"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 7 April 2011

About The Play

I  have to post the ideas as they come to me.

It should be an Annual  Revue

In the Council Chamber . The town hall is designed  for performances. We wouldn't need  a set.

I think of Mary Walsh  in her gladiator costume and periodic  invasions  of the Parliament Buildings. Do we have the courage and  wit to do what's  needed  to bring our community together again and restore our confidence? 

I think so.

Do we have the material?    You know it.

Who would  the players be? Well I don't know anyone who could play me better than me. I'm sure there's plenty of talent at the table. How hard could  it be to just be ourselves?

We would need  directors with a true sense of the absurd. Chris Watts comes to mind. Matt Maddock.

The Monty Python movies came together in a  haphazard fashion .They never knew how funny they were  until they teamed them with an audience.

Remember the fish dance.

I'm not thinking of fame beyond our boundaries. Just the stuff in the family, the stuff we all know about .
Like the politician who thinks people should be sued with their own money for saying something critical about said  politician and  finds a lawyer willing to state there is a case to answer ,accept the retainer   and get  paid from funds belonging to the people being sued who have to use their own funds  to defend themselves and be under threat of losing everything they have in the process.

Well you know, I think  it's  the pure stuff of Monty Python.  It's the connection of insanity to reality that makes for laughter close to hysteria, painful because  it's true. 

Picture the scene in court. Here come de Judge. Complete in wig and robe. Our honorable friends. She who must be obeyed. And hapless defendants trying to find  something solid to fasten on to within  the body of the  insanity.

And the complainant!!! We would have to have someone else play the  role of  plaintiff. The town has tapes to study.

Now we have the seed. What chance the Trillium Foundation has another $25K looking for a recipient?


The Plot Thickens said...

Oh and don’t forget that bobble headed ,knife wielding meenie ,er make that weenie who threatens little girls selling ice cream in the park , How could the performance not include such a player , It looks like this is going to be a sell out whether planned or not , the material is endless !!!

Anonymous said...


A Work in Progress requires a Draft Title.


Anonymous said...

And don't forget that, instead of the keystone cops, you should include the Aurora language police aka Gaertner and Ballard. They would make a great slapstick pair.