Dead Metaphor: Three Plays by George F. Walker
By George F. Walker
Canada’s most sensible playwright sears the web page with 3 new darkly comedian performs that denounce political tradition, individualism, and the accompanying ethical depravity. The identify play, useless Metaphor, examines the collision of a politician’s own lives, complex by means of a son’s go back from Afghanistan. within the Ravine, a mayoral candidate learns that his ex-wife resides in a gully close by and needs to place successful on him. the weight of Self-Awareness has funds on the centre of a dramatic clash of values. all of the 3 performs is populated through characters attempting to navigate the more and more blurred traces of what’s correct and mistaken attempting to consistently remain trained, alert, and able to act for the typical solid. or simply to get even.
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You’re trying to figure out what to say you believe in. HELEN: Speaking of saying things one believes in, if she is a lesbian, why hasn’t she come out. OLIVER: Maybe she has. HELEN: To whom? OLIVER: Other lesbians? HELEN: I meant publicly. If she came out publicly is there any chance that would be a political positive? OLIVER: You mean if she came out as a lesbian would the lesbians come out for you? 20Dead Metaphor HELEN: Yes. OLIVER: Not unless you said you were okay with it. HELEN: Wouldn’t people just assume I was okay with it?
They – SCENE 319 HELEN: The point is, I need to make sure she’s onside. OLIVER: You mean if she’s asked, you want her to agree with all your positions. HELEN: Yeah. Or to just keep quiet. OLIVER: Well good luck with that. HELEN: I’ll ask her nicely. I mean, I am her mother. OLIVER: The mother she hasn’t spoken to for six years. HELEN: It’s been that long, has it. Do you think she opposes me because she’s a lesbian? OLIVER: No. HELEN: So she’s not a lesbian? OLIVER: I don’t know. She might be. But that’s not why she opposes you.
SCENE 12 Oliver’s office. OLIVER behind his desk. HELEN comes on, still on the phone. HELEN: Just call me back when you’re less hyped up. And when you’ve stopped all that ridiculous blubbering! She disconnects. OLIVER: Who was that? 44Dead Metaphor HELEN: Mitchell. OLIVER: You made that heartless bastard cry? God, you’re impressive. HELEN: I let him know he’d have to take the fall. OLIVER: The fall for what? HELEN: Those church donations, what else? OLIVER: So Dean went public about it?