OBSERVING LIFE

CHARACTERS

 

The Observer

The Wife

Her Husband

The Mother

Her Child

The Psychiatrist

The Unknown Friend

Tony

James

The Councillor

The Woman

The Blonde Woman

The Rastafarian Man

 

 

SCENERY

An entrance to a town library. Showing public door,

two seats and other small appropriate decorations.

(Like a stand with New Books)

 

TIME

The present

SYNOPSIS

THE OBSERVER

Good evening everyone. Welcome to the local library.

Did you know that any library that exists hold too many real-life tales?

One only has to be patient and listen.

By the way, I am the observer, and today I am here to observe life as it is lived.

Why am I here you may ask?

Did you ask me? Right whether you did or not I am going to tell you.

you came here the see what’s going to happen in observing life.

When I was walking down from the bus stop to here, I had a weird idea.

So weird I still don’t know if I can really do it. I thought once I get hold of the book, instead of returning home, I will stand still here…..
(He jumps to the side of the main door)
And stand still, like a statue, without movements and emotions for maybe an hour or two.

I also like to observe people so this idea will give me a great opportunity to study individuals

as they come and go. I must also tell you that this idea came when a few years ago when

I was celebrating the 25th anniversary of my marriage I took my wife to Venice.

I was surprised as we walked by the promenade to see many artists standing as a character without moving,

There was Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, some exotic characters from their Carnival and so on.

Honestly, they were amazing, you can take a selfie with them, talk to them,

but they never move an inch or talk. Now that was very educational, wasn’t it?
I know it is a huge task but as many say if you don’t try you won’t succeed.
So here I am ready for action, or to be precise for no action at all.