This Is A Play (2010)
BY DANIEL MACIVOR
Staged in April 2010 @ Memorial Hall, UNB, Fredericton, NB
Staged in May 2010 @ SJHS Mini-Theatre, Saint John, NB
This show was staged as part of an evening of two one-act plays by MacIvor; it was preceded by Here Lies Henry.
Photos by Michael Holmes-Lauder
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PHOTOS FROM MEMORIAL HALL, UNB
PHOTOS FROM SJHS MINI-THEATRE
Older Female Actor: Fascinatingly, the scene begins in the middle of an argument.
Male Actor: I say something I don’t understand.
Female Actor: I say something he doesn’t understand.
Older Female Actor: I say something that makes sense of what they said and I manage to make the line funny even though it is not.
Female Actor: I take all the focus now, you drink me in, I tentatively at first, begin to try not to cry, holding it back, holding it back, holding it back, I don’t want to cry, I don’t want to cry, holding back, holding back, (weeping theatrically) but the tears rush forward and words roll out which explain the argument we were just having and …
Older Female Actor: Here we stand.
Male Actor: Each of us alone.
Female Actor: Yet a group.
Male Actor: I find my light.
Female Actor: I fix my hair.
Male Actor: We do our best to muster meaning in this pause.
Female Actor: I make a statement which seems somewhat out of character thus indicating a change.
Older Female Actor: So do I.
Male Actor: So do I.