced in the video and shows Rogers and Hammerstein waking up and rolling over as they mull the new words. Many of the CUSTOMERS know the words and THEY sing along to the videos. The bartender EGNATIUS hands out American flags or mini flashlights to the CUSTOMERS around the bar, so they can use them during the chorus. EGNATIUS gets the AUDIENCE to join in with waving their flags or mini flashlights from their prop bags. At one point when the words are changed to “you’re gay”, nine of the DANCERS emerge from the stage area dressed as Supreme Court Judges and sing the words with a dance routine)

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS, BARTENDERS, CUSTOMERS

(Singing along to the video)

THERE’S A BRIGHT GOLDEN HAZE ON THE MEADOW

THERE’S A BRIGHT GOLDEN HAZE ON THE MEADOW

THE CORN IS AS HIGH AS AN ELAPHANT’S EYE

AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S CLIMBING CLEAR UP TO THE SKY

 

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

I’VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL FEELIN’

EVERYTHING’S GOING MY WAY

 

ALL THE CATTLE ARE STANDING LIKE STATUES ALL THE CATTLE ARE STANDING LIKE STATUES

THEY DON’T TURN THEIR HEADS AS THEY SEE ME RIDE BY

BUT A LITTLE BROWN MAVERICK IS WINKIN’ HER EYE

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

I’VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL FEELIN’

EVERYTHING’S GOING MY WAY

 

ALL THE SOUNDS OF THE EARTH ARE LIKE MUSIC

ALL THE SOUNDS OF THE EARTH ARE LIKE MUSIC

THE BREEZE IS SO BUSY IT DON’T MISS A TREE

AND AN OLD WEEPIN’ WILLER IS LAUGHIN’ AT ME!

 

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

I’VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL FEELIN’

EVERYTHING’S GOING MY WAY

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

DANCERS and SINGERS, BARTENDERS, CUSTOMERS

(All cheer, whistle, hoot and hollar, as the next video begins. THEY also sing the words to Oklahoma, with the title changed to America)

THEY COULDN’T PICK A BETTER TIME TO START IN LIFE!

IT AIN’T TOO EARLY AND IT AIN’T TOO LATE

STARTIN AS A FARMER WITH A BRAND NEW WIFE

SOON BE LIV-IN IN A BRAND NEW STATE!

 

BRAND NEW STATE

GONNA TREAT YOU GREAT!

 

GONNA GIVE YOU BARLEY, CARROTS AND PER-TATERS

PASTURE FOR THE CATTLE

SPINACH AND TER-MAY-TERS

FLOWERS ON THE PRAIRIE WHERE THE JUNE BUGS ZOOM!

PLEN’Y OF AIR AND PLEN’Y OF ROOM

PLENTY OF ROOM TO SWING A ROPE PLEN’Y OF HEART AND PLEN’Y OF HOPE!

 

AMERICA WHERE THE WIND COMES SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAIN

AND THE WAVIN’ WHEAT CAN SURE SMELL SWEET

WHEN THE RAIN COMES RIGHT BEHIND THE RAIN

AMERICA EV’RY NIGHT MY HONEY LAMB AND I

SIT ALONE AND TALK, AND WATCH A HAWK

MAKING LAZY CIRCLES IN THE SKY

(BARTENDERS, CUSTOMERS and some sitting at the bar take out mini flashlights and make circles on the ceiling or wave their flags. AUDIENCE participation required also with those who received mini flashlights given out in the prop bags at the door when the AUDIENCE arrived)

WE KNOW WE BELONG TO THE LAND

(DANCERS and SINGERS dressed as Superior Court Judges enter the stage area and join in with the words and a dance number)

AND THE LAND WE BELONG TO IS GRAND

AND WHEN WE SAY

YEOW! A-YIP-I-O-EE-AY WE’RE ONLY SAYIN “YOU’RE DOING FINE AMERICA”

AMERICA, YOU’RE GAY

AMERICA WHERE THE WIND COMES SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAIN

AND THE WAVIN’ WHEAT CAN SURE SMELL SWEET

WHEN THE RAIN COMES RIGHT BEHIND THE RAIN

AMERICA EV’RY NIGHT MY HONEY LAMB AND I

SIT ALONE AND TALK, AND WATCH A HAWK

MAKING LAZY CIRCLES IN THE SKY

(BARTENDERS, CUSTOMERS and those sitting at the bar take out mini flashlights and make circles on the ceiling and wave their flags. AUDIENCE participation required also from mini flashlights handed out when they arrived)
WE KNOW WE BELONG TO THE LAND

AND THE LAND WE BELONG TO IS GRAND YIPPI-I YIPPI-I YIPPI-I

YIPPI-I

YIPPI-I

YIPPI-I

AND WHEN WE SAY

HEY! A-YIP-I-O-EE-AY WERE ONLY SAY-IN “YOU’RE DOING FINE AMERICA

AMERICA YOU’RE GAY” HOMO

(EVERYONE pointing to one another with their flashlights on) HOMO

(EVERYONE pointing to one another with their flashlights on)

HOMO

(EVERYONE pointing to one another with their flashlights on) HOMO

(EVERYONE pointing to one another with their flashlights on) HOMO

(EVERYONE pointing to one another with their flashlights on)

 

WE KNOW WE BELONG TO THE LAND

AND THE LAND WE BELONG TO IS GRAND
AND WHEN WE SAY

HEY! A-YIP-I-O-EE-AY WERE ONLY SAY-IN “YOU’RE DOING FINE AMERICA

AMERICA YOU’RE GAY”

(The bar settles down and GENUS DEI / AMANTIA engages ACACIUS in conversation)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Music Video 18 begins and depicts bias in life situations and people dealing with their emotions on the subject. It is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

ACACIUS, HAVE YOU EVER FELT STIGMATIZED WITH YOUR WEIGHT, BY OTHER PEOPLE?

 

 

ACACIUS

(Getting another Budweiser for GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

MANY TIMES. I’VE BEEN FAT MY WHOLE LIFE AND EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE DON’T DIRECTLY CONFRONT ME ABOUT MY WEIGHT NOW THAT I AM AN ADULT, I WAS BULLIED AND TEASED AS A CHILD. I ACTUALLY HAVE A THYROID PROBLEM AND THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY CONDITION. NO MATTER HOW I TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT OR DIET, MY THYROID INTERFERES AND THIS IS THE RESULT. (As HE takes his hand in a sweeping motion, outlining his body)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

THAT’S TOO BAD. I FEEL FOR YOU. PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL SOMETIMES.

 

 

ACACIUS

TELL ME ABOUT IT.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

WELL ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, YOU HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE AND PERSONALITY. YOU’RE GREAT WITH THE CUSTOMERS AND YOU REALLY DO A GREAT JOB ON KARAOKE NIGHT TOO.

 

ACACIUS

THANKS G D, I APPRECIATE THAT.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

A LOT OF THE PEOPLE I’VE MET OR HAVE HAD RELATIONSHIPS WITH IN THE PAST HAD STIGMAS ATTACHED TO THEIR PERSONALITIES. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY TAUGHT ME MANY OF MY LIFE’S LESSONS. THEY HELPED ME LEARN THAT IN ESSENCE, WE ARE ALL ONE. WE’RE NOT SEPARATE ENTITIES, LIKE WE THINK WE ARE.

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Dressed as the stigma THEY represent, enter the stage, sounding off)

I AM PEOPLE OF COLOR.

(Asian, African American and Hispanic combination)

I AM ALCOHOLIC.

I AM ANOREXIC.

I AM HANDICAPPED.

I AM ADDICT.

I AM MENTALLY ILL.

I AM TRANSVESTITE.

I AM HOMELESS.

I AM AIDS.

I AM OLD.

I AM SUICIDAL.

I AM GAY.

I AM CRIMINAL.

I AM PARENTS.

 

 

ACACIUS

(Breaks through the line from behind with arms and hands outstretched)

AND I AM FAT.

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Moves from the bar and approaches each stigma, then speaks)

FIRST OF ALL, ALL OF YOU TAUGHT ME SOME FORM OF LOVE.

 

(To PEOPLE OF COLOR)

YOU TAUGHT ME TO UNDERSTAND, NON-JUDGEMENT AND MIND BLINDNESS.

 

(To ALCOHOLIC)

YOU TAUGHT ME NOT TO BE A VICTIM, PATIENCE AND CARING

 

(To ANOREXIC)

YOU TAUGHT ME COURAGE AND SACRIFICE.

 

(To HANDICAPPED)

YOU TAUGHT ME HELPFULNESS AND INNER STRENGTH.

 

(To MENTALLY ILL)

YOU TAUGHT ME INNER GRIEF, SORROW AND KINDNESS.

 

(To TRANSVESTITE)

YOU TAUGHT ME THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AND FREEDOM FROM EXPECTATION.

 

(To HOMELESS)

YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO CARE AND LOVE OF THE COMMON GOOD.

 

(To AIDS, GENUS DEI gives him a warm hug)

YOU TAUGHT ME BRAVERY, HOW TO FIGHT, HOW TO DEAL WITH LOSS, BUT MOSTLY, HOW TO FOCUS ON SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES THE DISEASE. THIS SAVED MY LIFE.

 

(To OLD)

YOU TAUGHT ME WISDOM, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY.

 

(To SUICIDAL)

YOU TAUGHT ME ALL ABOUT PAIN, TO TALK ABOUT MY FEELINGS AND TO NEVER GIVE UP.

 

(To GAY)

YOU TAUGHT ME ACCEPTANCE, COMPASSION AND HOW TO LOVE MYSELF.

 

(To CRIMINAL)

YOU TAUGHT ME ABOUT SECOND CHANCES IN LIFE, HOW TO ACCEPT REJECTION AND ALL ABOUT HONESTY.

 

(To PARENTS)

YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE HUMBLE, HOW TO CONTROL MY EMOTIONS AND HOW TO LOVE OTHERS THROUGH SURRENDER.

 

(And to FAT)

YOU TAUGHT ME KINDNESS THROUGH SUFFERING, HOW TO LISTEN AND HOW TO HAVE FUN.

 

 

ACACIUS

(Steps in front to sing his song Stigmatosis sung to the music of Wand’rin Star by Lee Marvin 1969. Music Video 19 begins and shows people in all walks of life being helped and cared for by others. GENUS DEI returns to his bar stool. THE STIGMAS – DANCERS AND SINGERS – do the back-up humming and chorus. There is AUDIENCE participation with the help of EGNATIUS. HE asks the AUDIENCE to place the randomly named masks on, which were given out at the door when the AUDIENCE arrived. Words for the song are shown on the video screen)

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Long humming intro)

 

 

ACACIUS

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

LABELS YOU ARE GIVEN

MAKES LIFE NOT LIVIN’

WORDS OFFEND LIKE SMACK

IT’S AN ATTACK BEHIND MY BACK

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

CAN YOU SEE MY INSIDE?

LISTEN, I’M OKAY

WE MIGHT NOT KWOW HOW TO FIT IN

BUT WE’RE SAFE IN OUR OWN SKIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Singing chorus)

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YOU NEVER FIND

 

 

ACACIUS

WE NEED OUR RAINBOWS TOO

AND EARLY MORNING DEW

SAFE DREAMS THAT DON’T FALL THROUGH

TRUTHS BEHIND A MASK, AND ITS ADIEU

(The AUDIENCE is asked to take their masks off and throw it in the air)

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

 

ACACIUS, DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Return to their positions around the bar)

 

 

 

Scene 7

 

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

(Enters the bar dressed as an extremely handsome sexy cowboy and sits on an empty seat next to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. Music Video 20 begins in the background and is Anne Lennox’s Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This. DISTRACTIONS orders a drink from EGNAGIUS and begins a conversation with GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

 

 

EGNAGIUS

WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU SEXY?

(Leaning over the bar with forearms resting on the bar countertop, hands folded and staring into DISTRACTION’S eyes)

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

CAPTAIN AND COKE.

(EGNAGIUS pours DISTRACTIONS his drink)

 

 

ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Begin to act out the words from the video playing. EGNATIUS gathers together props, puts on a wig, and with ACACIUS THEY begin to act out scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey according to words from the video. THEY use clamps, whips and handcuffs. DANCERS AND SINGERS sitting around the bar stop their conversations and join in the laughter and carrying-on. GENUS DEI AND DISTRACTIONS both begin to laugh and start their conversation)

 

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS – BY EURYTHMICS ©

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

 

 

ACACIUS

(Places a wig on his head and approaches GENUS DEI / AMANTIA sitting at the bar. Holding a pair of handcuffs and a whip motions to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

HOLD OUT YOUR HANDS G D.

(ACACIUS places the handcuffs on GD and symbolically begins to whip G D’S hands)

THAT WILL KEEP THE CUSTOMERS SAFE FROM YOUR WANDERING HANDS.

(CUSTOMERS and DISTRACTION begin to laugh)

SOME OF THEM WANT TO USE YOU

(ACACIUS turns his backside to EGNATIUS, who then pseudo whips him)

SOME OF THEM WANT TO GET USED BY YOU

(EGNATIUS turns his backside to ACACIUS, who then pseudo whips him)

SOME OF THEM WANT TO BE ABUSED

(ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS both put clamps on their shirts nipple height, and smile profusely during the lyrics in the next line)

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS hold their arms up with palms outstretched to the ceiling in a questioning manner)

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS put their hand over their eyes looking out with their heads turning from side to side)

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

 

 

ACACIUS

(Removes the handcuffs from G D, points to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and sings the next four lines of the song to him directly)

 

HOLD YOUR HEAD UP

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

HOLD YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

HOLD YOUR HEAD UP

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

HOLD YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, MOVIN’ ON

 

SOME OF THEM WANT TO USE YOU

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS re-enact the series of motions from the verse before, during this verse, except handcuffing GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

SOME OF THEM WANT TO GET USED BY YOU

SOME OF THEM WANT TO BE ABUSED

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

 

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

WHO AM I TO DISAGREE?

I TRAVEL THE WORLD

AND THE SEVEN SEAS

EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

 

SONGWRITERS

LENNOX, ANNIE / STEWART, DAVID ALLAN

PUBLISHED BY

LYRICS © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

(Music Video 21 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Turning to DISTRACTION, while checking him out)

IT TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK TO GET A BODY LIKE YOURS.

 

 

DISTRACTION

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

THANK YOU.

(Pause, while sizing GENUS DEI / AMANTIA up)

WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

GENUS DEI, …G D FOR SHORT. AND YOURS?

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

DISTRACTIONS. WHAT BRINGS YOU OUT TONIGHT?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

I ENJOY THE FUN AND VIDEOS HERE AND I FELT LIKE GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR THE NIGHT. YOU?

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

IT’S MY NIGHT OFF AND I GET TO DO WHO AND WHAT I LIKE TONIGHT, FOR A CHANGE.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

I’M AN ESCORT. MOST OF THE TIME, I DON’T HAVE A CHOICE. I HAVE TO SLEEP WITH WHOEVER PAYS. JUST LIKE EVERYONE’S DAY JOBS. YOU SLEEP/WORK WITH WHOEVER PAYS THE BILLS. TONIGHT I GET MY FREEDOM TO CHOOSE. BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF, OR SHOULD I SAY,

(With a sexy tone and smile, leaning towards GENUS DEI)

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Laughing and teasing at the same time)

WAITING FOR YOU.

(DISRACTIONS starts to laugh)

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

ARE YOU LOCAL?

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

YES, I JUST LIVE TWO AND A HALF BLOCKS FROM HERE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IT?

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

(Laughing)

WOE! I THOUGHT I WAS QUICK.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

WELL THEN, WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU FELT OLD AGE CREEPIN’ ON?

(DISTRACTIONS listening, then laughing)

I’M JUST JOKING. ACTUALLY, I’M PRETTY HARMLESS. NO THREAT HERE.

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

I CAN SEE THAT. YOU’RE GREAT FUN.  LET’S GET OUT OF HERE AND PARTY!

(TEMPTATION who has been watching the situation and following the conversation from close by, steps in)

 

 

TEMPTATION

(Somewhat sexy, yet sarcastic in tone, all the while eyeing DISTRACTIONS and putting her hands on his shoulders and back)

G D, YOU SHOULD TAKE DISTRACTIONS UP ON HIS OFFER. AFTER ALL, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT SEX IS ALL ABOUT YOU SHOULD GO HOME WITH HIM AND NOT WAIT AROUND FOR A PRIEST.

(Everyone begins to laugh)

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

(Gets up and moves to center stage for his song Be Honest To Me in the style of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean) (Music Video 22 begins and the DANCERS leave their bar stools and chairs for a routine that is sexy and provocative. A combination of Country & Western Shadow Dancing with sexy push-ups on each other and seductive moves in time to the video)

 

COME ON DANCE WITH ME

(This line sung while gesturing and directing the song to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

MY APOLOGIES, PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I’M DOING MY JOB

DON’T CONDEM ME

MY CHARMS ARE MY MISSION

YOU’VE GOT NEEDS

LET’S BRING THEM TO FRUITION

LET’S DO THESE DEEDS

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

CHORUS

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR DOLLARS FOR COLLARS

(HE jumps on top of a table holding and waving a neck collar)

WILL MAKE YOU HOLLAR

I’LL BE NUDE AND LESS THAN RUDE

(HE rips his shirt off. Cheers and whistles from the CUSTOMERS)

YOUR SECRETS ARE SAFE WITH ME

YOU’LL SEE

JUST BE HONEST AND TALK TO ME

(Jumping down from the table and getting close to GENUS DEI)

I’VE GOT A DEGREE

I’M INTELLIGENT AND CAREFREE

LIVE YOUR HIDDEN DESIRES

TO PUT OUT THOSE BURNING FIRES

(Gesturing towards GENUS DEI’S torso)

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Joining in)

CHORUS

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

A ROLL OF DICE IS YOUR PRICE

HAPPINESS OR GUILT TO THE HILT

MY TOUCH CAN MAKE YOU MELT

(Touching GENUS DEI)

MY TORSO FOREVER FELT

(Taking GENUS DEI / AMANTIA’S hands and placing them on his hips)

AND LIPS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET

(Kissing GENUS DEI on the neck)

ANYONE YOU’VE EVER MET

CHOOSE ME FOR YOUR DEED

AND THE SEED YOU NEED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

CHORUS

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR HIDDEN THOUGHTS

ARE FREE TO LIVE

ALL YOUR NEEDS

I TRULY GIVE

LET’S STAY LATE, YOUR FANTASY CREATE

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE

GIVE ME YOUR VOICE

I’M YOURS FOR THE NIGHT

LET’S MAKE IT RIGHT

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

CHORUS

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTIONS

(To GENUS DEI)

WHAT DO YOU SAY G D?

(DANCERS return to their previous seating. DISTRACTION moves closer to GENUS DEI and TEMPTATION. Music Video 23 begins and is non-committal background music which allows stage talking)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To DISTRACTIONS)

WELL, YOU’RE CHARMING AND CERTAINLY ENTERTAINING. YOU HAVE EVERY SEXUAL FACET A PERSON COULD DESIRE, AND I AM QUITE TEMPTED. BUT I’VE ALREADY BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE, SO I’M CONTENT TONIGHT TO STAY PUT. HAVE A GREAT TIME THIS EVENING, I ENJOYED OUR CONVERSATION. I WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR SEARCH AND SAVE SOME OF THAT LOVIN’ FOR YOURSELF.

(As DISTRACTIONS begins to walk away, GENUS DEI / AMANTIA grabs DISTRACTIONS arm, raises his hand curved like a telephone receiver to his ear, and with a teasing laugh, says)

BY THE WAY, CALL ME.

(DISTRACTIONS, laughing but disappointed and accepting, moves towards THE TRIUMVERATE and TEMPTATION. THEY start a conversation. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA takes a seat at one of the tables close by the bar.

 

 

Scene 8

 

 

EVIL

(Enters the bar with three hooded SHADOW GHOSTS who have a demonic presence. Music Video 24 begins and depicts darkening clouds, windy scenes and turmoil. The music starts with heavy organ from Toccata and Fugue and transitions to Vivaldi’s Storm for EVIL’S high energy song. The lights are timed to EVIL’S entrance with HER SHADOW GHOSTS and dim as THEY make their way through the bar towards TEMPTATION, INNOCENCE and the DANCERS and SINGERS. The SHADOW GHOSTS presence is enhanced on the video. THEY swoop in and out of the lighting and CUSTOMERS, sometimes seen, sometimes hidden. VOICE OF REASON re-enters the bar, sees what is happening and joins GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA watches closely from his table, but as EVIL displays her recklessness, GENUS DEI confronts EVIL while SHE sings her song)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To VOICE OF REASON)

HEY V O R, WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE?

(Motioning towards EVIL and her SHADOW GHOSTS)

THEY LOOK LIKE BAD NEWS.

 

VOICE OF REASON

MAYBE, I KIND OF GIVE PEOPLE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. LET’S JUDGE THEM BY THEIR ACTIONS.

 

 

EVIL

(Approaches TEMPTATION and INNOCENCE – Spoken)

I’M A SIGHT

AND NOTHING BRIGHT

JUST YOUR WORST FRIGHT

AND BARREN AS BLIGHT

I MAKE DEADMEN RISE, THEN COME ALIVE

(Gesturing with her hand)

DOUBT YOURSELF AND YOU’LL NEVER THRIVE

I HAVE RESONANCE THAT YOU WON’T LIKE TO FEEL

AND INVISIBLE TOUCHES THAT WILL MAKE YOU KNEEL

TRUST ME

(Laughing hauntingly)

HA, HA, HA, HA, HA

I’M EVIL AS CAN BE

(INNOCENCE shrinks in EVIL’S presence. EVIL senses INNOCENT’S fear and pressures her with the SHADOW GHOSTS. INNOCENCE moves towards GENUS DEI and VOICE OF REASON for protection, but as SHE gets close to them, EVIL waves her hand and the drinks on INNOCENCE’S tray jump off the tray and hit the floor. EVIL not satisfied with the fear SHE’S created continues to break liquor bottles on the shelves behind the bar, with a sweep of her hand. Her SHADOW GHOSTS swarm some of the DANCERS and SINGERS and THEY run from the bar or collapse from the weight of the SHADOW GHOST’S evil)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

G D, THAT SAYS IT ALL. I’LL PROTECT INNOCENCE AND TEMPTATION. IT’S TIME YOU CONFRONTED EVIL.

(VOICE OF REASON jumps towards INNOCENCE and TEMPTATION and moves them to the side for protection)

 

 

EVIL

(Begins a duet with GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. Her song is called Darkness and Light)

LISTEN CLOSELY TO MY SOUND

(Heavy organ with drums, eerie sounds)

IT’S DARKNESS FROM DEEP IN THE GROUND

(Deep rumbling)

UNLIKE THOSE WHO ARE CROWNED

(Trumpets sounding)

MY POWER IS UNBOUND

(Laughing hauntingly again, raising her arms and hands in a sweeping motion, heavy thunder)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto, strong, powerful, but calm)

TRUE POWER IS WITHIN

YOUR POWER IS A DISGUISE

YOU CANNOT WIN

PAST AND FUTURE ARE NOT WISE

YOU ONLY NEED HERE AND NOW TO BEGIN

 

 

EVIL

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA tauntingly)

TO DENY ME IS TO DENY GOOD

DON’T YOU WISH YOU COULD?

LACK OF LOVE IS YOUR SYMPHONY

MORE LOVE IS YOUR ONLY SYMMETRY

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto, To EVIL)

THIS ILLUSION YOU SEED

NEEDS SURRENDER DECREED

THE DIFFERENCES IN OTHERS

MUST BE LOVED

LIKE BABIES BY MOTHERS

 

 

EVIL AND GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Soprano – Duet together)

WE’RE IN AGREEMENT THEN

(Facing each other)

WE WILL BE IN HEAVEN

WHEN WE LEARN TO LOVE HELL

WHERE MINDS OF NO RESISTANCE DWELL

WHEN WE LOVE AS MUCH AS WE CAN

FROM WHEREVER WE BEGAN

DARKNESS IS JUST A VANEER

HIDING LIGHT THAT IS CLEAR

DARKNESS IS CONTRACTION

LIGHTNESS AN EXPANSION

JUST BELIEVE THAT ON ALL LEVELS

WE’RE INTER-DEPENDENT VESSELS

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Contralto, beaming with light from his chest, to EVIL)

DISAPPOINTING NEWS

YOU HAVE NO OUT, BUT TO CHOOSE

(Pointing at EVIL)

WHEN WE LOVE ENOUGH

WE CONQUER YOUR EVIL’S BLUFF

TAKE YOUR SCAVENGERS AND MUSE

AND YOUR FALSE SALVATION RUSE

THIS PARTING YOU CAN’T REFUSE

BE GONE, BE GONE, YOU LOSE

BE GONE, BE GONE, YOU LOSE

(EVIL and the SHADOW GHOSTS disappear. Peace is restored while the BARTENDERS start to clean up the broken glass and CUSTOMERS restore themselves. A small LATIN LADY enters the bar carrying a bundle of long stem roses)

 

 

LATIN LADY

(With the words rolling off her tongue and a strong accent, SHE approaches guests in the bar)

R O S A S, R O S A S. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO BUY A MEMORY?

(The curtain closes and the lights dim to intermission. Lighted roses are handed out during intermission to those in the AUDIENCE or left on their chairs)

 

 

INTERMISSION

 

 

ACT II

 

KARAOKE NIGHT

 

Scene 1

 

(DANCERS and SINGERS are milling around the bar. Music Video 1 begins and is a talk over background video. GENUS DEI / AMANTIA is sitting at the bar with an empty seat beside him, talking with EGNATIUS. The other seats surrounding GENUS DEI are all filled with DANCERS AND SINGERS. ACACIUS is setting up Karaoke. TRIUMVERATE and TEMPTATON re-appear and mix with the CUSTOMERS. INNOCENCE with a noticeable change in personality, serves drinks to those in the bar. SHE is dressed differently with a glamorous, more confident look)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To EGNATIUS)

THAT WAS QUITE THE EVENING YESTERDAY. HAS EVERYONE RECOVERED?

 

 

EGNATIUS

I THINK SO. HERE’S HOPING IT’LL BE A KINDER TYPE OF NIGHT TONIGHT.

 

 

ACACIUS

(To ALL, speaking into his microphone)

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. I’M YOUR HOST ACACIUS AND TONIGHT WE HAVE KARAOKE WHICH WILL BEGIN SHORTLY AS SOON AS I FINISH SETTING UP. IF YOU HAVE ANY SONGS YOU’D LIKE TO SING, JUST WRITE DOWN YOUR CHOICES AND BRING THEM OVER TO ME. I’LL BE SURE TO GET YOU PLACED ON THE STAGE. YOUR BARTENDER TONIGHT IS EGNATIUS AND YOUR SERVER LOOKING AFER YOU IS INNOCENCE. GET TO KNOW THEM AND YOUR NEIGHBORS. I SEE SOME REGULARS HERE; THE TRUMVERATE AND TEMPTATION; WELCOME. OH AND LOOK, IT’S YOU AGAIN GENUS DEI.

(To GENUS DEI pointing)

YOU BE GOOD AND LEAVE THE CUSTOMERS ALONE.

(With a kidding smile and laughter)

ALL OF YOU GET READY TO HAVE A GREAT TIME.

 

 

HUBRIS

(Enters the bar and takes the seat next to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and instantly introduces himself with fanfare and bravado)

HI, I’M HUBRIS. I FLEW INTO PALM SPRINGS TODAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE PILOT’S CONVENTION. I HAVE MY OWN PLANE, AND I’VE BEEN FLYING PLANES FOR TWENTY YEARS.

(Noticing the bartender)

BARTENDER, CAN I GET A SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS?

(Back to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

I PARKED MY PLANE AT THE MAIN HANGAR BECAUSE IT’S LARGER THAN THE OTHERS. AS I SEE IT, ALL THE SMALL PLANES BELONG ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, ANYWAY.BY THE WAY, DID I TEEL YOU, I’M ALSO A REAL ESTATE BROKER?

(EGNATIUS pours HUBRIS’S drink)

I’M REALLY GREAT AT WHAT I DO, AND IT’S MADE ME RICH, GOTTEN ME A BIG HOUSE AND WHATEVER I WANT.

(HUBRIS takes a sip of his drink)

UGGH, THAT’S CRAP!

(Waving at EGNATIUS to come over)

BARTENDER! CHANGE THIS TO CROWN ROYAL.

(Back to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

MY HOUSE IS FOUR THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, I HAVE A LIVE IN MAID, A  PERSONAL ASSISTANT AND, I HAVE A DRIVER TO TAKE ME ANYWHERE I NEED TO GO.

(CUSTOMERS sitting close by who have heard the conversation so far, look at HUBRIS and begin to get up and leave for another area. EGNATIUS switches out his drink and HUBRIS takes a sip)

THAT’S BETTER

(To himself)

I HAVE TWO MERCEDES, A BMW AND A RANGE ROVER AND EVERYTHING IS PAID FOR.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To HUBRIS)

YOU’RE FORTUNATE.

 

 

HUBRIS

(Noticing the CUSTOMERS leaving their barstools, HE speaks to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA.  In the background, Music Video 2 begins on the screen. It’s Help by the Beatles. HUBRIS keeps talking while Help is playing on the video screen)

 

HELP©

 

Writer(s): Paul McCartney, Michael Allen Patton, Bill Gould, John Lennon, Roddy Christopher Bottum, Michael Andrew Bordin, James Blanco Martin Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Vomit God, Big Thrilling Music

 

HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY

HELP, JUST NOT ANYBODY

HELP, YOU KNOW I NEED SOMEONE

HELP!

 

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY

I NEVER NEEDED ANYBODY’S HELP IN ANY WAY

BUT NOW THESE DAYS ARE GONE I’M NOT SO SELF-ASSURED

NOW I FIND I’VE CHANGED MY MIND AND OPENED UP THE DOORS

 

HELP ME IF YOU CAN, I’M FEELING DOWN

AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING ‘ROUND

HELP ME GET MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND

WON’T YOU PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME?

 

AND NOW MY LIFE HAS CHANGED IN SO MANY WAYS

MY INDEPENDENCE SEEMS TO VANISH IN THE HAZE

BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN I FEEL SO INSECURE

I KNOW THAT I JUST NEED YOU LIKE I’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE

 

HELP ME IF YOU CAN, I’M FEELING DOWN

AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING ‘ROUND

HELP ME GET MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND

WON’T YOU PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME?

 

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY

I NEVER NEEDED ANYBODY’S HELP IN ANY WAY

BUT NOW THESE DAYS ARE GONE I’M NOT SO SELF-ASSURED

NOW I FIND I’VE CHANGED MY MIND AND OPENED UP THE DOORS

 

HELP ME IF YOU CAN, I’M FEELING DOWN

AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING ‘ROUND

HELP ME GET MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND

WON’T YOU PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME?

HELP ME, HELP ME, OOO

 

HUBRIS

(To GENUS DEI)

YOU KNOW, I SEE THESE PEOPLE AROUND ME LEAVE AND I’VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION PEOPLE EITHER LOVE ME OR HATE ME. I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIGUER IT OUT. LIKE TONIGHT FOR INSTANCE. I SIGNED UP FOR THE AWARDS DINNER, BUT WHEN I GOT TO MY ASSIGNED TABLE AND STARTED TALKING, NO ONE WOULD ANSWER ME. I TRIED NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS, BUT EVERYONE JUST IGNORED ME. SO, I GOT TICKED, LEFT AND CAME HERE. I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. I’M REALLY A HANDSOME GUY, I’M RICH, I’M INTELLIGENT AND,

(Emphasizing)

I HAVE A BIG PENIS TOO. YOU’D THINK PEOPLE WOULD BE IMPRESSED AT HOW GREAT I AM.

(More CUSTOMERS who hear his conversation move away)

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To HUBRIS)

HMMM, THERE’S AN OLD STORY ABOUT A MAN WHO TOLD THE BUDDHA, I WANT HAPPINESS. THE BUDDHA REPLIED,”FIRST REMOVE THE ‘I’, THAT’S EGO. THEN REMOVE ‘WANT’, THAT’S DESIRE. AND NOW ALL YOU’RE LEFT WITH IS HAPPINESS.” YOUR PERSONALITY SEEMS TO RUB PEOPLE THE WRONG WAY. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE FRIENDS AND PEOPLE AROUND YOU, YOU HAVE TO COME INTO FLOW WITH LIFE. OPEN UP AND LET LIFE FLOW THROUGH YOU. YOU ARE A PART OF LIFE, NOT SUPERIOR TO LIFE. DOES THAT HELP YOU?

(HUBRIS looks at GENUS DEI / AMANTIA in a thoughtful way, while absorbing what was said. HE gets up and begins his song Who Am I? done to music which reflects ABBA’s style. Music Video 3 enhances the song)

 

HUBRIS

 

I KEEP ASKING

WHO AM I?

I SEEM TO KNOW

I AM ALL SHOW

BUT DEEP INSIDE

I DO NOTHING BUT HIDE

MY FEELINGS AND EMOTION

FROM THIS ENDLESS OCEAN

WHAT’S THE SECRET TO FREEDOM

AND THE KEY TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN?

 

(HUBRIS, turning and looking at himself in a mirror)

 

I MUST ADMIT I HAVE AFFECTION FOR ME

I AM HANDSOME, RICH AND SO INTO ME

WHO NEEDS OTHERS WHEN I HAVE ME

GLOROIUS AND RESPLENDENT FOR ALL TO SEE

I KNOW I’M NOT GOD, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ME

OTHERS ARE SO ENVIOUS, THIS I CAN SEE

I’M PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL AND ALL FOR EFFECT

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Join in)

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

OH ME, OH MY, OH WOW

I AM RIFE WITH GOLD, AND NOT VERY OLD

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE

(Sound of airplane engines)

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

OH ME, OH MY, OH WOW

I AM RIFE WITH GOLD, AND NOT VERY OLD

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE

(Sound of airplane engines)

 

 

HUBRIS

HAVE YOU SEEN ALL MY THINGS?

ALL GRAND AND THE SAME AS KINGS

MY PLANE HAS MASSIVE WINGS

AND MY HOME RESTS ABOVE NATURAL SPRINGS

JUST LOOK AT MY INCREDIBLE HAIR

MY BODY, GOOD LOOKS AND CLOTHES IF YOU DARE

DO YOU BLAME PEOPLE WHO LOVE MY FLARE?

I LOVE IT WHEN THEY CARE TO STARE

 

BUT WHY CAN’T I FACE MY INSIDE?

MAYBE I WON’T LIKE WHAT ABIDES

WILL I BE SHALLOW OR EVEN HOLLOW?

CAN I CURB MY EGO TIDES?

WILL I HATE MYSELF AND WALLOW?

SOMEONE SAVE ME FROM MY MISGUIDES

HELP ME WITH WHO DECIDES

I JUST WANT TO KNOW, WHO AM I?

(Pauses for a moment while looking at himself in the mirror again)

BUT THEN AGAIN, IN THE END, I JUST WANT ME

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Join in)

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

(Looking in the mirror again)

OH ME, OH MY, OH WOW

I AM RIFE WITH GOLD, AND NOT VERY OLD

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE

(Sound of airplane engines)

 

HUBRIS

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

OH ME, OH MY, OH WOW

I AM RIFE WITH GOLD, AND NOT VERY OLD

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME AND MY LIFE

(Sound of airplane engines)

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

(Looking in the mirror again)

AND I AM SO OUT OF HERE

(Sound of an airplane taking off)

 

 

HUBRIS

(Approaches GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

THANKS FOR NOT LEAVING ME ALL ALONE AT THE BAR.

(Then after looking over and seeing TEMPTATION, who winks and THE TRIUMVERATE, who smiles and waves HUBRIS over, abruptly says)

I HAVE A LOT TO THINK ABOUT. SEE YOU LATER, I HAVE TO GO.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(Nodding to HUBRIS)

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

(HUBRIS leaves to join TEMPTATION and THE TRIUMVERATE. When HUBRIS finally leaves, THE TRIUMVERATE, does another little victory tap dance. VOICE OF REASON enters the bar, sees GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and joins him at the bar)

 

 

Scene 2

 

 

ACACIUS

(Standing at the Karaoke station. Music Video 4, Part 1 begins and leads into I Don’t Like Sleeping In My Own Bed)

OKAY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE’RE GOING TO START OUR KARAOKE OFF TONIGHT WITH ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BARTENDERS. EGNATIUS HAS WRITTEN A PERSONAL SONG AND HE’S GOING TO SING IT FOR YOU TONIGHT.

 

 

EGNATIUS

(Leaves the bar area and walks over to the stage while transforming into his alter ego. HE takes the elastic out of his hair, revealing long wild hair. HE removes his work shirt, which covered his arms, to reveal tattoos and rocker wear. HE grabs the mike to sing his song; I Don’t Like Sleeping In My Own Bed. It’s a rock ballad balanced out with tenderness. Music Video 4, Part 2 begins and depicts the treadmill of life and the constant desire we have to break free from the never ending cycle of repetition. DANCERS and SINGERS join in as chorus)

 

SLOW INTRO…….

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

LIFE IS A SMOTHER AND ICE IS ITS COVER

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

 

 

EGNATIUS

WOO….OOAH!

STOP!

NOT TOO CLOSE

I MAY START TO OPEN MY HEART

 

KEYBOARD RIFF

 

I DREAM I’M NAKED,

WALKING

ON STREETS OF HOME

SOMEONE NEXT TO ME IS TALKING,

ABOUT THE PAST

AND HOW NOTHING LASTS

BUILDINGS ARE NEW, BUT OLD

IN PLATINUM AND GOLD

MY LIFE IS MADE KNOWN

PASSING FLOWERS OVERGROWN

IT’S AN UNFINISHED BRIDGE

TO NO-WHERE

WITH A MARKET VACANT AND BARE

PEOPLE AROUND ME, STOPPING TO STARE

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

LIFE IS A SMOTHER AND ICE IS ITS COVER

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

 

 

EGNATIUS

WOO…OOAH!

STOP!

NOT TOO CLOSE

I MAY START

TO OPEN MY HEART

I’M ALONE, EMPTY

BUT NOT FREE

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

AS I LOOK UP FROM WHERE I LIE

I KNOW I DID NOT DIE

MY BODY SUSPENDED IN SILVER THREADS

WITH GLIMMERING FACETS ALL IN SHREDS

THE DETAILS ARE UNRECOGNIZABLE

BUT NOT ALL IS IN VAIN

THIS IS ALL THAT MAKES ME WHOLE,

BARREN AND SANE

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

LIFE IS A SMOTHER AND ICE IS ITS COVER

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

 

 

EGNATIUS

WOO…OOAH!

STOP!

NOT TOO CLOSE

I MAY START

TO OPEN MY HEART

I’M ALONE, EMPTY

BUT NOT FREE

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

AROUND ME IS LIFE

SO I TEXT FOR LOVE

ABANDONED BY FLAKES

REJECTED BY FAKES

I NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE ME

AND NOT JUST FROM ABOVE

LIFE’S LEAVING ME BEHIND

MAKING ME BLIND

LIKE MOST HUMANKIND

EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING

AND EVERYONE GETS NOTHING

NO ONE IS TRUSTING

BECAUSE EVERYONE IS RUSTING

MAKE ME A ROCKSTAR, PORNSTAR

MAYBE NO STAR

JUST GET ME OUT OF THIS BAR

I JUST NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

LIFE IS A SMOTHER AND ICE IS ITS COVER

ONE GLASS FOLLOWS ANOTHER, FOLLOWS ANOTHER

(CUSTOMERS begin to clink glasses together around the bar)

 

EGNATIUS

WOO…OOAH!

STOP!

NOT TOO CLOSE

I MAY START

TO OPEN MY HEART

I’M ALONE, EMPTY

BUT NOT FREE

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

I SEE, I FEEL

BUT I DON’T LIKE SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

THERE’S NOTHING THERE FOR ME

 

 

EGNATIUS

I’M ALONE, NOT FREE AND NEED SOMEONE TO SLEEP WITH ME

 

 

CUSTOMERS

(All clapping)

 

EGNATIUS

(Returns to his BARTENDER persona as HE makes his way back to the bar. Meanwhile two CUSTOMERS who are sitting at the bar lean over the bar counter to talk to EGNATIUS)

 

 

TWO CUSTOMERS

(To EGNATIUS)

SAY EGNATIUS, WE KNOW A ROCK BAND WHO IS LOOKING FOR A LEAD GUITARIST/SINGER AND IS GOING ON TOUR IN EUROPE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET THEM?

(THEY continue to talk as CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN, two youthful ladies dressed similar to Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in the video Two Little Girls From Little Rock, enter the bar. THEY give a slip of paper with song titles to ACACIUS and then take the two seats next to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and VOICE OF REASON. In the background, Musical Video 5 begins and plays scenes and music from the 40’s – 50’s)

 

 

Scene 3

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To CHANGE and THE UNKNOWN)

HI LADIES. YOU’RE LOOKING DAZZLING TONIGHT.

 

 

CHANGE

(To GENUS DEI / AMANTIA)

THANK YOU. WE’RE SINGING LATER AND WE THOUGHT WE’D DRESS TO EMPHASIZE THE SONGS WE SING.

 

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(To CHANGE and THE UNKNOWN)

WELL, YOU BOTH LOOK GREAT!

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

(To CHANGE and THE UNKNOWN)

DITTO! GOOD LUCK LADIES!

 

 

ACACIUS

(To ALL)

WE’VE GOT CHANGE AND THE UNKOWN COMING UP TO DO THE NEXT NUMBER. THEY’RE GOING TO SING CHER’S SHOOP SHOOP SONG, IT’S IN HIS KISS. COME ON UP GALS.

(Musical Video 6 begins and is Cher’s song)

 

(Shoop, Shoop Song) It’s In His Kiss by Cher ©

 

Writer(s): Rudy Clark Copyright: Alley Music Corp., Trio Music Co. Inc.

 

DOES HE LOVE ME? I WANT TO KNOW

HOW CAN I TELL IF HE LOVES ME SO?

 

(IS IT IN HIS EYES?)

OH NO, YOU’LL BE DECIEVED

(IS IT IN HIS EYES?)

OH NO, HE’LL MAKE BELIEVE

 

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IF HE LOVES YOU SO (SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

 

IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS, OH YEAH)

 

(OR IS IT IN HIS FACE?)

OH NO, IT’S JUST HIS CHARMS

(IN HIS WARM EMBRACE?)

OH NO, THAT’S JUST HIS ARMS

 

IF YOU WANNA KNOW

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IF HE LOVES YOU SO

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

 

IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

OH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

WHOA, HUG HIM AND SQUEEZE HIM TIGHT

FIND OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

IF IT’S LOVE, IF IT REALLY IS

IT’S THERE IN HIS KISS

 

(HOW ABOUT THE WAY HE ACTS?)

OH NO, THAT’S NOT THE WAY

AND YOU’RE NOT LISTENING TO ALL I SAY

AND IF YOU WANNA KNOW

 

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IF HE LOVES YOU SO

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

OH, OH, OH IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

WHOA, HUG HIM AND SQUEEZE HIM TIGHT

FIND OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW

IF IT’S LOVE, IF IT REALLY IS

IT’S THERE IN HIS KISS

 

(HOW ABOUT THE WAY HE ACTS?)

OH NO, THAT’S NOT THE WAY

AND YOU’RE NOT LISTENING TO ALL I SAY

AND IF YOU WANNA KNOW

 

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IF HE LOVES YOU SO

(SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP)

IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

OH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

OH YEAH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

(IT’S IN HIS KISS)

 

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

OOH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

OOH, OH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

OOH, OH, IT’S IN HIS KISS

(THAT’S WHERE IT IS)

 

CUSTOMERS

(ALL clapping)

 

 

ACACIUS

(To ALL)

NICE JOB LADIES, NICE JOB! I SEE YOU BOTH HAVE ANOTHER SONG YOU’RE GOING TO SING. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS ONE IS CALLED: INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS. I GUESS THAT EXPLAINS WHY YOU’RE TAKING YOUR HIGH HEELS OFF.

(CHANGE and THE UNKNOWN remove their high heels and hold them in their hands. THEY commit to a cheeky sultry song and dance routine using the piano and bar stools. THE TRIUMVERATE become the backup dancers and do stylized light tap during the chorus. Music Video 7 begins and depicts scenes from the song)

 

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

CHANGE

WE’RE YOUNG AND FULL OF ENERGY

IN A HOSTILE WORLD OF SYNERGY

CONSTANT CHANGE CREATES

UNAWARENESS AND EXCHANGE

LEARNING BECOMES AN EXPERIENCE

THAT ALLOWS YOUTHS DISAPPEARANCE

AND LIFE AROUND YOU

MORPHS INTO PERSERVERANCE

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

THE UNKNOWN

OUR INVISIBILE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

ARE LOFTY IDEALS

(Holding their shoes high into the air)

FALLING IN LOVE HIDES AND CONCEALS

THE UNKNOWN AND ALL ITS ORDEALS

IN A WORLD OF UNOPENED OYSTERS

WE DEVOUR NEWNESS IN CLOISTERS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS BECOME PEARLS

AND DISCOVERY IS REPLACED BY BURLS

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

 

CERTAINTY OF AGE

INVISIBLE FROM OUR CAGE

MAKES LIFE A CHARADE

OTHERS SEE OLD

EVEN THOUGH

WE HAVE INNER GOLD

MOMENTS DISAPPEAR

AND BECOME UNCLEAR

THEIR TIME HAS ARRIVED

AND LEFT US DEPRIVED

LIKE THE FINAL SEQUEL

THAT LEAVES US ALL EQUAL

 

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

 

 

CUSTOMERS

(There’s clapping, whistles and cheers. CHANGES and THE UNKNOWN step off stage, then follow THE TRIUMVERATE and join TEMPTATION over at their bar location)

 

 

Scene 4

 

 

ACACIUS

WE HAVE A LAPSE OF SINGERS RIGHT NOW, SO I’M GOING TO PLAY A VIDEO CALLED ‘HOPE, THE DREAM’. VOICE OF REASON IS GOING TO COME UP TO THE STAGE HERE, TO GIVE YOU THE DETAILS AS THE VIDEO PLAYS. COME ON UP VOICE OF REASON.

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Perform a modern dance number to instrumental music while Music Video 8 plays. Think John Barry’s music from Out of Africa / Somewhere in Time theme songs. The video depicts all of the scenes VOICE OF REASON describes)

 

 

VOICE OF REASON

THIS DREAM HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER GENUS DEI / AMANTIA ARRIVED HERE. IT GAVE HIM HOPE. MUCH MORE THAN A LUCID DREAM, IT WAS LIKE IT HAD BEEN PROGRAMMED INTO HIS DNA. FOR WEEKS AFTERWARDS IT PERMEATED HIS THOUGHTS AND STILL DOES TO THIS DAY.

 

HE WAS RIDING A HORSE AND BECAME AWARE OF A SECOND HORSE AND RIDER BESIDE HIM. IT WASN’T CLEAR AS TO WHO WAS THE SECOND RIDER. HE LOOKED AT THE HORSES AND THEY WERE THIN AND WEAK. ONE WAS PALE BROWN IN COLOR AND THE OTHER WAS A DARKER BROWN. THEY WERE DRIVING CATTLE THROUGH AN AREA THAT LOOKED LIKE DESERT. SMALL TUFFS OF GRASS WERE VISIBLE THROUGH THE SAND, WHICH THE CATTLE WERE TRYING TO EAT. THE CATTLE THEMSELVES WERE WEAK LOOKING, AND THEIR SKELETON BONES WERE STARTING TO SHOW UNDER THEIR HIDES. AS THEY RODE ALONG, THE VIEW BECAME INCREASINGLY DESOLATE. THERE WAS BLOWING SAND, THE GRASS DISAPPEARED AND THE COLOR OF EVERYTHING BECAME A BLEAK DULL BROWN. AS THEY RODE, THE CATTLE AND HORSES BEGAN TO LOSE WEIGHT. IT CAME TO A POINT THAT THE BONES OF THE ANIMALS STARTED TO PROTUDE THROUGH THEIR SKINS. THEY BECAME SKIN AND BONE. SOME CATTLE DROPPED AND DIED.

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, THEY CAME TO A WHITE GATE. THEY LOOKED ACROSS INTO THE AREA ON THE OTHER SIDE AND IT LOOKED JUST AS DESOLATE AS WHAT THEY’D BEEN TRAVELLING THROUGH. OUT OF NO WHERE A VOICE SAID: “COME IN, THERE IS PLENTY HERE”.

(Timed to the words spoken from the video)

AS SOON AS THE VOICE ENDED, THE GATE OPENED. LOOKING ACROSS GENUS DEI / AMANTIA TURNED AND SAID, “WELL IT CAN’T BE ANY WORSE THAN WHAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH; WE MAY AS WELL GO AHEAD”.

(Timed to the words spoken from the video).

THEY STARTED TO MOVE THE CATTLE FORWARD. GRASS STARTED TO GROW FROM THE SAND. THE FURTHER THEY MOVED ALONG, THE STONGER THE GRASS GREW. THE CATTLE BEGAN TO EAT. SO DID THE HORSES, AND THE SURROUNDINGS BECAME BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER IN COLOR. THE ANIMALS ALL REGAINED THEIR NORMAL WEIGHTS. THE GRASS CONTINUED TO GROW AND CHANGED IN COLOR, TURNING BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER INTO AN EMERALD GREEN. IT GREW SO MUCH THAT THE HEIGHT OF THE GRASS COVERED THE CATTLE. ALL THAT YOU COULD SEE WAS MOVEMENT IN THE GRASS. THE HORSES AND CATTLE DISAPPEARED FROM SIGHT. YOU KNEW THEY WERE THERE BECAUSE THEY COULD FEEL THE HORSES BENEATH THEIR BODIES OR SEE THE MOVEMENT OF GRASS IN THE DISTANCE. THE GRASS CONTINED TO GROW UNTIL IT WAS UP TO THE RIDERS SHOULDERS.

FOR WEEKS ON END GENUS DEI SEARCHED FOR THE WHITE GATE IN HIS DAILY LIFE. IT ALWAYS TURNED OUT TO BE A FALSE GATE. HE ALWAYS ASSUMED TO HAVE A DREAM LIKE THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THINGS WOULD CHANGE IN HIS LIFE QUICKLY AND DRAMATICALLY. LITTLE DID HE KNOW HE WAS JUST STARTING TO CROSS THE DESERT. IT’S BEEN CLOSE TO FORTY YEARS AND STILL NO WHITE GATE.

 

 

ACACIUS

(VOICE OF REASON moves off stage and DANCERS return to their positions around the bar.

WELL, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT ANYONE HERE, BUT G D, YOU MUST HAVE THE PATIENCE OF JOBE. I DON’T THINK I’D WAIT FORTY YEARS FOR ANYTHING. WHO KNOWS, IT MIGHT HAVE JUST BEEN A DREAM WITH NO MEANING BEHIND IT. THAT’D BE A BUMMER.

(CUSTOMERS laughing)

LET’S SEE WHO’S NEXT HERE. AAAAH…IT’S INNOCENCE. SHE’S BEEN WAITING TO SING FOR ALL OF YOU. THE SONG IS CALLED BEAUTY AND IS DEDICATED TO G D.

 

 

Scene 5

 

 

INNOCENCE

(Dressed more glamorously, looking stronger and confident, sings to GENUS DEI / AMANTIA who joins in later with tears and love. Music Video 9 begins and depicts the types of beauty in the world that are available for us to see at any given moment, and reflects how we fail to see our inner beauty, which with the willingness to love can make us free)

IT WASN’T LACK OF LOVE

I KNOW YOU FELT IT TOO

IT WAS BRIDGES WITH NARROW EDGES

WE WERE BOTH AFRAID TO CROSS

UNTIL WE BURNT THE DROSS

BUT THEN YOU WERE ONE

AND I WAS ONE

THERE WAS LOVE AGAIN

WITHOUT THE STRAIN OR PAIN

TWO PEOPLE SEPARATED

BUT ALSO FATED AGAIN

 

WE’RE STRONGER NOW

LOVE GAVE US BEAUTY WE DIDN’T SEE

LOVE GAVE US SPLENDOUR WE DIDN’T KNOW

OPENED OUR HEARTS

CONQUERED OUR COUNTERPARTS

SHOWED US THE HIDDEN ARTS

HOW TO GIVE AND HOW TO LIVE

TO BEAUTIFY NOT MISTIFY

TO BEAUTIFY NOT TERRIFY

TO BEAUTIFY NOT QUANTIFY

AND, BEAUTIFY TO DIGNIFY

BEAUTIFY TO CLARIFY

BEAUTIFY TO GLORIFY

 

SO NOW MY EYES ARE OPEN

WORDS ARE NOT UNSPOKEN

I SEE TRUTH WITH FEELING

NO CONCEALING THE HEALING

JOY IS MY SUITOR

DIVINE IS MY TUTOR

THIS FREEDOM I AM GRATEFUL

INNER BEAUTY IS MY STAPLE

MY DREAMS CAN BE REAL

LOVE IS THE GREAT SEAL

I HAVE FOUND THE GIFT

I CAN SET ADRIFT

 

 

INNOCENCE AND GENUS DEI / AMANTIA

(GENUS DEI / AMANTIA, with a contralto voice, moves to join INNOCENCE. THEY sing the chorus together. Holding each other’s hands and looking into each other’s eyes)

WE’RE STRONGER NOW

LOVE GAVE US BEAUTY WE DIDN’T SEE

LOVE GAVE US SPLENDOUR WE DIDN’T KNOW

OPENED OUR HEARTS

CONQUERED OUR COUNTERPARTS

SHOWED US THE HIDDEN ARTS

HOW TO GIVE AND HOW TO LIVE

TO BEAUTIFY NOT MISTIFY

TO BEAUTIFY NOT TERRIFY

TO BEAUTIFY NOT QUANTIFY

AND, BEAUTIFY TO DIGNIFY

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

BEAUTIFY TO CLARIFY

BEAUTIFY TO GLORIFY

BEAUTIFY TO DIGNIFY

BEAUTIFY TO CLARIFY

BEAUTIFY TO GLORIFY

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA AND INNOCENCE

SO NOW MY EYES ARE OPEN

WORDS ARE NOT UNSPOKEN

I SEE TRUTH WITH FEELING

NO CONCEALING THE HEALING

JOY IS MY SUITOR

DIVINE IS MY TUTOR

THIS FREEDOM I AM GRATEFUL

INNER BEAUTY IS MY STAPLE

MY DREAMS CAN BE REAL

LOVE IS THE GREAT SEAL

I HAVE FOUND THE GIFT

I CAN SET ADRIFT

BEAUTIFY TO DIGNIFY

BEAUTIFY TO CLARIFY

BEAUTIFY TO GLORIFY

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMERS

(Clapping, some standing up off their chairs and bar stools clapping)

 

 

ACACIUS

OKAY, OKAY, SETTLE DOWN. HEY G D WHO KNEW YOU HAD FEELINGS?

 

 

EVERYONE

(Laughing including GENUS DEI, INNOCENCE, TEMPTATION, etc.)

 

 

 

Scene 6

 

LIMITATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE

(Enter the bar with everyone giving them strange looks. THEY are dressed in costumes from a costume party THEY had just left. LIMITATIONS is dressed as a giant fly carrying a see through screen in a window frame. KNOWLEDGE is dressed as a leather bound book)

 

 

ACACIUS

(Looking up and seeing LIMITATIONS and KNOWLEDGE come into the bar)

WELL, WELL, WELL, A FLY AND A LEATHER BOUND BOOK WALK INTO A BAR

(Customers begin to laugh, but welcome them as THEY move toward ACACIUS with a CD he can play for their karaoke number. THEY hand the CD to ACACIUS)

THANKS FELLAS. WHAT’S WITH YOUR COSTUMES?

 

KNOWLEDGE

(Speaking into ACACIUS’S microphone)

OUR FRIEND HAS AN ANNUAL COSTUME PARTY WHERE YOU HAVE TO DRESS UP AS SOMETHING PERTAINING TO A LIFE EXPERIENCE. WE CHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS. THE TITLE OF THE SONG WE’RE GOING TO SING IS CALLED; PAIN IN THE GLASS.

(EVERYONE laughs)

 

 

ACACIUS

(Laughing)

OKAY BOYS. I’VE GOT YOUR CD IN, THERE’S THE STAGE, DO YOUR THING.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS

(Move on stage and position themselves. THE TRIUMVERATE move in closer to the stage area with tenseness. LIMITATIONS begins a frantic dance back and forth behind the see through screen trying to get through the invisible barrier. Music Video 10 begins and is Flight of the Bumble Bee played intermittently each time LIMITAIONS tries to break through the barrier, with the music from Pain In The Glass)

 

 

LIMITATIONS

(Looking through the see through screen to see KNOWLEDGE on the other side)

EACH DAY I APPROACH THIS WINDOW PANE

LOOKING OUT FEELING PAIN FROM DRAIN

MY HOPES AND WISHES, DREAMS AND MORE

CONFRONT A BARRIER I CAN’T IGNORE

MY INTUITION I ADORE

IT’S MY LIFE IN FULL COLOR

THIS PANE OF GLASS IN BLACK AND WHITE

PREVENTS ME FROM THE PROMISE TO DISCOVER

MY BIRTHRIGHT, BEAUTY AND NEW LIGHT

(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does a frantic dance in which HE bounces off the screen each time HE tries to get through the screen)

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

(Beginning to open some of the pages from the book on the other side of the screen, so LIMITATIONS can see. CONTROL from THE TRIUMVERATE steps up to KNOWLEDGE and tries to stop KNOWLEDGE from opening the pages in the book and showing his knowledge to LIMITATIONS. KNOWLEDGE pushes CONTROL away)

LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW

LOOK AROUND

(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)

TAKE A STEP BACK

(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)

THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK

ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE

DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE

THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE

(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)

GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE

 

 

LIMITATIONS

BUT I CAN SEE TO THE OTHER SIDE

DO YOU REALLY THINK IT’S MY PRIDE?

IT’S MY JOURNEY AND CLEAR AS DAY

NOT ILLUSIONS OR LACK OF THOUGHT I PRAY

THIS RESISTANCE IS ONLY CHILD’S PLAY

I’LL FIND THE OPEN GATEWAY

IT WON’T BE LONG, I’M NEVER WRONG

AND MY INNER CHILD STILL YOUNG AND STRONG

MAKES LOVE OF TRYING AN UNCONDITIONAL SONG

(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance, bouncing off the screen)

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW

LOOK AROUND

(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)

TAKE A STEP BACK

(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)

THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK

(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)

ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE

DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE

THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE

GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE

(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance)

 

 

LIMITATIONS

THEN I ASK

I NEED NOT BASK

I JUST WANT HOME AND AN EASIER TASK

IT’S THE JOURNEY THAT GIVES THE ANSWERS

NOT THE SURROUNDING SHADOWS AND DANCERS

TRUST MY INTUITION

DURING THIS TRANSITION

MY DESTINATION WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSITION

I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN IN TO KNOWING AND ADMISSION

(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance and collapses to the floor exhausted)

 

 

THE TRIUMVERATE

(Move in to help LIMITATIONS get back on his feet, while KNOWLEDGE looks on unable to help because of his costume)

 

CONTROL

(To LIMITATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE)

HERE FELLAS, LET US HELP YOU. YOU KNOW, YOU’D BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE IF YOU GOT OUT OF YOUR COSTUMES AND JOINED US OVER HERE FOR A DRINK.

(Pointing to the bar area)

AFTER ALL WE DON’T WANT THE CROWD HERE GETTING THE WRONG IDEA THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO ENLIGHTEN THEM

(With a joking laugh, KNOWLEDGE and LIMITATIONS are helped out of their costumes by THE TRIUMVERATE and THEY head over towards the bar area with THE TRIUMVERATE doing a tap dance along the way)

 

 

Scene 7

 

 

 

ACACIUS

EVERYONE THANK KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATION FOR THEIR SONG.

(Clapping)

LET’S SEE, WHOSE NEXT? OH, INNOCENCE IS GOING TO DO A DUET WITH GENUS DEI / AMANTIA. COME ON UP! YOU TWO ARE HOGGING THE STAGE TONIGHT.

(Pause, then with laughter)

THAT’S ALRIGHT. WE LOVE YOU!

(To the CUSTOMERS)

EVERYONE, WE’D LIKE YOU TO HOLD UP YOUR LIGHTED ROSES AND WAVE THEM DURING THE NEXT SONG. THIS SONG IS FROM THE FRENCH OPERA LAKME AND IS CALLED FLOWER SONG DUET. WE’RE PUTTING THE WORDS IN ENGLISH ON THE VIDEO SCREENS SO YOU CAN TELL WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

(Music Video 11 begins and is the words to Flower Duet. The scent of white jasmine and flowering roses is added to the venting system. The DANCERS participate with a dance routine that is loving and sensual)

 

GENUS DEI / AMANTIA AND INNOCENCE

(Soprano- French Lyrics)

Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin À la rose s’assemble Sur la rive en fleurs, Riant au matin Viens, descendons ensemble.

Doucement glissons de son flot charmant Suivons le courant fuyant Dans l’onde frémissante D’une main nonchalante Viens, gagnons le bord, Où la source dort et L’oiseau, l’oiseau chante.

Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin, Ah! descendons Ensemble!

Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin À la rose s’assemble Sur la rive en fleurs, Riant au matin Viens, descendons ensemble.

Doucement glissons de son flot charmant Suivons le courant fuyant Dans l’onde frémissante D’une main nonchalante Viens, gagnons le bord, Où la source dort et L’oiseau, l’oiseau chante.

Sous le dôme épais Où le blanc jasmin, Ah! descendons Ensemble!

 

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

 

 

UNDER THE THICK DOME WHERE THE WHITE JASMINE WITH THE ROSES ENTWINED TOGETHER ON THE RIVER BANK COVERED WITH FLOWERS LAUGHING IN THE MORNING LET US DESCEND TOGETHER!

GENTLY FLOATING ON IT’S CHARMING RISINGS, ON THE RIVER’S CURRENT ON THE SHINING WAVES, ONE HAND REACHES, REACHES FOR THE BANK, WHERE THE SPRING SLEEPS, AND THE BIRD, THE BIRD SINGS.

UNDER THE THICK DOME WHERE THE WHITE JASMINE AH! CALLING US TOGETHER!

UNDER THE THICK DOME WHERE WHITE JASMINE WITH THE ROSES ENTWINED TOGETHER ON THE RIVER BANK COVERED WITH FLOWERS LAUGHING IN THE MORNING LET US DESCEND TOGETHER!

GENTLY FLOATING ON IT’S CHARMING RISINGS, ON THE RIVER’S CURRENT ON THE SHINING WAVES, ONE HAND REACHES, REACHES FOR THE BANK, WHERE THE SPRING SLEEPS, AND THE BIRD SINGS, THE BIRD SINGS.

UNDER THE THICK DOME WHERE THE WHITE JASMINE AH!

CALLING US TOGETHER!

(During the last verse, white haze is seen floating out from different areas of the stage, as GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and INNOCENCE come closer and closer to each other. When the last few words are sung, a flash of brilliant white light is seen and transforms them and the CUSTOMERS into a trancelike blissful peace. As the CUSTOMERS look around, THEY realize their own inner search has begun)

 

LATIN LADY

(With the words rolling off her tongue and a strong accent, SHE walks through the bar, customers and haze carrying her bundle of roses)

R O S A S, R O S A S. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO HAVE SOME HAPPINESS AND LOVE?

(ALL the DANCERS and CAST join GENUS DEI / AMANTIA and INNOCENCE and walk through the haze to the front of the stage. They take a bow and the curtains close)

 

 

THE END

 

 

ENCORE

 

(The curtains open and the complete staff move to the front for bows and then to sing Music Video 12, a compilation of videos to the song We Are Family. ACACIAS introduces the song and asks the AUDIENCE to join in. The words are shown on the video screen with the help of a bouncing ball)

 

 

ALL

 

 

(The word ‘sister’ is changed to ‘people’ and the words are displayed on the video screen with Music Video 13, for the AUDIENCE)

 

We Are Family © By Sister Sledge

 

 

WE ARE FAMILY I GOT ALL MY PEOPLE WITH ME WE ARE FAMILY GET UP EVERYBODY AND SING

WE ARE FAMILY I GOT ALL MY PEOPLE WITH ME WE ARE FAMILY GET UP EVERYBODY AND SING

EVERYONE CAN SEE WE’RE TOGETHER AS WE WALK ON BY AND (FLY) AND WE FLY JUST BIRDS OF A FEATHER

I WON’T TELL NO LIE (ALL) ALL OF THE PEOPLE AROUND US THEY SAY CAN THEY BE THAT CLOSE JUST LET ME STATE FOR THE RECORD WERE GIVING LOVE IN A FAMILY DOSE

WE ARE FAMILY I GOT ALL MY PEOPLE WITH ME WE ARE FAMILY GET UP EVERYBODY AND SING (SING IT TO ME)

WE ARE FAMILY I GOT ALL MY PEOPLE WITH ME WE ARE FAMILY GET UP EVERYBODY AND SING

LIVING LIFE IS FUN AND WE’VE JUST BEGUN TO GET OUR SHARE OF THE WORLD’S DELIGHTS (HIGH) HIGH HOPES WE HAVE FOR THE FUTURE AND OUT GOAL’S IN SIGHT (WE) NO WE DON’T GET DEPRESSED HERE’S WHAT WE CALL OUR GOLDEN RULE

HAVE FAITH IN YOU AND THE THINGS YOU DO YOU WON’T GO WRONG, OH-NO THIS IS OUR FAMILY JEWEL

WE ARE FAMILY I GOT ALL MY PEOPLE WITH ME WE ARE FAMILY GET UP EVERYBODY AND SING

 

 

(Step back as the curtain closes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unconcious

April 9, 2016 - Leave a Response

Breathing life without a ‘knowing’.

Pretending to be human, but in reality being numb.

Numb to feeling.

Numb to reality. It’s all around us.

Numb to caring.

Strife, war, disease. Unconscious to the reality of this.

What is wrong with us?

What has Humanity come to?

I can see why Armageddon is coming.

It’s about time!

 

 

 

 

How Can You Find What You’re Looking For

March 26, 2016 - Leave a Response

spyglasswhen you’re all about ‘Me’?

Your wants, your desires, your needs and answering those questions only to yourself. You talk to strangers and they comment on ‘you’ so you can express ‘yourself’.

But you forget to ask back to the source…’what are you feeling’?

Therefore you get lost in yourself. Your this and your that. There is no room for anyone else.

Hense….your loneliness. You’ve made everything external. You’ve forgotten that it’s all internal.

Are you feeling empty?

Discombobulated

March 25, 2016 - Leave a Response

discombobulatetest

An energy like a rogue wave.

Surprising, dangerous, scary, an unkowing, intense and fearful.

Numerous scenarios permeate the evening.

Many wants, desires, unfulfilled wishes and dreams.

They latch on to what they feel will make their lives whole, only to find emptiness again.

Life starts and ends from inside.

You can’t make your life heal in a moment from beauty you feel at this moment.

It takes time, energy and awareness.

Leave what you know, seek what you feel, consume what is real.

Sweet

March 19, 2016 - Leave a Response

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A moment in time when all relative emotions collide. It’s a conjunction of emotion and feeling.that makes you feel happy. Simple, flowing and encompassed.

No strange feat of endurance and civility.

But it’s all worth it.

Joy is a moment in time we cherish and very rarely enjoy.

Always too many things in the way.

Mostly, ourselves.

Love helps.

Religion

March 17, 2016 - Leave a Response

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An instrument used for power and control.

Nothing more and nothing less.

Humans have always needed a ‘higher’ power to be subservient to give them purpose, a sense of control and worthiness. Someone to say ‘be good’ or ‘try harder’ or ‘you have more to give than what you think’.

We don’t trust ourselves for inspiration, for knowing, or for believing.

Someone ‘bigger’ has to do it ‘to us’ or ‘for us’.

We need structure and we let the doors of religion enter.

Time has taken its toll on religion, but it has led us to what we believe now. It has taken us from narrow-mindedness and chaos to a broader perspective and a different chaos.

But it is an accomplishment.

Not all of life can be boiled down to rational thinking. Somewhere there has to be ‘feeling’.

A key, that religion has never found.

Invoke

March 15, 2016 - Leave a Response

invoke

A seemingly unintended emotion to create in our lives what we are missing.

We invoke desire.

We invoke a wish.

We invoke a memory.

We invoke what we want to be.

What’s missing here?

Fulfillment.

Why?

Invoking something into our realm of being is just the first step in realizing we have the power within us to be and have whatever we desire.

But realize this.
Invoking can make your wish come true.

What if what you wish for isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be?

Then you change your evoke statement.

It’s part of what makes life interesting.

The unknowing.

Enjoy
.
It’s a great trip.

In a Sky Full of Stars

March 12, 2016 - Leave a Response

stary shy

 

Why would you pretend than you are more than what you can see?

Ego!

Like a virus we can’t control ego dominates our every move.

Why?

Gratification!

The result?

Trump!

Not good!

It’s Tasty!

March 10, 2016 - 2 Responses

Like all observations, they only hold as much water as the vessel they are carried in.

He stands alone deep in thought, oblivious to his surroundings. He is checking out who he is in this moment.

Old Memories re-surface, as do the suppressed fears.

He walks proud, head held high , with a stride that is going to conquer the world. Deep in his being he is who he is now, and he likes the moment.

A puff of smoke and his barriers are dropped. There is an awakening and a gigantic rush of energy as previous closed gates to his heart are opened. The room fills with light. Mesmerized, because side by side realities exist simultaneously in the same space. The equation is not linear, it is infinite in all directions.

Eyes of crystal blue, built into a body that can’t reconcile the connection of what it feels to this reality.

Wrapped up in his goals, and the immutable laws of attraction, he misses the spoken information that will get him to his dream. He was listening , but not hearing.

Tasty food is presented and because of a dry palate, its essence is lost, its beauty un-recognized, it’s meaning carried away on sounds of plates hitting counter tops.

Visions of ice cream, an apron of thorns, a mother and child. Surrounded by glimpses of assorted personalities. A night of rest with eyes wide-open.

Haste makes waste, and the only waste is time, not relished as it should be, in caring moments.

It’s a tasty moment to see, to feel, to experience. Let these moments go. ‘No resistance’ will free you, for the tastier moments ahead.

Special

March 9, 2016 - Leave a Response

We all need someone or something that makes us feel special. We take ourselves for granted. We forget to be kind to our feelings and in turn become critical of who we are and who we project. Because we don’t see the love we are, specialness from inside is lost. We seek it from an outside source. We carry guilt from our lives, our religion and ourselves.

Our thoughts define us. If we’re a sacred soul, we’re angel like. Caring, thoughtful, sincere and giving. There’s fathoms of beauty in our being which formulate politeness and joy. We have only to project this into the world around us to make us feel special. Our dreams can be fulfilled by enjoying the smallest things in life. The beach. Smiling. Chatting with strangers. Breathing. Radiating love.

If you meet someone with special qualities, or your feelings expess your specialness, consider yourself loved.

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