Silent Orpheus

CAST
[roughly in order of appearance]

Orpheus: Marlena Corcoran
Cerberus, dogMaenad: Lise Patt
maryMaenad: Joe Ferrari
Vinny: Richard Foerstl
Eurydice, Eurymaenad: Cathy Caplan
Hades: Richard Smoley

Digital.Director: Antoinette LaFarge




                                   Digital_Director bows to the
                                    assembled audience
 
maryMaenad whirls around
 chanting...dionysos

                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'Welcome one and all and all
                                    for one!'
 
                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'Welcome to the Plaintext
                                    Players special Day Without
                                    Art presentation of:'
 
                                   SILENT ORPHEUS

shhhhh
 
cough
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'You
                                    guests are welcome to move
                                    around, talk among
                                    yourselves.... heckle....
                                    cheer....'
 
paper wrustle

                                                                        shhhhh
 
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'We
                                    appreciate your, uh,
                                    enthusiasm.'
 
shoe shuffle
 
absolute silence
 
                                                                        shhhhh
 
                                   Cerberus rolls eyes
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'And
                                    help yourself to some of
                                    that wine over there'
 
                                   <-------->
 
over here
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'Allow
                                    me to begin by telling you
                                    a small story:'
 
shhhh
 
                                   about a poet and singer named
                                    Orpheus
 
testify sister
 
                                   Digital_Director taps her toes
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'It
                                    seems this Orpheus,
                                    legendary singer and poet,
                                    had a wife named Eurydice'
 
uh huh
 
                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'Unfortunately, she was
                                    bitten by the Mythic Snake
                                    and died and went to the
                                    Underworld.'
 
                                   -------------------->
                                    Underworld
 
it's always blamed on
 snakes
 
                                   <-----------------Earth
 
                                                                        it's always snakes' fault
 
hello world
 
                                   and this is the Gates of Hell
                                    right here.
 
Orpheus says, 'I hate prose.'
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'So
                                    Orpheus decided to go down
                                    to the Underworld and bring
                                    Eurydice back to Earth. Talk
                                    about ambitious.'
 
Orpheus says, 'It just goes
 on and on.'
 
it's not nice to hate
 
                                   Digital_Director senses
                                    theat she is losing the
                                    audience.
 
 
Orpheus says, 'You'd think
 she'd let me tell the story.'
 
                                   she is
 
Orpheus says, 'Me, the poet.'
 
                                   Digital_Director says, 'And
                                    now, without further
                                    ado.....'
 
just tell it 
 like it is
 
                                   CURTAIN UP
 
Orpheus tunes up his lyre.
 
ouch
 
maryMaenad cleans her ears
 
Orpheus sings an old story.
 
                                   NEAR THE GATES OF HELL
 
old
 
--I am the music.
 
                                   THE PROLOGUE
  
there's more than one gate?
 
--The music tells a story.
 
--This is my story.
 
--Orpheus loves Eurydice.
 
um pa pa
 
--No one knows the whole of
 it.
 
--Each one plays a part.
 
um pa pa
 
--Eurydice is my heart.
 
um pa pa
 
Orpheus bows shyly.
 
um pa pa
 
Vinny calls his agent.
 
                                   that's it?
  
Little rocks cascade down the
 mountain.
 
no
 
Orpheus says, 'The river
 leaps for joy.'
 
                                   what did you expect?
 
Big rocks follow
 
The animals line up and bat
 their paws.
 
There's one problem.
 
the sky does somersaults
 
Eurydice.
 
watch out clouds
 
Where is she?
 
Orpheus says, 'Where is she?'
 
where o where
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN
 
                                   BRIEF PAUSE
 
                                   thank you
 
already?
 
Orpheus says, 'I told you I 
 could make it short.'
 
Vinny looks at Mary
 
maryMaenad says, 'Don't look
 at me'
 
                                   Cerberus shakes head
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'All ready or
                                                                         already?'
 
maryMaenad says, 'i didn't
 do it'
 
                                   SCENE 1: AT THE GATES OF HELL

                                   CURTAIN UP
 
Vinny cracks his knuckles.
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Be
                                    grateful--the next
                                    scene stars a dog.'
 
                                   Cerberus awakens from a deep
                                    slumber
 
maryMaenad knuckles some crack
 
maryMaenad hides her bone
 
                                   Cerberus picks at the lice
                                    behind his ears
 
                                   dead of course
 
                                   dogs hate poetry
 
                                   Cerberus scans the horizon
 
                                   The Styx rolls quietly
                                    inoffensively along
 
                                   makes them drool
 
                                   makes them cry
 
                                   red of course
 
                                   makes them vomit
 
                                   makes them howl
 
                                   makes them chase ctas
 
                                   makes them eat shit
 
look --->
 
                                   Cerberus looks
 
                                   enough about dogs already
 
                                   Orpheus appears in the
                                    near distance.
 
don't look <--
 
                                   very near the Gates of Hell,
                                    in fact
 
                                   Cerberus vomits
 
                                   He's on a boat with a
                                    whole lot of--dead
                                    people.
 
                                   Charon's boat
 
                                   a boat grinds up on the
                                    shores of Hell
 
                                   groans from the boat
 
                                   no one gets off
 
                                   The boatman says, Last
                                    stop.
 
                                   but it's not empty....
 
                                   why should they
 
                                   Cerberus sniffs the dead
                                    people
  
                                   Huddled in the midst of
                                    them is our hero.
  
                                   Cerberus sniffs their
                                    crotches.
 
                                   Orpheus locks eyes one
                                    last time with Charon.
 
                                   Every soul staggers
                                    through the gates of
                                    Hell.
 
                                   But one.
 
                                   Cerberus growls when he comes
                                    to Orpheus
 
                                   Charon waves him on
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Wait!'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'I'm the
                                    only one who wants to
                                    go!'
 
maryMaenad waves to mom in
 the audience
 
shhhh
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'Beat it
                                    bub...you ain't getting in
                                    here'
 
                                   shhh... let's have alittle
                                    respect for the dead
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'You ain't
                                    dead'

                                   Orpheus says, 'The body
                                    is a tomb.'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Ergo I'm
                                    dead.'
 
                                   a bag of shit
 
                                                                        soma sema
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'You got that
                                    wrong also'
 
                                   Orpheus smirks at this
                                    successful bit of Greek
                                    logic.
 
                                   can't fault his logic
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'It's the anus
                                    that's a tomb'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'I have
                                    business in there,
                                    doghead.'
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'And ... you
                                    ain't got one'
 
                                   it's all connected... basic
                                    plumbing
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'In Hell,
                                    not the other place.'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Assuming
                                    that's what you meant.'
 
                                   Cerberus snarls
 
                                                                        hell is other people
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'You're not
                                    getting in'
 
                                   Suddenly Orpehus
                                    realizes he has no idea
                                    what he is doing here.
 
                                   ----------------->Hell
                                    thataway
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'Did you bring
                                    me a treat?'
 
                                   Cerberus reconsiders
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'I seem to
                                    have forgotten there on
                                    the crossing.'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'I was
                                    going to-- going to--'
 
                                   Cerberus says, 'A toe...an
                                    ear?'
 
                                   Orpheus throws Cerberus
                                    the Boatman.
 
                                   sing a song?
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Catch.'
 
                                                                        Hades is cooking up a new
                                                                         recipe he saw in this
                                                                         month's Pestilence Age
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Oh
                                    right-- the song.'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Listen,
                                    dog.'
 
                                                                        Ebola Surprize
 
                                   Cerberus catches the boatman
                                    in his Beezlebum cap
 
                                   --I know you are a dog. 

                                   Cerberus snarls
 
                                   --I am a poet.
 
                                   --You do your dog thing.
 
                                   --I sing.
 
bow wow
 
shhhh
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'And I
                                    came for my wife.'
 
                                   Cerberus rolls on the ground
 
                                   in pain
 
                                   in shit
 
                                   blood coming from all four
                                    ears
 
oh is that what it is
 
                                   moan moan
 
                                   howl howl
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Eurydice.'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'She's
                                    dead.'
 
                                   The Gates of Hell shudder
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'In the
                                    usual sense.'
 
ho ho
 
                                   Cerberus checks the hell
                                    list.
 
                                   soma sema
 
                                   Cerberus dies
 
                                   she's dead
 
                                                                        your money or your wife

                                   again
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'You can't
                                    die yet dog.'
 
someone in the RL audience
 snaps a picture
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'You have
                                    to listen to my song.'
 
                                   --I am the music.
 
                                   all of it
 
                                   Cerberus is catatonic
 
                                                                        Can we get Neil Diamond
                                                                         instead?
 
                                   --The music tells a
                                    story.
 
                                   --This is my story.
 
                                   walks in his death
 
                                   Orpheus takes his chance
                                    and slips through the
                                    Gates of Hell.
 
                                                                        let me guess
 
                                   singing softly
 
                                   --Orpheus loves Eurydice.
 
                                   Cerberus hitches a ride on
                                    Charon's boat
 
                                   The Gates close behind him
 
                                   --No one knows the whole
                                    of it.
 
                                   --Each one plays a part.
 
i know
 
                                                                        you write the songs that make
                                                                         the young girls sing
 
                                   --Eurydice is my heart.
 
don't worry i aint sayin
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN
 
                                   Cerberus beats it to New York
 
                                   BRIEF PAUSE
 
maryMaenad wipes her brow
 
maryMaenad looks around for
 cute boys
 
she's feelin hungry
 
Vinny nibbles
 
maryMaenad cleans her nails
 
                                   ANNOUNCEING SCENE 2:
                                    MEANWHILE, BACK ON EARTH
 
                                                                        Orpheus looks around
                                                                         desparately for the scenario.
 
                                                                        feeling grooo -- vy....
 
                                   <--------------- Earth thisaway
 
maryMaenad scratches her head
 
Vinny flashes a toothy grin
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Oh shut up my
                                                                         songs are not that bad.'
 
                                   CURTAIN UP
 
 
 
                                   a rocky landscape in Greece,
                                    quite different from Hell
 
Vinny says, 'Not really'
 
maryMaenad dances a dervish
 while muttering to herself
 
maryMaenad's eyes glaze over
 
Vinny notices it's pretty dead
 here.
 
                                   twisted olive trees
 
                                   not Kansas
 
the rocks refuse to move
 
the trees refuse to sway
 
Vinny [to maryMaenad]: Have
 you seen Orph?
 
                                   these are not the famous
                                    weeping rocks
 
                                                                        hell is freezing over
 
though the sky still is blue
 
maryMaenad [to Vinny]: uh who
 
maryMaenad slips another x
 under her tongue
 
                                   what sky?
 
Vinny says, 'I think it's been
 ages since you heard a good
 song.'
 
maryMaenad twirls
 
                                                                        The Candy Man can 
                                                                         cuz he mixes it with luv
 
maryMaenad says, 'Uh yeah,
 vin'
 
Vinny says, 'Whennnnnn the....
moon in the sky...'
 
                                   Orpheus wrote that?
 
maryMaenad's body
 can't stop movin'
 
maryMaenad says, 'Oh, another
 cheesy love song'
 
 
                                                                        DO you KNOW the WAY to
                                                                         San JoSE...
 
Vinny says, 'Isn't Orph one
 swell guy?'
 
maryMaenad read dionysos'
 little red book
 
Vinny says, 'I mean didn't he
 write that one?'
 
                                                                        Don't you mean Orff
 
                                                                        Carmina Burana was lou-zee
 
Vinny says, 'Like a big pizza
 pie...'
 
Vinny says, 'Atz a moeire.'
 
maryMaenad [to Vinny]: so you
 think me and the girls will
 like orpheus
 
                                   amore?
 
Vinny dances with Mary and
 croons at the moon missing
 Orpheus.
  
maryMaenad nibbles on vinny's
 ear... uh rear
 
Vinny dumpling, 'All the
 music... we need it all...'
 
                                   what reeks?
 
                                                                        leeks
 
shhh
 
Vinny points to the shits.
 
Vinny reeks, 'What Hymen love
 without music?'
 
too much information
 
                                   what's going on here?
 
                                                                        Datasmog!
 
Vinny notices our words don't
 match.
 
Vinny shoes, 'We've been had.'
 
maryMaenad silently repeats
 her mantra of worship
 
                                                                        Read art exciting book by
                                                                         some idiot
 
Vinny acts surprised.
 
maryMaenad [to herself]: eats
 betesticled one
 
Vinny shoes, 'Wot's this?'
 
                                                                        published by some idiot
 
maryMaenad [to herself]:
 reeks erection
 
Vinny shits, 'Ho ho!'
 
                                   boinks?
 
                                   what?
 
                                   reeks?
 
                                   boinks?
 
maryMaenad [to herself]: shoes
 lover
 
Vinny art, 'There boinks a
 vampant verb here.'
 
maryMaenad eats, 'Gabble
 gabble goo goo'
 
Reeks Hymen, 'Orpheus cum
 back and bring your wife!'
 
Shoes stares into reeks
 heavens.
 
art drinks another glass
 dumpling wine
 
                                   Digital_Director reeks, 'Can
                                    anyone understand any art
                                    this?'
 
Boinks shits, 'Atz a moeire.'
 
no
 
duh
 
why ask
 
shits looks for that art thang
 
Reeks has Beelzebub dumpling
 taken out Beelzebub his
 mouth.
 
heh there's kids in da house
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN
 
Vinny looks at fate
 
thank god
 
                                   PHEW
 
                                   WHO SAID THAT?
 
phew
 
                                   BRIEF PAUSE WHILE WE GET OUR
                                    WORDS BACK
 
Vinny says, 'Where is Orpheus?'
 
who said what
 
                                   boinks?
 
Vinny waits for the next scnee
 
maryMaenad pleasures herseldf
 since no one else seems to
 care
 

                                   SCENE 3: ORPHEUS IN THE
                                    UNDERWORLD
 
ready over here
 
                                   ------------------->
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Ready'
 
<------
 
                                                                        Hades is preparing for a
                                                                         match at the FourHorsemen
                                                                         Polo Club
 
--->
 
                                   CURTAIN UP AGAIN
 
<-----
 
---->
 
                                                                        Orpheus tunes up his lyre for
                                                                         the theme song from Body and
                                                                         Soul.
 
                                   CURTAIN UP ON HELL
 
                                                                        Eurydice wants to go with
                                                                         Hades
 
sorta like tennis
 
                                   a sleazy underworld indeed
 
                                                                        Eury loves horses
 

                                                                        Hades .. o O (That Eury,
                                                                         wotta babe!!!!)
 
                                                                        Orpheus hums, I love you dead
                                                                         or alive.
 
Vinny pokes Mary
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (My head ain't
                                                                         been right since Persophone
                                                                         split)
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'That's it,
                                                                         everybody.'
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'At least we have
                                                                         love of horse flesh in
                                                                         common.'
 
                                   Cerberus smells bad
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'That's it,
                                                                         Hades.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings,
                                                                         Surpri-i-i-i-ze.
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (Wot does she do
                                                                         with horses.)
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Hi, Orff.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'It was a
                                                                         surprise to me, too.'
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'What's he doing
                                                                         here?'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You are one
                                                                         low-zee composer.'
 
Vinny thinks she's cute.
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'I came for
                                                                         you, Eurydice.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I really HATED
                                                                         Carmina Burana'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'And art came
                                                                         with me.'
 
maryMaenad blushes, oh stop
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Why?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Song came with
                                                                         me.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'You come with
                                                                         me.'
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (Omyfuckingod)
 
maryMaenad puts a pie in the
 oven
 
shhhh
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'I'm sick of your
                                                                         songs.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings, Eurydice, come
                                                                         with me.
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'You've tired me
                                                                         out with your songs.'
 
                                                                        Hades HATES bad art...
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Who can listen to
                                                                         your songs anymore?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Or else it's
                                                                         going to remain a verbal
                                                                         garbage dump up there.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Hey, Orff.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'If you hate
                                                                         bad art, boot me back
                                                                         upstairs.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Can you do that
                                                                         song from 'Cats?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'With the girl.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'I don't leave
                                                                         without Eurydice.'
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'I agree with
                                                                         Hades, there is nothing
                                                                         worse than bad art. ''
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You know,
                                                                         memmmm'ry....'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'That's why I
                                                                         came.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Remember the
                                                                         song?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Or do I have
                                                                         to sing it again?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'It did in the
                                                                         dog.'
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'You can't get rid
                                                                         of bad art. Not very easily.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'We really don't
                                                                         need your kind down here.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'My voice too.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'It's been
                                                                         hard, singing to two-headed
                                                                         dogs.'
 
                                                                        singing
 
what you don't know how to
 sing
 
                                                                        Orpheus looks around
                                                                         threateningly and tunes up.
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'You asked for
                                                                         it.'
 
                                   so, is it a deal? can he leave?
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings:
 
                                                                        --Eurydice, my only song.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Please,
                                                                         go... Leave the wifey with
                                                                         ol' Hades'
 
                                                                        Eurydice puts her hands over
                                                                         her ears
 
                                                                        Hades will wine and dine her
 
                                                                        --Eurydice, my heart.
 
                                                                        --I came to sing my part
 
                                                                        Hades will take you to voodoo
                                                                         fasts
 
                                                                        Hades will feed you with dead
                                                                         bankers
 
                                                                        --And win tears from the King
                                                                         of Hell.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Bad music can do
                                                                         that.'
 
                                                                        Hades really cannot stand
                                                                         this poet
 
                                                                        Orpheus turns to Persephone,
                                                                         who, unbeknownst to most
                                                                         members of the cast, has
                                                                         been sitting silently in the
                                                                         background.
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings to Persephone.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'God! My Ex!'
 
                                                                        --Oh woman who brings spring
                                                                         to Earth
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'I've spent years
                                                                         with him-- I know all his
                                                                         faults better than you.'
 
                                                                        --And Love to Hell
 
                                                                        Hades vomits up a dead banker
 
                                                                        --Join my song.
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Please.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'Give her back
                                                                         to me.'
 
                                                                        Hades starts tormenting
                                                                         dictators
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'You'll have
                                                                         her forever.'
 
                                                                        just fer fun
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I do have her
                                                                         forever.'
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'But now, it's
                                                                         my turn.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Stupid'
 
                                                                        Orpheus raises his arms.
 
                                                                        Orpheus raises his voice.
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'My voice is a
                                                                         scratchy record.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I'll make a deal
                                                                         witchya'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You go, she
                                                                         stays'
 
                                                                        even though it's a little
                                                                         hoarse from the poem to a dog
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'My final offer'
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings, Eurydice.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I'm being
                                                                         magnanimous'
 
                                                                        Hell echoes Orpheus' song.
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Don't include me
                                                                         in the two of your
                                                                         negotiations'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'PLEASE!'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'No more song!'
 
                                                                        Hell sings, Eu-ri-ri-ri--
 
                                                                        Hades [to Eury]: You shut up
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Leave me out of
                                                                         it.'
 
                                                                        Hades [to Eury]: BABE
 
                                                                        Hell sings, di-ce-ce-ce.
 
                                                                        Hades blinks.
 
                                                                        It's over.
 
                                                                        The boy's got the girl.
 
                                                                        Hades kicks O. out of
                                                                         hell possibly for good
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I mean, 'Get out
                                                                         of hell possibly for good'
 
                                                                        They dash for the Gates,
                                                                         Eurydice hot on Orpheus'
                                                                         heels.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You can go, but
                                                                         she stays'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'All right'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You can go. BUT'
 
                                                                        Orpheus turns back and yells,
                                                                         TOO LATE
 
                                                                        Eury [to Hades]: I've seen
                                                                         enough light .. Now it is
                                                                         time for me to settle into
                                                                         my cave.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'You must not
                                                                         look back'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'DEAL?'
 
                                                                        Orpheus yells, We're gone!
 
                                                                        Orpheus sings, We're gone!
 
                                                                        Orpheus looks back.

                                   HE LOOKED BACK
 
                                   THE GIRL STAYS IN HELL
 
                                   HE BLEW IT AGAIN
 
                                   AS ALWAYS
 

                                                                        Hades says, 'GAW HAW   
                                                                         HAW'
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN IN DISGUST
 
circle jerk
 
                                   a collective sigh
 
 
 
cough
 
                                   the audience is silent
 
Vinny is on his cellular
 
 
the online audience is NOT
 silent
 
                                                                        Hades makes a reservation for
                                                                         a room in the Poconos
 
                                   CURTAIN UP ON SCENE 4:
 
                                   ORPHEUS SOLO
 
                                   again?
 
Vinny orders a pizza
 
another solo
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (That Orff would
                                                                         make a lousy lounge act)
 
with guest accompaniment
 
                                   spare us
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (Needs an orange
                                                                         tux)
 
                                                                        Eury says, 'Now you know 
                                                                         what i've been living with the
                                                                         last twenty years.'
 
                                   bathroom break
 
                                   Orpheus looks back on
                                    the whole thing.
 
                                                                        How about Quand j'etais roi
                                                                         de Boetia...
 
                                   Orpheus does not
                                    remember if he ever
                                    understood.
 
                                   Orpheus tunes up his
                                    lyre, a proto-keyboard
                                    instrument.
 
                                   Orpheus sings.
 
                                   --We cannot say, This
                                    man is happy.
 
                                   --This woman, not.
 
                                   --We do not know a life
                                    till it is gone.
 
                                   Orpheus looks over the
                                    River Styx and weeps.
 
                                   --My life sails away
                                    like a ship.
 
                                                                        How about Tubthumping by
                                                                         Chumbawumba?
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Why do
                                    you always give me
                                    these parts?'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Why do I
                                    always play the fool?'
 
                                   you beg for them
 
                                                                        seems obvious...
 
                                   because you are one
 
Vinny thinks you need a good
 lawyer
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Who knows
                                    why I did it?'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Why I
                                    turned to see?'
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'What's my
                                    motivation?'
 
                                   we know
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Huh?'
 
                                                                        hell has its allures....
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'Why did I
                                    even go?'
 
just stupid
 
attention deficit disorder
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'What did
                                    I tell my friends when
                                    I left?'
 
 
 
probably the first recorded
 case
 
                                   no friends
 
                                   Orpheus says, 'I'm going
                                    to Hell for a few days,
                                    please take in the
                                    mail?'
 
                                   Orpheus sighs.
 
                                   Orpheus sings.
 
                                   --What did I think would
                                    happen?
 
                                   --I'd get back
                                    Eurydice's shade
 
                                   --Like a wind in my
                                    sails, crying, Orpheus?
 
                                                                        Hades on the whole prefers
                                                                         Whitney Houston
 
                                   --I'd drag her body
                                    stinking from the grave?
 
                                   Orpheus buries his head
                                    in his hands.
 
                                   --The body is a tomb.
 
                                   --I, Orpheus, long dead,
                                    bring back a corpse: my
                                    own.
 
                                   Orphesu fingers the
                                    strings of the lyre.
 
                                   They do not sound in
                                    harmony.
 
                                   Orpheus sings in
                                    fragments to the river
                                    of forgetting.
 
                                   --What did I think would
                                    happen?
 
                                   --What did I think?
 
                                   CURTAIN QUIETLY DOWN
 
oh no not again
 
                                   PAUSE
 
                                   you call that a brief scene?
 
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                                   SCENE 5: RETRIBUTION?
 
                                   THAT IS, SCENE 5
 
                                   BACK ON EARTH
 
                                   CURTAIN UP
 
maryMaenad chomps on the bit
 
                                                                        Hades can think of one
                                                                         performance where forgetting
                                                                         is quite appropriate
 
Vinny chomps on the pizza
 
                                   <---------EAERTH
 
maryMaenad says, 'Dion dion
 dionysos'
 
dogMaenad comps the performance
 
Eurymaenad .. o O (I wonder
 if I am who I think I am)
 
maryMaenad writhes longingly
 fer something
 
Vinny looks at Eury
 
something to eat
 
someone to love
 
someone to devour
 
Vinny says, 'Hey, didn't I
 see you in Alien Resurrection?'
 
Eurymaenad says, 'I was in
 the shadows. I had accepted
 the shadows.'
 
                                   someone to rip apart
 
someone for me
 
Eurymaenad says, 'He lured me
 out. He lured me out to
 destroy me.'
 
maryMaenad keeps twirling
 
round and round
 
Vinny says, 'I lag therefore
 I am.'
 
Eurymaenad says, 'He wanders
 around in the light'
 
dogMaenad awakens
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Where is
 he?'
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Orpheus!!!!'
 
maryMaenad wants to get her
 hands on orpheus
 
Eurymaenad says, 'My lovely
 Orpheus'
 
                                                                        Hades has a certain sinking
                                                                         feeling
 
KILL ORPHEUS
 
Eurymaenad says, 'I have
 gifts for you'
 
rip him in little bits
 
dogMaenad wants to kill
 everyone
 
and return hinm to his beloved
 
                                                                        Hades had hoped he would be
                                                                         rid of this poet for a while
 
throw him in a river
 
burn the remains
 
Vinny passes out his card
 
maryMaenad realizes that if
 we really want to make
 orpheus unhappy...
 
                                                                        Hades pages frantically
                                                                         through his Users Guide to
                                                                         Hell
 
we'd make him IMMORTAL
 
make him a star?
 
Eurymaenad wants to arrange
 to have Orpheus's stallion
 trample him to death
 
that way he's never reunited 
 with his beloved
 
give him to Apollo?
 
Vinny says, 'I still think he
 needs a good lawyer.'
 
                                                                        Hades hopes Orff will
                                                                         somewhow be spared death
 
Eurymaenad .. o O (Maybe I
 will lead my mare past his
 stallion)
 
Vinny [to Eurymaenad]: You
 could use one too.
 
                                                                        as long as possible
 
no can do
 
the girls are all upset with
 orphie since he won't slleo
 with them
 
the boys seem to get it tho
 
                                                                        slleo?
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Can he be
                                                                         spared?'
 
Eurymaenad .. o O (I'll let
 my mare rile up his stallion)
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I have enough
                                                                         mediocrities down here
                                                                         already'
 
 
 
Eurymaenad .. o O (Let the
 stallion lose control)
 
the Maenads all want him dead
 
well maybe not all
 
they have their reasons
 
maryMaenad just wants someone
 to love
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Princess Die, ''
 
Eurymaenad .. o O (Throw him
 from his back into the mud.)
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Descend on
 him'
 
dogMaenad just wants
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Bite into
 him'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Ladies, ladies,
                                                                         please....'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Come to your
                                                                         senses!'
 
Vinny wonders what Orph is
 wearing.
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Be reasonable!'
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Scatter the
 pieces of flesh into the
 mud.'
 
maryMaenad says, 'Let me
 have him'
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Pink flesh,
 brown mud.'
 
Vinny says, 'Orpheus is
 DEAD!!'
 
scatter the pieces all over
 the earth
 
so many ways to kill him, so
 little time....
 
Vinny gasps
 
in fact, it's too late
 
so art will be plentiful
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'I already have
                                                                         Wallace Stevens down here'
 
what did he die of?
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Buried,
 walked on, disappeared'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Isn't that bad
                                                                         enough?'
 
Vinny checks his pulse.
 
ORPH is DEAD?
 
maryMaenad says, 'I'd let him
 live'
 
HOW? WHY?
 
you have to ask?
 
maryMaenad says, 'Forever'
 
                                                                        Hades slaps his hand against his
                                                                         forehead
 
dead?
 
                                                                        Hades knew it wuz cuming
 
he died of.....
 
well done
 
Vinny says, 'His body is cold'
 
he died of....
 
uh huh
 
he died of....
 
Eurymaenad says, 'Estrangement'
 
old age
 
who cares
 
Vinny shakes his head.
 
young love
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN FOR A MOMENT
 
Vinny gives everyone his card.
 
last scene comin right up
 
Vinny says, 'He coulda been
 somebody...'
 
                                   CURTAIN UP ON:
 
Vinny says, 'He coulda been a
 contenda'
 
                                                                        Hades glumly welcomes O. to
                                                                         underland
 
                                   LATER THAT EVENING...
 
maryMaenad says, 'He coulda
 been my man'
 
he was a lovely man when he
 was young
 
                                   A WAYKE: SCENE 6
 
he was the music man
 
he had a way with words
 
He was a cousin of Dionysus
 
he had a way with women
 
he was the lady's man
 
he had a way with boys
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (Let's face it,
                                                                         I already have Hitler,
                                                                         Stalin, )
 
people often fell in love
 with him when they saw him
 riding his horse'
 
he was overdue in his
 rent
 
gosh, he even had a way with
 rocks
 
he had a way with himself
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (One more
                                                                         monstrosity more or less)
 
nasty
 
                                   They say Orpheus could
                                    stop rivers in their
                                    tracks.
 
                                                                        Hades .. o O (Will hardly
                                                                         make a diff. in Hail)
 
                                                                        away with him
 
mmmmm
 
                                   a lament for orpheus
                                    resounds among the rocks
 
                                   the weeping rocks
 
                                                                        Hades can if you will excuse
                                                                         the term live with it
 
                                   The say Orpheus could make
                                    rocks weep.
 
                                                                        away with him
 
his music was so sweet in the
 beginning
 
gravel gravel
 
                                   The say Orpheus could make
                                    trees run.
 
                                   They say Orpheus means
                                    'The dark one.'
 
                                                                        yeah, run AWAY
 
not so much in the end
 
Vinny says, 'Ah yes...'
 
                                   They say Orpheus was
                                    Dionysus' cousin.
 
i hate when trees have the
 runs

                                                                        He was a lyre.
 
                                   They say Orpheus could
                                    stop rivers in their
                                    beds.
 
he himself stood up straight
 as a tree
 
eeekkkkk
 
                                   They say Orpheus could
                                    make rocks weep.
 
a phat lyre
 
                                   He was not very good at
                                    what he did
 
                                                                        Mighty Orfin Power Rangers
 
cough
 
                                   He was too hasty
 
Vinny says, 'I think he
 should have made at least
 one gold record...'
 
he was not really nasty enuf
 
                                   He was too quiet
 
It's like getting water out
 of a stone
 
enuf said
 
                                                                        he couldn't make even one
                                                                         plastic record...
 
he was too loud
 
                                   it's written on his
                                    tombstone even now:
 
duh
 
                                   They say Orpheus could
                                    make trees run.
 
Vinny says, 'He should have
 had an agent... AND a lawyer'
 
                                                                        even one cardboard record
 
whadda ya want from the guy
 
his compassion was never
 visible
 
                                   The anus is a tomb.
 
                                                                        Orpheus can make my bowels
								                                         run
 
speak for yourself
 
Orpheus was an anus?
 
or a tomb?
 
on the best of daze
 
Vinny says, 'Or an ass.'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Lezz boogie,
                                                                         Eury baby.'
 
                                   HE WAS JUST A POET
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Ditch that
                                                                         hack...'
 
aren't we all
 
lyre
 
                                   CURTAIN DOWN
 
                                   CURTAIN ALL THE WAY DOWN
 
phew
 
Vinny says, 'Eury...I can get
 you alimony...'
 
                                                                        Orpheus' shade whispers, I
                                                                         was Orpheus.
 
                                   THE END
 
                                   ---------------
 





---------POSTMOOTEM, OF SORTS--------------

maryMaenad nails the curtain
 to the floorboards
 
thank you
 
                                   it's over ALL BUT THE
                                    SHOUTING
 
then stomps it with her heel
 
double thank you
 
                                   Digital_Director steps
                                    out and gestures to the
                                    performers to take a bow
 
maryMaenad waves BYEBYE to
 the RL audience
 
                                   Digital_Director thanks
                                    the performers and the
                                    audience
 
Eurymaenad bows
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Luvyall,
                                                                         Irillymeanit...'
 
                                                                        Orpheus bows shyly.
 
Vinny passes out his card to
 the audience.
 
The earth kisses its patient
 patrons farewell
 
Eurydice curtsies
 
                                   Digital_Director thanks
                                    the screen and the
                                    words and everything
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'I was Orpheus.'
 
dogMaenad smells the audience's
 crotch
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Y''all come back
                                                                         now, y'hear?'
 
maryMaenad genuflects
 
Vinny says, 'I was Orpheus'
 
or however you spell that
 
                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'You are all invited
                                    now to our after-
                                    performance discussion.'
 
maryMaenad wonders about
 the student's body
 
                                                                        and those great guyz who
                                                                         invented the alphabet
 
Eurydice feels her shadowy
 presence fade away
 
                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'Please ask us
                                    anything...'
 
                                                                        You mean dissection
 
Cerberus [to Vinny]: no, I was
 
                                   Digital_Director says,
                                    'Just give us a sec to
                                    wipe off the greasepaint'
 
maryMaenad says, 'Don't ask
 me nothin'
 
or me
 
me neither
 
nor i
 
                                                                        WHY?
 
no one was talkin to you
 
i saw them look
 
shhh
 
Vinny says, 'Anyone need a
 good lawyer?'
 
we all do
 
shhhh
 
                                                                        Hades needs a shot of
                                                                         absinthe
 
we all do
 
                                                                        intravenously
 
maryMaenad looks for that
 crack vile
 
Cerberus says, 'Don't believe
 her'
 
                                                                        Hades goes slowly to pieces
 
maryMaenad says, 'I'm sure
 there was some left'
 
Vinny pets the dog
 
just one mo hit
 
Vinny pets Hades
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Good job all'
 
                                                                        Orpheus wonders if this is
                                                                         the moment for another brief
                                                                         poem.
 
Cerberus says, 'She's downing
 a fifth as we wait'
 
                                                                        Hades says, 'Ahem...'
 
Cerberus pounces on Orpheus
 and
 
Vinny says, 'Can I get a
 drink?'
 
maryMaenad thinks RL expects
 something from us
 
rips off his head
 
                                                                        Orpheus says, 'They always
                                                                         get the booze.'
 
maryMaenad [to Vinny]: drink
 vinnie drink
 
Vinny says, 'Oh let's just be
 ourselves...'
 
Vinny grins
 
                                                                        Hades hums the theme for
                                                                         Hawaii Five-O
 
Cerberus raises eyebrows
 
DUMDUMDUMDUMMMMDUM
 
maryMaenad untucks her penis
 
Cerberus shudders
 
Vinny says, 'Books Danno'
 
Sappho lapphos
 
maryMaenad says, 'Oh excuse me'
 
Digital_Director says, 'Does anyone have any question or comments? The
 performers can now hear you.'
 
maryMaenad has more fun than the audience...as usual
 
Hades wants to welcome back Peaches & Herb
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'What happened in that quiet part?'
 
maryMaenad waves to the virtual audience
 
Cerberus eats the split screen
 
Vinny looks at Mary
 
Digital_Director says, 'Which quiet part?'
 
Orpheus says, 'I was lag-locked.'
 
Hades has vanished
 
Vinny says, 'So was I.'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'When it got all quiet and creepy...'
 
and LOVES what she sees
 
pathetic
 
shhhh
 
creepy?
 
Vinny says, 'OH ... THAT WAS the voodoo part...'
 
yes creepy
 
Hades says, 'Well, audience...'
 
as in slow?
 
Hades says, 'Are you there?'
 
Vinny says, 'Where we all cast spells on you.'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'As in creepy and weird.'
 
a la Screamin Jay
 
Cerberus is confused
 
or Wired
 
Orpheus [to Lucky_Guest]: Do you jmean when nothing moved on the screen, or
 when?
 
Sappho says, 'What happened to the dog?'
 
Vinny says, 'No...we were on the phone ording pizza.'
 
Orpheus [to Lucky_Guest]: Do you remember any key words to identify the part
 you're talking about?
 
Hades wants anchovies on his
 
Cerberus says, 'The director put a muzzle on me'
 
Vinny says, 'Me too.'
 
Herod says, 'I don't like anchovies'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'Yeah like slow and creepy and wired and not much going on'
 
Vinny .. o O (No attention span.)
 
Hades [to Herod]: Better than pineapple
 
Vinny glares at Hades
 
the_world says, 'I thought it was lots of fun'
 
Triton says, 'Does anyone know what Lucky_Guest is talking about?'
 
Vinny smiles at the world
 
the_world says, 'And i am going to remember feeding on dead bankers forever'
 
Orpheus [to Lucky_Guest]: Lag. Sometimes you type, and it takes a while for
 the various elements in the communications system to process the material.
 Lag on the server, lag on the Net, lag on fas, etc. For that time, nothing
 moves on the screen.
 
Cerberus smiles at Vinny
 
Vinny thinks Lucky has a bad wire.
 
Hades has the unmistakable impression of lite rock
 
Digital_Director suddenly has lots of lag
 
suddenly?
 
Hades says, 'Very hard to find a pizzeria that features dead bankers.'
 
Hades says, 'Malheureusement'
 
very suddenly
 
Herod says, 'Hard but not impossible'
 
the_world says, 'Laughing'
 
Hades thought Lag was the name of a laundry detergent
 
Vinny says, 'It is!'
 
the_world says, 'I liked the back up of the left screen, very nice touch'
 
wino liked it
 
New Super-Power Lag! Now with Borax!
 
Socrates says, 'How many of you can wpeak (should be speak) without names...as
 in who wrote suddenly??'
 
Cerberus wonders if these are questions?
 
Herod says, 'Or just more answers?'
 
how metaphysical
 
Digital_Director says, 'We can all speak without names'
 
Herod says, 'Very'
 
Vinny says, 'What's it all about?'
 
Orpheus [to Socrates]: Any character can produce text that doesn't have a
 name-tag on it by using a special command.
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'Can we speak without names?'
 
Alfie
 
Cerberus says, 'We can also speak without words'
 
Digital_Director says, 'Guests have to be themselves, alas.'
 
Vinny says, 'I can't.'
 
Herod says, 'Very very meta'
 
the_world says, 'How do you set up the action so that you know when to come in'
 
Orpheus [to Socrates]: You type  and what appears on the screen
 is 
 
Digital_Director [to Vinny]: you do have a spoof verb, it's sn, it should work
 
Vinny laughs hard.
 
Hades says, 'As you can see it is is difficult'
 
Digital_Director [to Vinny]: I checked, you have it.
 
it don't
 
Vinny says, 'Oh there it goes.'
 
it didn't work before
 
Orpheus [to the_world]: We work out a scenario in advance.
 
Hades says, 'Which we follow somewhat clumsily'
 
Vinny [to Orpheus]: yeah right...
 
Vinny snickers
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'So all the performers know what's coming?'
 
Cerberus [to Digital_Director]: he was spoofing all along...don't believe him
 
Orpheus [to the_world]: We rehearse several times. Each time, the
 Digital.Director reworks the scenario.
 
Hades says, 'Not quite...'
 
Socrates says, 'How long does it take to work out the scenario?''
 
Cerberus says, 'Two seconds'
 
Vinny says, 'Night and day'
 
the_world says, 'I liked it a lot i wish there had been more wisecracking from
 the left'
 
Digital_Director claps her hand to forehead: of course.
 
Orpheus [to Socrates]: a month
 
Hades says, 'It's so E-Z.'
 
Vinny was silenced.
 
the_world says, 'The three part set up is wonderful'
 
Hades says, 'Yeah, it's not bad.'
 
Cerberus says, 'I did that'
 
Digital_Director says, 'We like it, the_world'
 
Hades [to Cerberus]: good boy
 
Orpheus [to Lucky_Guest]: We never really know what's coming because we
 improvise on the scenario.
 
Vinny grumbles
 
Hades says, 'We would never really know what's coming anyway. That's just an
 excuse.'
 
Cerberus throws Vinny a pineapple
 
the_world says, 'So ceberus is not just a dog, he can also program woof woof'
 
Orpheus says, 'And we never like the scenarios.'
 
Vinny smiles
 
Digital_Director thanks dome and coolie, resident programmer geniuses of the
 MOO
 
Orpheus says, 'That's how we drive the director to distraction.'
 
Hades says, 'Rather like life itself'
 
Cerberus says, 'And we never like Orpheus'
 
Digital_Director finds it very strange to be directing in such a silent rl
 space....
 
the_world says, 'Dd did seem a bit testy compared to other performances'
 
Hades likes Orffenbach though
 
Orpheus says, 'I got off lucky this evening--what happened to the
 being-torn-to-pieces act?'
 
Cerberus says, 'She muzzled all of us'
 
Vinny Dd is always testy
 
Sappho says, 'What are some other scenerios you've done?'
 
let's hear a can-can
 
except Orpheus
 
Vinny says, 'Little Hamlet'
 
Hades says, 'The Candide Campagne'
 
Digital_Director draws herself up to her full height of a capital X
 
Orpheus says, 'Campaign'
 
Vinny says, 'Moby Dick'
 
Hades says, 'Champagne'
 
Herod says, 'In what font?'
 
DD is a lousy director
 
Hades says, 'How was mody dick?'
 
Orpheus says, 'Then we did this awful thing which fortunately was never seen
 because the producer threw a snit and pulled the plug in Venice. Really.'
 
Digital_Director says, 'Little Hamlet was an id-based version of Hamlet.... id
 as in non-ego'
 
but a great dictator
 
Herod says, 'Long, real long'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'Is it always the same group of performers?'
 
Hades says, 'Moody dick...sounds like a band'
 
the_world says, 'Oh no, she is a wonderful experimental artist'
 
Cerberus says, 'Don't call her an artist...'
 
Orpheus [to Digital_Director]: I hope you copied and pasted that one, dd.
 
Cerberus says, 'She'll cut off your head'
 
Hades [to the_world]: Are you a Tarot Card?
 
Digital_Director says, 'We have a core group of performers who have done most
 of the series... and others we use infrequently.'
 
the_world says, 'I don't have two to spare like you cerberus'
 
Digital_Director says, 'Most of the core group is here tonight.'
 
Cerberus says, 'Try demon she likes that'
 
master demoness
 
Hades says, 'She meant grope.'
 
Vinny says, 'Don't say the A word to any of us.'
 
Orpheus looks in the mirror and sees a core group.
 
Hades suddenly feels very touchy-feely
 
the_world says, 'Ass'
 
Vinny says, 'It's more like group therapy.'
 
Orpheus says, 'We just use her as a focus for negative energy.'
 
Herod says, 'Ass=funny'
 
Eurydice feels a little shadowy
 
Vinny says, 'She channels us.'
 
the_world says, 'No wonder she was so hot'
 
Orpheus [to Digital_Director]: You were hot?
 
wino says, 'Why are you doing this on the day without art?'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'Does it feel like acting or writing?'
 
Herod says, 'Good question'
 
Hades says, 'Should be obvious.'
 
maryMaenad has disconnected.
 
the_world says, 'Laughing'
 
Vinny says, 'We didn't really do it.'
 
which is it?
 
Vinny says, 'There's absolutely no proof.'
 
Hades says, 'Ah s'pose Ah jes' happened.'
 
the_world says, 'We saw you do it'
 
Digital_Director says, 'It happened 3 hours earlier in California... or
 rather, it didn't happen three hours earlier'
 
Eurydice [to wino]: it's a writer's fantasy of acting
 
Hades says, 'It hasn't happened yet in California'
 
the_world says, 'You could sing the king of boetia, nice.'
 
Orpheus [to wino]: We do this all the time. Real question is how this
 performance relates to the Day W/o Art. Subject. Silent.
 
Orpheus [to Digital_Director]: Actually, it didn't happen yet in California.
 
Digital_Director says, 'The day without art is not really a day without art...
 it's a misnomer.'
 
Vinny says, 'If a cyberplay goes on on the east coast and no one is there to
 see it...'
 
Hades says, 'It's like the elections'
 
Digital_Director says, 'It's a pointer to the potential of days without art.
 What does it even mean to say you can have a day without art?'
 
Digital_Director says, 'So a few museums close, that means we have no art?'
 
Orpheus nods elections.
 
Hades says, 'The East decides and California follows like a stupid mongrel'
 
Vinny says, 'We just had one.'
 
Orpheus says, 'That's why Californians don't really have to vote.'
 
Herod says, 'I hope that no electrons were hurt or killed to put on this
 performance'
 
Digital_Director laughs
 
Orpheus says, 'It just sorta happens.'
 
Hades says, 'Californians are too dumb to vote'
 
Hades says, 'Heh, he, jes' a li'l joke there...'
 
Hades doesn't want to get ripped apart himself
 
Herod says, 'I wonder who elects the governor of califormia'
 
Cerberus puts on his dancing shoes
 
Vinny says, 'No seriously folks.'
 
Hades says, 'Eight fat guys meeting in Santa Barbara.'
 
Digital_Director notices that none of the performers are commenting on the
 performance itself... for a change.
 
Hades says, 'Eight SHORT fat guys'
 
Vinny says, 'What performance?'
 
Digital_Director notices that none of the performers are performing lewd acts
 on each other... for a change.
 
Herod says, 'Eight sorta short bald fat guys'
 
Cerberus says, 'What performance?'
 
Digital_Director wonders what got into you guys...
 
Herod says, 'Exactly'
 
Cerberus high fives Vinny
 
the_world says, 'Why did you muzzle them so much dd?'
 
Orpheus [to Digital_Director]: What do you want me to say? That the timing was
 off in the Hades scene?
 
Cerberus [to Digital_Director]: you mean the one-man play
 
Digital_Director says, 'What do you mean, muzzle them? You mean, ask them to
 be silent?'
 
Orpheus says, 'Because when we all always talk, it gets too crazed.'
 
crazed is the name of the game
 
Orpheus says, 'Our goal here was modulation.'
 
the_world says, 'But i love that'
 
Digital_Director nods Orpheus comment about too much talking.
 
Orpheus says, 'Monologue, dialogue, polylogue scenes.'
 
Hades says, 'We know the world likes it crazed'
 
Lucky_Guest says, 'So the director can shut them up? and does?'
 
the_world says, 'Ah, sort of a violent rather than a tuba type performance'
 
Digital_Director says, 'It's hard to find a balance between too much and too
 little, which makes the energy sag.'
 
Hades says, 'Frequently'
 
Orpheus says, 'She can *Ask*.'
 
Vinny says, 'She has contracts out on us.'
 
Herod says, 'Last time they delivered a pizza, there was polylogue on it, so I
 had it returned'
 
Hades says, 'We're all consenting adults (Hyuk)'
 
Cerberus says, 'She doesn't ask... she shouts in your ear'

[end of Postmootem lost in cyberspace]

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