IF A TREE FALLS...
by Jonathan M. Vick
2 M. 1 W. 2 Flexible
Two acts. One set.
Marcus Etheridge stumbles, soap in his eyes, out of his morning shower to find that his usually dull and unoccupied living room is suddenly filled with an audience, staring at him in quiet anticipation. Two actors dramatically step onto their stage for the evening, neither of them sure what the play is about, stunned to find themselves playing inconsequential roles in the dull life of Marcus. As Marcus speaks directly to the audience, attempting to justify his dull and inactive lifestyle, the two actors do what they can to be noticed and bring some life to the "play". Marcus is joined by his Shadow, who silently performs the comic nuances that keep Marcus entertained in his lonely state - and he provides the link between the actors and the living. When Marcus discovers where his life made a wrong turn, with the rejection of his first girlfriend, the Actors drag the theatre receptionist to the stage to help Marcus understand that he can recover from his mistake and his life, and move on to be happy.
A twisted comedy for everyone who has ever wondered where they went wrong, and how to make it right again.
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