Todd is God, a Rock-n-Roll god. At least he was. He has money. He has a mansion. He has women. He has an illness. He hears your thoughts. He speaks to you, and you never know it. He is all alone, except for Max. He never leaves, but he’s always gone. He thinks, therefore we are. He dies but doesn’t die. And then there’s Max. Rock-n-Roll.CAST: 3-male, 4-female, plus an ensemble of 4 any mix.
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The following is sample scene from Glass Balls
ACT I, i
[Max is setting center stage
making tea using a Chinese
tea service. Todd is
squatting in the bay window
We don't know how to starve. We don't practice. We don't understand hungry, Max.
One night all us Americans are going to do too much shit and
when we crash, ZAP! They've nuked our asses while we are
(singing from the John Lennon song)
Imagine there's no countries,
It's easy if you try...
The cold war is over.
(A total change of delivery. An aside to Max)
The Russians are not our enemies, never really where. You know American business created the great Russian threat. As long as they were evil and powerful, there was going to be big arms contracts. Stay with me, Max. Our enemies are our poor pissed-off non-Christians. The world is full of them. If Pakistan and India can afford nuclear booms, any crazy world domination wanna be can. Where was I? OK.
Seven out of every ten dead. One walking bar-b-que and two others looking for food.
[Todd turns and looks out the
window. He hangs from the
We don't know empty bellies, Max. Cannibals, we'll all be cannibals. We'll eat each other and hunt each other with bones and rocks.
[He drops down from the rod and
I don't want to go through that Max. I'm not a hunter.
I'm tired of being hunted. I want just enough warning to fry my brain on acid and walk out the front door. I'll stick my chest out like Tarzan and, phew, vaporize. All the meat burned off my bones, and my last thoughts in Technicolor.
No cannibals, Max. Promise me, no cannibals.
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