Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Andrea Lepcio, Excerpt from Get In The Car



The Playwright Andrea Lepcio, 2009
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GET IN THE CAR

Our JACKSON
Want to ride in my convertible Oldsmobile Coupe.
OUR EDITH
Mama told me not to ride with strangers.
OUR JACKSON
Jackson Pollock.
OUR EDITH
Edith Metzger.
OUR JACKSON
Now we're not strangers. Hop in.
OUR EDITH
That's not what happened. You had no need to charm me. And you didn't. I was your lover's friend. Here at her invitation.
OUR JACKSON
Visiting. Everyone's always visit. Ing.
OUR EDITH
When one visits a famous person, one is especially courteous. Whether or not one actually fawns, one certainly acts aware of the other person. Of their needs and mood. It's hard to feel more significant than the father of abstract expressionism. It's hard enough for a woman to feel more significant than a man. Imagine an unknown woman, known man. Abstract expressionism.

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