Spring 1994 • Vol. XVI No. 2 Drama |

Thicket

Thicket is a one act play written for one performer. The piece was written especially for the actor, Ruth Zaporah, who contributed suggestions throughout the writing and rehearsal. The play is about death, or how the living experience death. The setting is the theater itself. Or the mind. There are five scenes. The scenes are preceded by a series of preludes which pursue a different course of action from the central narrative line. Prelude What's that? What's that? Someone's left their little . . . What is it? What do you think it is anyway? Their little thing. Here. Someone's lost, someone's left their (pause)possession. Their thing. What do you think? What do you think? How do you (pause) think? Do you think Do you think they'll come back for it? But it's not so little is it?It's not little at all. (A bit frightened.) What do you think it is? I've never seen anything like it before, have you? In a funny kind of way, in an odd sort of way it's, it's, it's kind o

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