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RAZIA’S SHADOW : A MUSICAL

(A completely open theater.)

GENESIS

(A fluttering of strings. With the crash of drums the lights jump to: off. A single light fades onto the Narrator.)

NARRATION: This is the beginning and the end. The rise and the fall. Our gait will begin its saunter at the source, when the infant learns to crawl.

AHRIMA: PLACE YOUR HAND ON MINE. UNTIE YOUR MIND.

O THE SCIENTIST: LET YOUR BLOATED BRAIN BALLOON AND FLOAT AWAY.

AHRIMA: WET THE END OF THE THREAD.

O THE SCIENTIST: THIMBLE UPON YOUR INDEX.

ANGELS: SET THE NEEDLE ON ITS PATH, BOBBING UP AND DOWN AND PAST. TEARS AND SEAMS ALL TURN TO ONE WITH EVERY STITCH AND EACH SPOOL SPUN.

O THE SCIENTIST: FEED THE LINE THROUGH ITS EYE.

AHRIMA: DRAW IT FROM THE OTHER SIDE.

O THE SCIENTIST: PULL THE STRAND TO SATISFY.

AHRIMA: THE NEED TO COMPLY.

O THE SCIENTIST: THE GENETIC MAP.

AHRIMA: THE SCIENTIFIC GAP.

O THE SCIENTIST: THE DETAILED BLUEPRINTS.

AHRIMA: SWEPT AWAY UNDER CARPETS.

AHRIMA & O THE SCIENTIST: ALL WE DID WAS THREAD THE EYE OF THE SILVER SPLINTER. WE SIMPLY PLANTED THE SEED AND NURSED IT THROUGH WINTER.

O THE SCIENTIST: THE REST IS UP TO YOU TO DO WITH WHAT YOU'LL DO.

AHRIMA & O THE SCIENTIST: TO LEARN AND LOVE AND LAUGH UNTIL THE CYCLE CIRCLES BACK. I'LL JUST SEPARATE, WEIGH ANCHOR, DISENGAGE. DIVIDE AND DISAPPEAR. AND SEE YOU IN THE MIRROR.

The angels were His ink slingers. how he misuses them! I was meant to lead this world to greater things. He will realize what I see inside. the unrelenting constancy of love and hope can rescue and restore you from any scope.AHRIMA: I’M A SLAVE TO THE SIGHT. NIDRIA: Speak with him. He will listen. AHRIMA: Your words sooth me but my anger continues to boil. who replied with a calm face. bound by the same idea. Oh. NARRATION: O The Scientist was the author and the architect. In her. two destined hearts. It’s your destiny. But he remains opposed. expressionless… . NARRATION: Ahrima. repined this to O The Scientist. NIDRIA: Be patient. You were meant to lead this world to greater things. AHRIMA: My gifts have been exhausted. Ahrima confided his curbing frustration. His two purest talents were Ahrima and Nidria. His actors and actresses.

AHRIMA: His responses remain idle. LIFE IS LOOKING UP AHRIMA: COULD THIS BE THE DAY I HAVE WAITED FOR? WHEN ALL MY HARD WORK DOESN’T GO IGNORED. THEY KNOW I AM MORE THAN SOME EAGER BLOOD. OPEN UP THEIR EYES. I WILL CHANGE THIS WORLD. MAYBE SHE WAS RIGHT. . I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. I BELIEVE IN LOVE. BABY. Compose your gifts. NOT SOME AVERAGE BONES. THEY WILL REALIZE. NIDRIA: Then do it for I? Compose your gifts and prove to him and all that you deserve this. NIDRIA: Then prove to him your worth. I JUST WANT TO PROVE I DESERVE THIS GIFT. THIS IS IT. AHRIMA: Resulting in wasted efforts.

GIVE US ALL YOUR LOVE! AHRIMA: I CAN ALMOST HEAR THEM SAY. SMOTHER ALL THE SHADE. I WILL BUILD THE LAMPS IN THIS REVERIE. THEN THEY’LL UNDERSTAND THIS WAS MEANT FOR ME. BREATHE IT THROUGH YOUR LUNGS. FILL THE NIGHT WITH PAINT. LET THE LAMPS SHINE! OPEN ALL OUR EYES. FLOOD IT THROUGH YOUR BLOOD. LET THE LAMPS SHINE! SET THE SKY ABLAZE. BUT THE SHAPES ARE THERE. ALL THE COLORS SMEAR UP AND DOWN THE PAGE. . ANGELS: THIS IS YOUR FATE.I CAN SEE IT NOW.

I WILL CHANGE THIS WORLD. BABY. THIS IS IT. BREATHE IT THROUGH MY LUNGS. I CAN SEE IT NOW. FLOOD IT THROUGH MY BLOOD. I JUST WANT TO PROVE I DESERVE THIS GIFT. FILL THE NIGHT WITH PAINT. . SMOTHER ALL THE SHADE. GIVE US ALL YOUR LOVE! AHRIMA: THEY KNOW I AM MORE THAN SOME EAGER BLOOD. I BELIEVE IN LOVE. NOT SOME AVERAGE BONES.LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT! SHOWER US IN LIGHT! LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT SET THE SKY ABLAZE. LINES IN HARMONY. FLOATING LIKE A DREAM RIGHT ABOVE MY HEAD. PERFECT SYMMETRY.

LET THE LAMPS SHINE! SET THE SKY ABLAZE.I CAN SEE HIS FACE. I CAN HEAR HIM SAY. . FILL THE NIGHT WITH PAINT. GIVE US ALL YOUR LOVE! AHRIMA: LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT! SHOWER US IN LIGHT! LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT SET THE SKY ABLAZE. BREATHE IT THROUGH YOUR LUNGS. ANGELS: LET THE LAMPS SHINE! OPEN ALL OUR EYES. SMOTHER ALL THE SHADE. FLOOD IT THROUGH YOUR BLOOD. WHEN HE SEES THE LAMPS.

NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO DENY MY SKILL NOR LOVE FOR YOU. TRY AND PLUCK THE PEARLS FROM YOUR BONES. THE LINES BECOME DEFINITE. FLOOD IT THROUGH MY BLOOD. . ANGELS: ALL THE PLANS PIROUETTE RIGHT THROUGH MY MIND. TRY AND PLUCK THE PEARLS FROM YOUR BONES. GIVE US ALL YOUR LOVE! AHRIMA: Now Nidria… DREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED. AHRIMA: DREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.FILL THE NIGHT WITH PAINT. SMOTHER ALL THE SHADE. BREATHE IT THROUGH MY LUNGS. GLOWING HUES FILL THIS VIGNETTE. TALL AND PROUD THE LAMPS WILL STAND. BECOME SET. BUILT FROM THESE TWO VERY HANDS.

FLOOD IT THROUGH MY BLOOD. BREATHE IT THROUGH MY LUNGS. AAAAH! “LET THE LAMPS SHINE! LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT! OPEN ALL OUR EYES. TRY AND PLUCK THE PEARLS FROM YOUR BONES. SMOTHER ALL THE SHADE. . SHOWER US IN LIGHT! LET THE LAMPS SHINE! LET THEM BURN SO BRIGHT! SET THE SKY ABLAZE. GIVE US ALL YOUR LOVE!” AHRIMA: What do you feel? NIDRIA: It’s beautiful. FILL THE NIGHT WITH PAINT.AHRIMA & ANGELS: DREAM WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.

Only the shadows would hearken. O simply just smiled.AHRIMA: Where is O? Is he in attendance? (NIDRIA shakes her head. defeated and galled. NARRATION: The vision of the world had been realized.) AHRIMA: YOU CAN’T CHANGE ME. he demanded to be heard. No one seemed to understand. So. but the sculpture of the earth was looked upon by jealous eyes. He sat in peace. brownish two–headed spider. but on his shoulder. named Barayas. Ahrima headed for the darkness. . Ahrima refused to relent. THE SPIDER AND THE LAMPS ONE HEAD: SO YOU'RE AHRIMA. perched a dinky. AHRIMA: Let my unique deft hands be known! NARRATION: But even this brash avowal was met in return by no mouthful. YOU CAN’T HAVE ME. at rest.

SUCH ARROGANCE! TWO HEAD: I'M THE SPIDER. AHRIMA: YEAH. I’m going to show you this once- TWO HEAD: -and then you’re gonna do it. ONE HEAD: HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT YOU. .TWO HEAD: NICE TO FINALLY MEET YA. TWO HEAD: AND I HOPE IT'S ALL TRUE. ONE AND TWO HEAD: WE SAW WHAT THEY DID. ONE HEAD: CRAWL INSIDE HER.

TWO HEAD: BRING THOSE LAMPS BACK TO ME. OOOH! ONE HEAD: THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND. TWO HEAD: MAKE SURE THERE'S A CROWD. ONE AND TWO HEAD: THEN THEY'LL KNOW WHO'S IN CONTROL. OH.YOU HAVE A SPECIAL GIFT. OH. NO MORE IDLE HANDS. YOU'LL DESTROY THE LAMPS. ONE HEAD: DON'T LEAVE THEM IN ONE PIECE. ONE HEAD: . IT MUST HURT SO BAD WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK. BUT THEY STILL TREAT YOU LIKE YOU'RE A KID. THIS IS THEIR LAST CHANCE.

TWO HEAD: IT'S YOUR CHANCE FOR REVENGE. . ONE HEAD: THIS WILL SHOW THEM. TWO HEAD: BRING THOSE LAMPS BACK TO ME.THEN TEAR THEM TO THE GROUND. BUT THEY STILL TREAT ME LIKE I'M A KID. like you mean it! AHRIMA: I HAVE A SPECIAL GIFT. TWO HEAD: C’mon. OOOH! THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND. OH. OH. IT HURTS SO BAD WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK. Now it’s your turn. ONE HEAD DON'T LEAVE THEM IN ONE PIECE.

young veins were ripe for this aim. And with everyone around. All that hard work. ONE AND TWO HEAD: THEY CAN'T STOP YOU. I'LL DESTROY THE LAMPS. NARRATION: The seed had been sown. O THE SCIENTIST: Fool! What have you done! . their creation was burning. suddenly. His keen. THEN THEY'LL KNOW WHO'S IN CONTROL. AHRIMA & ONE AND TWO HEAD: TEAR THOSE LAMPS TO THE GROUND! LET THEM CRY THEIR EYES OUT! TEAR THOSE LAMPS TO THE GROUND! LET THEM HEAR THE SOUND. So Ahrima set forth to use the lamps as a torch. now the evil would grow. BRING THOSE LAMPS BACK TO ME.THIS IS THEIR LAST CHANCE. ignited. NO MORE IDLE HANDS. he tore them to the ground and. Their design. slighted. GO NOW! DON'T STOP! THEY UNDERESTIMATE YOU AND YOUR GIFT. without warning.

you’ve broken the trust of your father’s love. AHRIMA: What have I done? What have I become? Destroyed all I love. We'll disappear from here. NIDRIA: I must.Come Nidria. O THE SCIENTIST: What have you done? Disobedient son. It’s no longer safe to bear child. AHRIMA: Bear child?! .NARRATION: So Ahrima was banned to this fiery abyss. while the remaining found a new place to live. it's a six-foot grave. NIDRIA: Ahrima! AHRIMA: Don’t go. but you will stay here to rot as The King of The Dark and Forgot.we must flee. Please.I beg. O THE SCIENTIST: This mess that you've made.

) NARRATION: The arid. vacate to a new place.now! NIDRIA: I must go… (They depart and Ahrima screams. FLOAT AWAY… THE ORACLE GARGUL THE ORACLE: WHAT A TRAGIC MESS YOU FOOLS HAVE MADE OF THIS. A massive. jagged barricade to lock themselves in. . to separate themselves from him. And from his desolate throne he watched them compose a mountainous wall of stone. UNTIE YOUR MIND.O THE SCIENTIST: Nidria. WE’LL JUST DISENGAGE. One world. For a century these halves would wait. to start over on fresh terrain. He would remain while he watched his family strain. Theirs would be the Light. his would be the Dark. set apart in two.) PLACE YOUR HAND ON MINE. But a prophecy was started… AHRIMA: (Crying. fallow earth would be Ahrima’s new hearth.

THEIR LOVE WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ERASE ALL THE WRONG WE’VE DONE. THE DUST AND DIRT WILL STAIN YOUR FISTS.THE SOIL’S FILLED WITH VACANCY. A GIFT. LIFETIMES FROM NOW THERE WILL BE TWO CHOSEN. YOU DAFTLY WASTED IT. RETURN US TO WHERE WE BELONG. GARGUL THE ORACLE: . FULFILL THEIR HISTORY. INSIDE HER LOCK HE WILL TURN THE KEY. AHRIMA: EVERY CREATION IS PLUCKED FROM A BOUNDLESS HOLE OF PERCEPTION. IT’S HIS DESTINY. YOU’VE SPOILED ALL THE CROPS AND SEED. THIS IS MORE THAN DIVINE DECREE. ANGELS: SO PLEASE TAKE HEED OF THIS PROPHECY. YOU CAN'T ESCAPE YOUR OWN SKIN. DOOMED TO ENDURE FLAWS OF ITS FOUNTAIN. WITH THE LIGHT AND DARK AS ONE. GARGUL THE ORACLE: AND REUNITE THIS WORLD’S DIVIDED HALVES. BOUND TO MEET. THE BOY WILL ONE DAY CROSS THE MOUNTAINS. THIS WAS A BIRTH.

THIS IS MORE THAN DIVINE DECREE. THE CHOICES HE MADE THAT DAY. NOW YOU MUST SLEEP IN IT. BURN DOWN WHAT HE'D HELPED CREATE. AHRIMA: . BOUND TO MEET. YOU HAVE MADE THIS BED.ONE DAY THE STRANDS WILL MEND. LIFETIMES FROM NOW THERE WILL BE TWO CHOSEN. NIDRIA: SO TAKE HEED OF THIS PROPHECY. THE CYCLE WILL BEGIN. AHRIMA: EVERY CREATION IS PLUCKED FROM A BOUNDLESS HOLE OF PERCEPTION. NIDRIA & AHRIMA: THEIR TRUE LOVE WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH. GARGUL THE ORACLE: AND REUNITE THIS WORLD’S DIVIDED HALVES. IT’S HIS DESTINY. ALL THE TORN SEAMS AND FRAYED ENDS WILL TURN TO ONE SINGLE THREAD. DOOMED TO ENDURE FLAWS OF ITS FOUNTAIN. THE BOY WILL ONE DAY CROSS THE MOUNTAINS. FULFILL THEIR HISTORY. IN HER LOCK HE’LL TURN THE KEY.

) “Why can’t you be more like Pallis?” they always ask. Adakias. Adakias would always dream of a destiny to leave. recessed. This kingdom needs you! ADAKIAS: (Mocking. A quiet certainty to his fated fantasies. I’m supposed to call this home? This? The Dark has become so overwhelming… PALLIS Why can’t you be more like I? Together we would rule the throne.TO ERASE THE WRONG WE'VE DONE. AHRIMA: TO ERASE THE WRONG WE'VE DONE. the evil and darkness would grow. In the Dark lived two brothers. the youngest. Legitimacy to the famed sea. and The Oracle. NARRATION: Time flashed by for the Dark and the Light. Pallis. But he was laughed at. of the lists of myths. ADAKIAS: Look at all that which surrounds me. and Holy The Sea. a romance seeker. THE DARK AND LIGHT WILL BECOME ONE. their favorite was the narrative of Holy The Sea And The Divided Terrene. As children. of fulfilling the prophecy. He knew there was accuracy in the antiquated legacy. The streets frowned. stranded in unrest. still left unaddressed. As a child I heard such wonderful stories of The Lamps. but deep down he screamed out. and the heir. THE DARK AND LIGHT WILL BECOME ONE. The two fragments. . fitted with an unfavorable grafted cast for a foolish dreamer. NIDRIA & AHRIMA: THEIR TRUE LOVE WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH. There must be some legitimacy to these tales.

ADAKIAS: Brother. If you elope. I can’t help this feeling. naïve and starry-eyed. you’re my brother. you are shortsighted. You are not the chosen one! If you elope. I think I’ll just go. you speak of fiction. I’ll hunt you down. ADAKIAS: What’s the point of dreaming if it can never materialize? PALLIS: You’re not the chosen one! Those stories you speak of are just that. My heart tells me to run. You were meant to rule the Dark. PALLIS: Brother.stories! ADAKIAS: Dear Pallis. through suffering you’ll atone. you’ve loved and watched over me.PALLIS: Silly boy. PALLIS: The Dark has been your home. but there’s something bigger at stake. myth or legend. NARRATION: . I was meant to see the sun. This will be your demise. through suffering you’ll atone. my purpose is this journey. I’ll hunt you down. You can’t just leave everything for some fairy-tale ending.

Disguised as a citizen. BURN THIS MOMENT. where the jaded were never wrong. PRINCESS ANHURA: DON’T YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU’VE BEEN DESTINED FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOUR SKIN? IT’S TRUE LOVE ADAKIAS: IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE EVERY STAR AGREED TO MEET RIGHT OVER OUR HEADS TONIGHT. his identity was hidden within a city that sat glistening. . I'M A SLAVE TO THE SIGHT. like Adakias. YET WE CURB OUR SPEECH BECAUSE WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH. forever shaded. and he fell for the sight. why had he waited so long? To flee his home. JUMPS INTO MINE. he was finally gone. His hope was left strong that a meaning would be found that had kept him withdrawn. Her name was Princess Anhura and she suffered from the same strife. TO ETCH THIS INSTANT.Adakias. she spent most of her time dreaming of a different life. INTO OUR MEMORY. TURNS AND REFLECTS. He contemplated. He took a deep breath. ADAKIAS: MY HANDS SHAKE. OUR MINDS RACE FROM THE THOUGHT OF LOVE. tired of fiction and bound by his ambition. TO FLEX THEIR BRIGHT. His stare had caught a light. and hated. PRINCESS ANHURA: THE LIGHT COLLECTS IN YOUR EYES. left his home for the city of Light. And. He was eager for this new life.

IF SHE FOUND OUT WHERE I CAME FROM. SHE'D TURN SO FAST AND NOT LOOK BACK. ANHURA.LET GO.) MEN: IT’S TRUE LOVE. TOO. PRINCESS ANHURA: I CAN'T SLOW DOWN. I JUST WON'T GO BACK. IT’S TRUE LOVE. I CAN'T GO BACK. IT’S TRUE LOVE. CAN'T YOU SEE THAT WE WERE MEANT TO BE? (Adakias and Princess Anhura kiss. . HAVE YOUR BABIES. IS IT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? ADAKIAS: I CAN'T LET HER LEARN ABOUT MY PAST. TAKE MY HAND AND TRUST IN ME. PRINCESS ANHURA: I NEVER WOULD GUESS YOUR TOUCH COULD FILL ME WITH SUCH THOUGHTS TO MARRY YOU.

PRINCESS ANHURA: . ADAKIAS: DON'T YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN DESTINED FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOUR SKIN? PRINCESS ANHURA: DON'T YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN DESTINED FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOUR SKIN? ADAKIAS: I CAN FEEL IT. ADAKIAS. CAN'T YOU SEE THAT I KNEW AT FIRST KISS? WE WERE MEANT TO BE. I CAN FEEL IT. AFFIRMING MY SIGNIFICANCE. CONFIRMING MY PURPOSE. RENDERING ME WEIGHTLESS.I'M SCARED I'M FALLING TOO FAST. RENDERING ME WEIGHTLESS. CONFIRMING MY PURPOSE. AFFIRMING MY SIGNIFICANCE.

IT'S TRUE LOVE. to float away and settle down. could barely speak. But before they had agreed when and where. ALL: IT'S TRUE LOVE. The couple was eager to trade vows. IT'S TRUE LOVE. IT'S TRUE LOVE. IT'S TRUE LOVE.TENDONS TENSING IN ITS WAKE. NARRATION: Love was everywhere. TRICKLING DOWN MY VEINS. IT'S TRUE LOVE. you could taste it in the air. SHIFTING MY SHOULDER BLADES. IT’S SUBTLE AS A TIDAL WAVE. PRINCESS ANHURA: AH! Adakias! Come quick! ADAKIAS: What is it? PRINCESS ANHURA: AH! It hurts! . IT'S TRUE LOVE. the Princess felt queasy and weak. IT'S TRUE LOVE.

I WILL REUNITE THIS WORLD’S DIVIDED HALVES. THEN I WAS TRULY MEANT TO LEAVE THE DARK. THERE WAS A BOY WHO SHARED YOUR BONES. barbed. It was his proximity. They would meet with a specialist. Your past will seek you. and rid her blood of this. HE HAD IT ALL IN HIS HANDS. THIS IS MORE THAN DIVINE DECREE. BUT THIS TRANSLATION IS CLEAR. She was ill from his company. Evil’s ubiquity. TOLD AS MYTHICAL LORE. endlessly. IT’S A STORY THAT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BEFORE.NARRATION: Adakias knew instantly why she was so green and what had caused the disease. UNLIKE THE EMBELLISHMENTS THAT HAVE REACHED YOUR EARS. DOWN THIS PATH SET OUT IN FRONT OF ME. He kissed her on the lips and assured her a life long-lived and started the trek… HOLY THE SEA BARUKA BAWABA: PLEASE TAKE A SEAT. FULFILL MY HISTORY. YOUR EAGER BLOOD. He knew the only remedy to her viral malady resided and abided on the opposite side of the petrous levee and its harsh. LET ME TELL YOU BOTH A TALE OF LOVE AND HOPE. AND HE WATCHED IT ALL TURN TO SAND. ADAKIAS: IF THIS BOY THEY SPEAK OF SINCERELY SITS ATOP MY FAMILY TREE. concrete peak. Adakias convinced the Princess of their leave. So while avoiding the leak of his true identity. . You can’t run from your history. YOUR AFFINITY FOR LOVE.

A shanty with walls of broken glass. ONLY MISSING OUT ON SLEEP. But they had journeyed for a reason. DEEPEST OF THE DEEP WITH THE WOLF THAT LOST THOSE SHEEP. the young couple was doubtful. NEVER STEPPING OUT FOR MUCH.’s shack is made of a large sheet. CHASING ‘BOUT MY HEAD LIKE THE WOLF THAT FOUND THE SHEEP. BABA BAWABA: DIGGING ‘ROUND THE DEEP. ADAKIAS: IF THIS BOY THEY SPEAK OF SINCERELY SITS ATOP MY FAMILY TREE. He would listen to his gut and live for his love. NARRATION: So they arrived at the doctor’s camp. But nothing could prepare him for the events that would ensnare them. I BEEN TRAVELING ‘BOUT IN TIME. BECAUSE IT’S MORE THAN A LITTLE BUT LESS THAN A BUNCH. MILLING MUCK AND MUD WITH THE MIND THAT LOST ITS TOUCH. with a split in the center. And though he was cordial. NARRATION: …for the longshoremen had warned them to keep a close eye on their adored ones. He violently coughs and wears red glassed goggles.IT’S MY DESTINY. To cure the infection. (The Dr. I WAS TRULY MEANT TO LEAVE THE DARK DOWN THIS PATH SET OUT IN FRONT OF ME. FOUND THEIR WAY AROUND WITH THE BLIND THAT LOST ITS TOUCH. DON'T GO DIGGING ‘ROUND THERE. YOU BE SLIPPING BIT TOO MUCH. light leaking through the shattered cracks. his crude shack. All he could do is trust what he knew. they were here for the medicine.) . We see his shilouette.

PLEASE DON'T MIND THE MESS. BUT YOU CERTAINLY ARE ILL. JUST HAVE YOURSELF A SEAT. Ah! Ha! Ha! WELCOME TO MY HUMBLE ABODE. THE BOY AND HIS LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO ALARM YOU. IT AIN'T NO COMMON COLD. I URGE THAT WE MAKE HASTE IF YOU ARE TO STAND A CHANCE. STRICKEN WITH A SICKNESS DEADLY ENOUGH TO KILL. JUST NEST YOURSELF DOWN COMFORTABLE. . EVEN THE STRONGEST MAN WOULD DROP DEAD WHERE HE STANDS. YOU LOOK WHITE AS A SHEET.DOCTOR DOCTOR DR. NOW WHAT YOU GOT AIN'T NO QUICK FIX. DEAR GHOST. ELOPED TO SAVE HER FROM DISEASE. OPEN WIDE. WASH YOUR HANDS OF HER BLOOD. SAY 'AH!' LET THE DOCTOR TAKE A PEEK. LET THE DOCTOR DO THE REST. NOW I MUST ADMIT I KNEW YOU'D COME. DUMAYA: Whose here? Someone’s here.

ADAKIAS: BUT YOU MUST. LUCKY FOR YOU. PRINCESS ANHURA: I CAN'T DO THIS. YOU FOUND ME. BUT BEFORE WE GET TO SAVING LIVES THERE'S A FEW THINGS TO DISCUSS. NOW I'M SURE YOU'RE WONDERING. PRINCESS. WELL RATHER. SO THE REST SHOULD BE NO FUSS. NOW THE THING ABOUT MIRACLES IS THAT THEY DON'T GROW ON TREES. PRINCESS ANHURA: SIGN MY LIFE AWAY? ADAKIAS: . SHE'LL TAKE CARE OF ME FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE IN THE DARK. THEY DON'T FALL FROM THE SKY.WHAT YOU NEED'S A BONA FIDE DOCTOR'S MIRACLE. IT WON'T COST YOU A DIME. I'M NOT ASKING FOR A LOT. I JUST WANT THE PRINCESS HERE WITH ME ‘TIL THE END OF TIME. I PROMISE TO TAKE CARE OF HER. YOU NEED A DOCTOR LIKE ME. WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? SURELY I WOULD NOT PERFORM THESE MIRACLES FOR FREE. FULFILLING DOCTOR'S FANTASIES.

The cleansing accomplished.’s clipboard and is whisked behind the sheet. and unctions with doses. He spoke in foreign phonetics and read runes from ancient relics. The doctor had fixed it. But before it could sink in. I KNOW HOW THIS MUST GO. SHE REQUIRES RICHES RECHERCHÉ. their love was free to flourish. pried scrolls and read excerpts. SO CHICHI. TRUST ME. Pallis needed it in blood. ADAKIAS: CASANOVAS HAVE CHARMED WITH CHIFFONS. where we see everything behind her happen in silhouette. BUT YOU'RE A FOOL TO THINK THIS PRINCESS COULD EVER REALLY LOVE A COUPLE OF POOR BOYS LIKE US. JUST DO WHAT THE DOCTOR SAYS. Driven by malice. The illness had relinquished. Stirred ointments with potions. ACROSS MOUNTAIN LAND AND SERPENTINING SEAS. RIDING WITH RODOMONTADING ROUÉS. Standing in its place was Pallis. he had barged in to challenge Adakias to prove their love. Their word wouldn’t be enough. He whisked it ‘til smoke rose and seeped into her nose. . ALONG WITH YOUR DAINTY. (She signs the Dr. THE END AND THE BEGINNING PALLIS: I'VE BEEN TRACING YOUR STEPS. the front door was kicked in. THESE TWO HAVE BEEN ON QUITE AN ODYSSEY.IT'S THE ONLY WAY. EXQUISITE GUEST.) NARRATION: He mixed elixirs and philters.

ADAKIAS: AND I'M THE ONE SHE CHOSE. PRINCESS ANHURA: MAHARAJAHS HAVE MAGNILOQUENTLY MOUTHED THEIR LOVE FOR ME THROUGH THEIR MENAGERIES. . LOOK AT HER FACE. SHE REALLY DOESN'T SEE THAT YOU ARE FROM THE DARK AND YOU'VE BEEN LYING THROUGH YOUR TEETH. PRINCESS ANHURA: I'VE BEEN SEDUCED WITH SHIMMERING. SQUIRED BY SUITORS TO SIZABLE CHATEAUS. ADAKIAS: SHE'S BEEN PROPOSITIONED. I REALLY CAN EXPLAIN. ADAKIAS: ANHURA. I MEANT TO TELL YOU SOONER. IT’S BEEN GNAWING AT MY BRAIN. PLEASE LISTEN. GIVEN PANNIERS OF PEERLESS PEARS AND PLUMS.CHASED HER WITH THEIR CONCEITED COTERIES. PROPOUNDED BY EVERY POMPOUS PRINCE. POLISHED. SPARKLING STONES. SO WHY DON'T YOU JUST ASK HIM WHERE HE SPENT HIS YOUTH? OH. PALLIS: I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN LOVE A MAN OF TRUTH.

GOD. WHAT HAVE I DONE? MY BLADE HAS PIERCED YOUR SIDE. WE'VE BROKEN THROUGH THE CHAINS. IT TRULY WAS MY DESTINY. YOU'RE MY BROTHER. PLEASE STAY ALIVE. PALLIS: I'M SURE THAT SHE WOULD CARE TO HEAR YOUR ACUMEN. ADAKIAS: DEAR PALLIS. BUT I SUPPOSE IT’S IN VAIN. YOU'VE TRIED TO PROTECT ME. . BUT YOUR DAGGER'S EDGE FINDING MY FLESH. SINCE HER LIFE IS ENDING.NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. AS TO HOW YOUR PRESENCE IS THE REASON SHE IS SICK. THIS WAS NEVER MY INTENT. O. NO! PALLIS: BROTHER. BUT THAT KNOWLEDGE SHOULDN'T CHANGE THE NATURE OF OUR LOVE. ADAKIAS: BROTHER. WHEN I THRUST THIS BLADE INTO HER HEART-A-THUMPING.

PALLIS: BROTHER. YOU'RE BLEEDING. . ADAKIAS. ADAKIAS: PLEASE LISTEN TO MY LAST WORDS BEFORE I FADE AWAY. THE CALCULATED SACRIFICE. YOU REALLY ARE THE CHOSEN ONE. I IGNORED YOUR CRIES. I WAS SHORTSIGHTED. ADAKIAS: YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS SPINNING SPHERE. TAKE THE LOVE INSIDE MY MIND BEFORE I DIE. ADAKIAS: BEFORE I DIE. PLEASE DON’T CRY. PALLIS & PRINCESS ANHURA: PLACE YOUR HAND ON MINE ONE LAST TIME AND KISS ME GOODBYE.” PALLIS: PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR TIRED HEART STOP BEATING. I'LL DISAPPEAR AND SEE YOU IN THE MIRROR. THIS IS MY GIFT TO YOU: "LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE EVERY DAY. JUST KEEP BREATHING.

END - (919 views) SCENIC LIGHTING COSTUMES DUTTON'S RESEARCH .) . because the unrelenting constancy of love and hope will rescue and restore you from any scope. all while house lights rise. but regained our science. never surrender. the actors exit the space. The Light and Dark depleted.) NARRATION: The mountains seceded. We lost Adakias. (The individual character lights remain on as. Now it’s your story to retell and pass on. because an idea is only relevant if it’s being thought upon. So this is my cue of where to leave you. Our world was finally reunited.) (No bows.(Lights fade to a single light on each character. So remember.

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