A Play in three acts’
The deck of an American world war two aircraft carrier The Bon Homme Richard (Bonnie Dick).
The heavily decorated ships Captain stands alone looking out at a tempest tossed ocean as the wind, rain, and lightening process.
He turns to the audience and begins a mournful soliloquy on loss of blood and treasure.
He ends with…
“I wish I could have told him in the living years”
fade to black.
A brief silence ensues broken by the strained bursts of discordant violins, followed by a single male voice reciting (not singing) the lyrics to Gershwin’s… (I love Paris every moment, every moment of the year)…
Lights up on Jim Morrison standing alone, dressed in a cap and gown at his high school graduation day ceremony.
Enter stage left Pamela carrying a black box from which she produces a rolled parchment and a silver dagger.
Above them on the god walk appears the apparition of Jean Paul Marat and Charlotte Corday deeply embroiled in a mime heated argument.
Corday waves aloft a document a “Last Will and Testimony” in fact.
Marat call out to Morrison “Aidez-moi, ma chère amie!”
The stage fractures left and as the lights are slowly dimming on Jim and Pamela, Corday, using the silver dagger, points an accusing finger at Pamela…
A didgeridoo vibrates loudly as the right side of the stage illuminates to a winters day in Per La Chaise Cemetery…..
two grave diggers are excavating a tomb…
fade to black..
Work In Progress.