Eastern/Western Meat Lessons By Stephen Mosblech

Featuring adaptations from the book &especially from Samuel 1

Eastern/Western Meat Lessons premiered July 14, 2009 at StudioX in New York. It was directed-designed by Stephen Mosblech. With the following cast:

The PERSONS

LEO >>>>>>>>>>>>> Jay Smith

MARIE >>>>>>>>>>>>> Sarah Dahlen

SAMUEL >>>>>>>>>>>>> Danny Snelson

ATTENDANT >>>>>>>>>>>>> Arthur Burkle

DEEP VOICE [voice of] >>>>>>>>> Richard Foreman

FEMALE VOICE [voice of] >>>>>>>>>>> Juliana Francis-Kelly

Sound Design: Greta Byrum

Videographer: Eduardo Band

NOTE: BOLD text excerpted from Samuel I CHPTR 6 of No-Body: a novel in parts by Richard Foreman

LOCATION: A country road a stroll from the city. Pasture of astroturf center stage and blazing flat orange sunset. Bardo tube off in right corner collecting dust.

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DEEP VOICE: This has a lot to do with Samuel

This has a lot to do with Samuel

This has a lot to do with Samuel

LEO: Fuck me. Shit for brains.

MARIE: No. I just pissed myself. No.

LEO: OR

Tell me shit-head

who isn't dead now who didn't die?

SAMUEL: Experience is limitless that is

Samuel entered the milky abyss

For an instant perhaps:

MARIE: No. I have indigestion. I have never

been so sick in my life Samuel with worry.

ATTENDANT: What good does that do.

LEO: I know I have loved too much
stuffed too many bodies.
Hardly a day passes.

MARIE: No.

LEO: What.
What goes in comes out:
And no pictures

MARIE: Wait wait

since my head is flat I forgot to say

get that rock off stage since it is shining

but it had existed

Pancakes.

LEO: We all dreamed it together. Wheee!

ATTENDANT: We all dreamed it together.

MARIE: We all dreamed it together.

FEMALE VOICE: Thank you. Thank You.

DRONE

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SCENE II

DEEP VOICE: This has a lot to do with Samuel.

This has a lot to do with Samuel.

LEO: Ach Marie its true - the world is indigestible

In my other hand at this instant

in my hand

elevating a glass of santorum

MARIE: 1 I don't have legs, Samuel

2 nothing moves plus I can't pin point my legs.

LEO: Does it - this so called no outer and inner moving - Marie

frighten you.

MARIE: No.

LEO: Oh MARIE

from in this body, the size of the universe

you couldn't at this instant gonna be picturing the two mummum-Father degenerations upon the wall that abducted Samuel at birth

unless Samuel shat

god-forbid my brains on the floor

at lunch yesterday and it wasn't a rock.

SAMUEL: I didn't do it.

LEO: Is your brain perhaps the color orange.

SAMUEL: I didn't do it.

MARIE: Oh.

Oh.

LEO: Discover, Marie

Where a releasement

When I elevate my hand

Spurted from the back of my skull.

MARIE: Careful Samuel your teeth'll fall out.

FEMALE VOICE: Thank You. Thank you

SAMUEL: Two things were available to Samuel. The city, through which he walked. The language - that was not walked through but did manipulate his steps, his direction, his speed.

 

DRONE

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SCENE III

DEEP VOICE: This has a lot to do with Samuel

This has a lot to do with Samuel

ATTENDANT: A second object.

SAMUEL: Is it my intense demeanor that should convince you to take each of my ideas seriously. No you see there's nothing intense about me.

LEO: Is it my intense demeanor that should convince you to take each of my ideas seriously. No you see there's nothing intense about me.

MARIE: What.

What. Wait.

LEO: The Faces.

MARIE: No.

Look.

Samuel entered the milky abyss

ATTENDANT: Again

again again again

MARIE: Samuel is chasing me through the streets with a knife.

I keep trying to stand but I. keep.

Sitting down.

LEO: Oh look.

nothing to say about that ie expanse of wings, Cloudlessness

suddenly my body feels heavy

maybe ill lift myself up from sloth and d-pression the only way how.

ATTENDANT: I didn't do it.

I didn't do it - (sings) tomorrow.

SAMUEL: You Started this Marie

MARIE: Oh no Samuel, you started this

SAMUEL: How

MARIE: You wanted it to happen Samuel Your life as it will be

ATTENDANT: Like lightning
Like lightning
Like lightning

LEO: But at that instant a fire alarm bell was ringing in the distance
and someone else, not Samuel, said:

MARIE: Chinee Japanee let’s go to Paris
On my magic carpet to get out of here.

LEO: When I look at the city with my hands from above
It just keeps getting reflected

FEMALE VOICE: Thank you.
Thank you

SAMUEL: You know what I'm doing? I'm standing in front of an open window and the curtains blow and I'm not moving just like that.

MARIE: Eureka

Eureka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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