BAD DAD IN BAGHDAD
by bryan adrian
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[this takes place in heaven, and all VOICES are of new angels in heaven]
This play was performed at Dorians, NYC, on Feb. 13th, 2005, with Laura Isom [below] playing the full angel female chorus.
BAD DAD IN BAGHDAD,
by bryan adrian
VOICE1: You two new guys! Up here now? ...with us?!
VOICE2: Yeah. Casualties of the U.S. led empire in Iraq, our White House
TV network channel, hegemony. Nobody will bemoan my death like the Italian
intelligence agent/negotiator's martyrdom, shot in the head by mindless American
teenage soldiers in an SUV
near the airport, just after he negotiated the release of the older
Italian female journalist-- from the insurgents.
VOICE1: Sure are lots of us up here and NOT many with college degrees like
VOICE2: "All for lies. We all died just for lies. Lies lies lies. That's what
chafes my new wings
and makes paradise imperfect.
My wings still feel
awkward to me, how bout yours? How'd you die anyway?"
VOICE1] Car bomb? Shrapnel? Friendly fire?
VOICE3] It sucks dude, friendly fire.
A CHORUS OF WOMEN CHIME IN:
We died from a car bomb, over here boys!
THE MEN WAVE THEIR HANDS AND THEN FLAP THEIR
UNBLEMISHED WINGS IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO THE WOMEN.
VOICE4] Bad Dad Bag the Dad Bad dog Baghdad,
kinda catchy ... isn't it?
VOICE5] "That's bad dad!"
VOICE6] Have you read "Angels Don't Play This Haarp"
by Nick Begich?
THE LADIES RESPOND AGAIN:
We read it just days before watching all our
body parts blow off for the Carlyle Group. Are they a
theatre troupe?? ... all these new production companies ...
Halliburton, Blackwater, Carlyle ...
VOICE7] "I believe they are part of the Carlyle Hotel
chain" [the voice of a young new 10-yr old Iraqi
angel intones, somewhat tentatively]
VOICE2] The food for Carlyle Group rent-a-commandos, someone told me, is
provisioned by Wackenhut and Sodhexho, the US-prisons and French
catering group, that owns the vending machines in the
Library of Congress and throughout the archipelago of
the American missle strike bases round the globe.
VOICE5] Them Carlyle's got at least half-ass microwaveable TV dinners!
I heard somebody earlier chatting up HAARP, the ionospheric maser beam,
... isn't that the
DIA black ops setup near Gakona Alaska
and Montauk Long Island
and Norway, to cut holes in the ozone layer and
catalyze global warming!
Whaddya say to all those low frequency
high energy microwaves, some kinda ELFs they call
them, ain't it?... in weaponry parlance?
VOICE2] Yeah. You must have a college education too, soldier!
The space shuttle Columbia crew is over there -- on that mother
of all clouds [pointing to a large cloud ]
over near the Yellowing Wings Angel Shampooing Parlor.
They know lots about HAARP, first hand experience! Ask them!
THE LADIES CHORUS ONCE MORE
"Bad dad bag the dad ... bad dog ... Baghdad ... will it ever end?"
VOICE3] Maybe not, till everyone -- who's down there --
will be up here, ladies!
VOICE2] "Which one of you has to go down and contact
one of our deep sea dolphin agents, ... whose turn is it
now? It's a shame the US navy is using those ELF waves to kill hundreds if not thousands of dolphins and whales deep underwater, our kindred spirits!
VOICE7] [in an Indonesian accent] I'll go. I lost everything and everybody in
the Aceh tsunami. Keep my cloud puffy will ya? Bye
Barbie, bye Yvette, by all and everyone! I'll send up my report!
THE WOMEN'S CHORUS AGAIN
AS HE DEPARTS, A LARGE CONTINGENT OF NEW MEXICAN
ANGELS ARRIVE IN HEAVEN.
VOICE3] "Hey! Those folks [pointing to the Mexicans] are not even dead yet!?
They've jumped the gun!"
VOICE8] "It's okay, they are outsourced Mexicans from
the Chennai outsource group OFFICE TIGER in India, and they are
our heavenly future! GOD himself gave the thumbs up to our Congress, to destroy our workers unions, led by our
new St. Peter the Arms & Defense Contractor, the Master Outsourcer and patron saint of illegal undocumented Mexicans
... hell, of ALL illegals who are nonetheless seen as "legals" by our police and military recruiters and immigration enforcement agencies, despite the older laws still on our legislative books!"
ALL TOGETHER [all VOICES and the WOMEN'S CHORUS]
All: "ADIOS, WORLD !"
BIOGRAPHY and Writing Samples for Bryan Adrian
This play is dedicated to my father, David Adrian
UPDATE ON IRAQ: "UNís Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Armed Conflict in Iraq. Another 3,206,736 Iraqis are internally displaced, including more than one million children."