SETTING — THE DAWN OF LIFE ON EARTH!
CHARACTERS — Everyone and everything ever.
AT RISE — A churning miasma of biological goop.
Nothing. And then:
One-celled organisms flop about, multiply, combine with other one-celled
In the span of a yawn they grow into fish, reptiles, birds, mammals.
The humans cavort about, stabbing things and each other, then they
discover fire, from which bursts a GIANT SKYSCRAPER.
A ceiling of smog begins to filter and then choke out the sun.
Darkness. Then a tidal wave.
Nothing. Then the skyscraper collapses.
From the water emerges something new, tentatively breathing air with a
six-pack ring around its neck.
Too on the nose? Too dark? What?
END OF PLAY.
Brandon M. Crose holds degrees from Emerson College and Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of several nonfiction titles and lead writer of the Second Shift Podcast. His ten-minute plays have appeared at the Boston Theater Marathon and the Hovey Summer Shorts Festival. You can find him lurking online at www.brandoncrose.com.