PLAY #114: THE PORTRAIT OF DEAN DORIAN (MARCH 25)

A plush University room in the United States.

UNIVERSITY TOUR-GUIDE leads a small group of admiring onlookers.

Everybody admires the portrait of the Dean – a handsome, smiling man, the kind you would trust with your children, your money, your organs.

 

UNIVERSITY TOUR GUIDE

This University fully supports sustainable development

 

THE SABOTEUR

while funding climate chaos.

 

THE SABOTEUR jumps out from the group and leaps on top of a mahogany desk.

Gasps from all, not least the tour-guide.

From the desk, THE SABOTEUR pulls up the portrait of the smiling dean, revealing another one behind.

 

This portrait is of the same man but with grey hair, a haggard visage.

There is a strange dark tinge to his skin, a swirling oily vortex where his previously trim suit had been.

Silence.

The odd gasp.

Silence.

 

THE SABOTEUR

A relentless sun offers no refuge for shadows.

 

THE SABOTEUR sticks an orange square on the portrait, jumps into the crowd.

TOUR-GUIDE looks at crowd, unsure what to do.

 

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