Theater and its Double

play opens
direction: throw bombs
rockets shoot off
lights
war of 1812
man on stage:
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne…
throw more bombs
audience directed to throw bombs back
bugles from ceiling
naked women run across stage
man speaks again:
diane!
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne…
audience shoots machine guns off
ushers run naked in aisles
couples instructed to fuck
train locomotive slowly moves onto stage
sound of jet engines fills the theater
roof opens, sunlight floods in
man:
diane!
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne…
army troops march on stage fully armed, rifles with bayonets fixed
dancing girls in audience now rise and dance the shimmy
gospel singers stage left, right, sing
jimmy hendrix “wind cries mary” tape heard over theater loudspeakers
catholic priests now enter theater, prepare for confessions
man speaks again:
diane!
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne…
curtain backdrop raised, panoramic screen with hiroshima mushroom
speakers full stereo, full blast, carry soundtrack
children march into audience, we don’t need no education, pink floyd
priests begin psychedelic mass
bull enters stage, matador opposite side, red cape hanging
bull charges
soldiers commence firing
audience throws more bombs
roof collapses
stage yielding to the weight
man:
diane!
diane!
theater manager enters screaming, bullhorn, city police enter
to stop performance
man:
diane!
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne…
locomotive spews steam
and fire
headhunters enter, heads on stakes
joan of arc on stage
richard the lion hearted, crusaders, horseback, fully armored,
glorious flags
sun thru roof fades, storm clouds gather, thunder,
heavy rain commences
theater manager on bullhorn, police busting heads,
dance girls shimmying
audience fucking, singing hallelujah,
wyatt earp, matt dillon high noon pistol duel
alexander hamilton on weehawken cliffs shot
by aaron burr, head resting on boulder
center stage
jesus christ appears stage right, cross on shoulder
mary mother of god
mary magdalene
man:
diane!
diane!
diane!
diannnnnnnnnnnnnne…
texas chainsaw massacre murderer on stage, stage left
locomotive fully steamed
stage shaking
san andreas fault beneath stage
san francisco buildings breaking apart
audience singing elvis presley’s jailhouse rock
jesus
sermon on the mount
hailstorm balls size of baseballs
man on stage:
diane!
diane!
diane…
stage shaking more
locomotive moving
audience throws bombs
manager on bullhorn
matador pinned against wall, stage left
locomotive full steam
man:
diannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne!
stage collapses
rest of roof collapses
theater collapses.