SAMUEL BECKETT TAKES ACID
Ross Peter Nelson
B Male. Late fifties.
(The room is empty except for a wooden table and chair. A charcter indentified only as B, but who is actually Samuel Beckett enters the room with a glass of water, which he sets on the table. B takes a small envelope from his pocket and removes a tab of acid. He sits. Three minutes pass. )
B: I don’t feel anything.
(Three more minutes pass duing which B takes a sip of water)
B: Still nothing.
(There is a long pause, after which B turns into an ostrich and tap dances across the room and off the stage. Lights go down except for a pin spot on the glass of water.)
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