Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Rehearsal Notes, secrets reaveled

Here is the "script" of that one, in all its lewd and gritty detail, light cues and everything. Scandalous.
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Castle of Crates and Fool With Big Bag

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“qA and qB” are “Quadrant A and Quadrant B,” in the hilarious words of Anthony (“KNOW YOUR QUADRANT!”)
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SHOWING 1:

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Anthony, hiding in crates, POPS UP, moves to qB. Kurt moves on.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

LIGHTS UP qB
-- tableau – Ryan on floor, buried, Chloe hunched over palm on Ryan’s crate-head, Eliza ready UR, Anthony ready UL

1. Ryan reaches arm up, ARRIVE, and FLOPS arm down on stomach crate, cueing…
2. Chloe begins patting crate-head, and Eliza moving crates…
-- x2 crates to Anthony
-- x1 to Kurt (thrown and dodged by Kurt)
-- x1 to Anthony
3. Eliza crouches to Ryan. Chloe stops movement. Anthony begins move back to qA, carrying three crates.
4. Kurt picks up discarded crate.
5. Anthony steps over empty space.
6. Kurt moves back to BIG SHEET
LIGHTS DOWN qB

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Anthony is seen putting crates down
LIGHTS DOWN qA

SHOWING 1 END



SHOWING 2:

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Anthony, hiding in crates, POPS UP, moves to qB. Kurt moves on.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

LIGHTS UP qB
-- tableau – Ryan on floor, buried, Chloe reclining with detached/idle feel (arms crossed?), Eliza ready UR, Anthony ready UL

1. Ryan reaches arms up, arrives, FLOPS down on stomach crate, cueing…
2. Chloe begins “scratching crate chin” (something to parallel the movement you had in the Showing 1), and Eliza moving crates…
-- x2 to Anthony
-- x1 to Kurt
-- x1 to Anthony
-- x1 to Kurt (2nd BANG is Ryan’s cue)
3. Eliza crouches to Ryan. Chloe stops movement.
4. Ryan WAITS a beat.
5. Kurt begins to pick up crates.
5. Ryan reaches again, in same manner as before, ARRIVE
6. Chloe takes Ryan’s hand, and folds into her lap.
7. Anthony begins to move back to qA, carrying three crates.
8. Kurt picks up crates, Anthony steps over empty space.
9. Kurt moves back to BIG SHEET.
LIGHTS DOWN qB

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Anthony is putting crates down.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

SHOWING 2 END



SHOWING 3:

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Anthony playing with crate-hair (strange). Kurt moves on.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

LIGHTS UP qB
-- tableau – Ryan, buried in giant wall with head US, feet sticking out, Eliza and Chloe smoking UL of wall.

1. Ryan reaches up, ARRIVE,
2. Kurt takes three crates off his chest, leaving one,
3. Ryan struggles, trying to sit himself up,
4. Chloe and Eliza plainly look over to him,
5. Kurt looks down at crates, over at Ryan, then back to crates and leaves,
6. Anthony replaces crates on Ryan’s chest,
7. Ryan is still.
LIGHTS DOWN qB

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Kurt looks around briefly, expectantly, and nothing. Moves on.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

SHOWING 3 END



SHOWING 4:

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Kurt looks around, expectantly, and nothing. Moves on.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

LIGHTS UP qB
-- tableau – all previous crates cleared away, Chloe pining Ryan, Anthony and Eliza US of them, facing each other, action begins immediately upon Kurt’s entrance.

1. Chloe slams Ryan’s crate-head into the ground three times,
2. Anthony spins Eliza’s crate-head in a wicked stage combat slap, and says SLAP loudly over and over,
3. Chloe gets off of Ryan after the three head slams,
4. Ryan sits up, prostrate, cueing…
5. Eliza steps over (Anthony still slapping, loudly), and kicks Ryan in the head,
6. Ryan falls, and folds into himself,
7. Anthony, continues slap movement with no sound.
8. Kurt grabs some crates and leaves.
LIGHTS DOWN qB

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Kurt races past, back to BIG SHEET.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

SHOWING 4 END



SHOWING 5:

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Kurt races past.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

LIGHTS UP qB
-- tableau – In a diagonal line, USR to DSL, Anthony, Eliza, Ryan (on floor, of course), and Chloe, facing audience, they all hold crates at ascending height, except Anthony.

1. Anthony, Eliza, and Chloe pivot toward Kurt, Ryan raises crate up,
2. Kurt takes crate from Eliza, then Ryan, then Chloe, creating a stack,
3. Kurt begins to return, but Anthony cuts him off,
4. Anthony gives Kurt the crate that has been resting on his crate-head the entire time.
5. Kurt moves to BIG SHEET.
LIGHTS DOWN qB

LIGHTS UP qA
-- tableau – Kurt races past.
LIGHTS DOWN qA

SHOWING 5 END





FINAL:

1. Kurt prepares giant bag,
2. Others creep into scene (crates off head?)
3. Kurt lifts bag, struggles,
4. Chloe fastens crate on Kurt’s head.
5. Kurt exits with giant insane crate bag.
6. Audience ERUPTS INTO RAVENOUS APPLAUSE.


end

2 Comments:

Blogger Claff said...

"7. Ryan is still."

Whoa. Ryan? Still? Has that ever happened in the history of ... ever?

Incredible!

Also, I'm not sure I want to know what an "giant insane crate bag" is.

Not quite yet, anyway.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Dina said...

You hear that? That's the sound of my brain exploding.

Holy shit I can't wait.

2:29 PM  

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