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Title

Nostalgium

Playwright

Matthew Benyo

Director

Alex Scott

Category

Workshop

First Rehearsal

November 30

Load-In/Tech


Dress Rehearsals


Open

January 29

Close

January 30

Holiday Conflicts


Roles to be Cast

SANDRA
"Think of me as an uppercrust crackhead."

LUKE
"The best poets were blind.
I’ll never be the poet I’m meant to be until I pull out my eyes."

Notices

This is a full length play involving two actors in one scene.
The play involves simulated drug use.
SANDRA may be required to remove her pants in a non-sexual
situation.

Notes

SANDRA
Give it a good lick and it'll pull your mind into
the past.  The chemicals grab onto a memory and
imprint it in your brain and then all of a sudden, you
aren’t remembering being nine years old. You are nine
years old. And everything that came after that---gone.
Forever. There’s no going back. You’re stuck there for
the rest of your life. Every morning you wake up to the
same age and whatever happened the day before is
already gone.
That’s why they call it the Everlasting Gobstopper.

LUKE
This really exists?

SANDRA
You see it, don’t you?
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LUKE
I invented a new word just for the occasion. It’s a
combination of delirium and nostalgia---Nostalgium.


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