Wild Abandon: The Study Of Steve
BY DANIEL MACIVOR
Staged in March 2007 @ St. Malachy’s Theatre, Saint John, NB
Staged in April 2007 @ Memorial Hall, UNB, Fredericton, NB
Steve – Scott Shannon
In Saint John this show was staged as part of an evening of two one-act plays; it was followed by Sartre’s No Exit.
In Fredericton this show was staged as part of an evening of two one-act plays by MacIvor; it was preceded by This Is A Play.
“Come into my parlour”, said the poet to the chair … The chair sat in silence. The poet was inspired.
Although confined by chains, Steve still finds reason to dance.
Steve now tells the audience about the best kind of dancing: it’s nameless, involves only you, and “the most beautiful … the best ever music is playing. And it is REEEEEALLY LOUD.”
“Don’t freak out eh. Everybody needs an option. … I’m full of beauty eh. Metaphors and that. Full of it. Man, I’m so full of beauty I could just…die.”
Steve carries on a conversation with his mom and dad via the use of shadow hand puppets.
“All black. The walls black, the ceiling black, the floor black and black curtains on the window so only one little stream of light comes through and in it you see all the dust and shit in the air. Yeah!”
“I am a unique person. I am special. I am a unique and special one of a kind person. I am not like anyone else. I am myself and that is like nothing else in this or any other world.”
“I never seen anything get killed before. That must be…that must be the most power in the whole world. The most power in the whole world.”