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Unstagable Scene Exercise: Most Ridiculous ThingTHE POLAR GARDENSUnstagable Scene Exercise: Most Ridiculous Thing by MacabreAustereRelume
[Curtain rises to reveal a single television in the middle of the stage. There is static on the television, before flashing to an image of JARETH, sideways, smiling at the audience]
JARETH: I dislike the surreal.
[All lights fade save for the television. Rain and snow descend upon the stage and audience alike. A faint hum is heard in the distance, fading in and fading out. After a pause, JARETH continues]
JARETH: It separates us from reality. Separates us from what we see before us. The elements. Water. The concrete. Even this television. So simple, so bound to reality. Technology is the key. Technology is order in the chaos.
[The floor ripples, and where was once wood becomes water. The television set collapses into the water, and sparks fly up. JARETH’s expression does not change. Waves begin to set in, a rapid movement of birds fly overhead and cir
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