April-May: A Conversation in One Act.

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(Distant sound of crackers heard. Maybe, it is new year in this part of the world).

Prabhaharan: “SF is killable”
Pottu Amman: “Yes. Killable”.
Bomber: “Killable”.
Ravi: “He goes to Medavachchiya”.
State: “The best General of all. Four stars”.
Bomber dies.
Army goes past Kilinochchi.
Pottu Amman and Prabhaharan die.
People: “Is Prabhaharan dead?”
State: “Yes. Dead”.
Monk: “Everything is mortal”.
State: “SF is immortal”.
President: “SF is immortal”
SF salutes. Stamps his foot.

(Pause)

“…..When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have….” – Evenescence.

(Pause Over)

King: “An absolute state of relative existence”.
Foster Son: “Absolutely relative”.
Dauphin: “One is company. Two is a crowd”.
President: “It was I”.
SF: “I”.
Chorus: “It was He”.
SF: “Relative…..”
Dauphin Inverted: “…..existence”.
Foster Son: “Never bite the nipple that gave thee suck”.
Ravi Shasthri: “This will be a mighty contest: Warne versus Sachin”.
Danny Morrison: “Murali versus Kevin Pietersen”.
Dauphin: “Patriot versus Traitor”.
Dauphin Inverted: “Traitor versus Patriot”.
Foster Son: “King versus Fool”.
Journalist without a Border: “Sinhala Buddhist rule”.

Commissioner: “Be back home in time for supper, you boys (these boys!)”.

Dauphin: “No one is immortal”.
King: “Save, by constitution, the President”.
Dauphin: “SF is but mortal”.
1st Officer: “SF is mortal”.
2nd Officer: “Yes. mortal“.
3rd Officer: “Mortal”.
Mrs. SF: “SF may die”.
Dauphin Inverted: “Die a slow, natural death”.

(Prabhaharan’s Ghost comes walking down Galle Face Green. Sits on a bench. Lights a smoke).

Prabhaharan’s Ghost: “Tobacco causes 6000 deaths every year. Let us mark tobacco as a menace. Save the children from vendors of tobacco. Shall we?”

(Lights fade)

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2 thoughts on “April-May: A Conversation in One Act.

    Anji said:
    April 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Excellento!

    marlon said:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Ela… like this one

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