PLAY #160: CUE THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE (MAY 16)

A graduation ceremony: students walking up to collect diplomas.

POMPER OF CERMONY addresses the audience.

 

POMPER OF CEREMONY

We are delighted to send 2015’s crop of brilliant students into the world, ready to triumph. You’ll be happy to know that this is our greenest crop of students ever – the gowns they are sporting are made up of 100% recycled water bottles!

 

STUDENT #1

Wait, but what about fossil fuel divestment? Haven’t you failed to do anything about that for the last three years, despite requests from students?

 

STUDENT #2

Yeah, this is bullshit! How can we have a happy future with climate change?

 

STUDENT #1

Why do you continue to fund the very industry that will make

 

POMPER OF CEREMONY

Keep moving along now, don’t forget to go through the green-wash!

 

STUDENTS are pushed along, goes through a large contraption with lots of green bristles that look like it belongs in a car-wash.

Sputtering sounds, the whirring of bristles.

STUDENTS #1 & #2 emerge.

 

STUDENT #1

Wait, what was I saying?

 

STUDENT #2

I think you were talking about how awesome these recycled robes are.

 

STUDENT #1

Oh. Yeah. They are awesome!

 

POMPER OF CEREMONY

That’s exactly right: the perfect response from our greenest graduates ever! They’re sure to be our most successful group ever too, lots of greenbacks in sustainable development. Let’s hear a big round of applause for the class of 2015!

 

 

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