Thursday, August 16, 2007

Doing Time - Update

Mac Tonnies is still working away at Doing Time, but we have a delivery date for the final draft: September 11th. Casting for the final three roles will begin in early October when I return from a trip to the United States, and it looks like the show will debut sometime in late November, with Kris Lee McBride already cast as Leda.

In the meantime, here is a short section from Act 1... just as a teaser. From what I've seen so far, this is going to be a play people in Halifax are going to want to see. I'm already planning a film version as well.

Paul Kimball

From Act 1


ANON (casually): Anything good on TV?

LEDA: Static. What else? Why did you even give me a TV if all you're going to show me is static? I've told you that before. Play some music videos, some Seinfeld reruns . . . anything. And get me some new books while you're at it. I'm tired of this stuff. I wasn't a fan before and I'm not a fan now. Is this
some sort of brainwashing scheme?

ANON: A most inefficient one, given the time you've been in our custody. Wouldn't you think?

LEDA: I don't know what to think anymore. All I know is that I'm missing something. You're holding back.

ANON: Some might interpret that remark as a symptom of paranoia.

LEDA: Why wouldn't I be paranoid at this point? Sounds like a decent way to pass the time to me. And I'm sick to death of this . . . [Wrenches off suction cup and rubs her temple.]

ANON: I've told you not to do that.

LEDA: And I've told you: I don't even know if you're real. You could be a hallucination I've created to keep me company.

ANON: I can neither confirm nor deny. You should know that by now. Now reinstall the uplink before we both get in trouble.

LEDA: Are you saying you're my conscience? What if I don't put it back on? What does it matter? None of this is real.

ANON: That's a rather expansive accusation. Surely you're not including yourself.