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Dreams Of Flight

By Brian R. Mori

Sitting alone in his squalid tenement room, Buster, blind and lonely, waits anxiously for his only friend, Butch, a boastful, jive-talking product of the streets, who stops by each week to share a bottle of cheap wine. Steven Hart, in The Villager, writes: "The two are reminiscent of Didi and Gogo in GODOT except that they use their minute and waning capabilities to destroy themselves rather than being caught in a cycle of aimless repetition." This dark urban comedy leads to even darker tragedy, when Butch, bent on revenge, sets his sights on robbing a liquor store, with blind Buster serving as the lookout. The results of this often times funny and moving rollercoaster ride sends the audience reeling into a sadness beyond belief. ( "The Play." Dramatist Play Service)


In this theorectical design of Dreams of Flight, as written in the paratheticals, I taken an artistic direction of the character description given. In this design I focused on classification, personality, the psychology of these characters, and the time in which they live mentally and physically. These men are at their best dress for the occoassional wine and chat, however, their realities bleed through their clothes and reflects a sad reality. These men dream large and have a bit of insecurties that gets the best of them. These are prime examples of human beings who are on the fence of being comfortable and wanting more. More than the cheap wine they can barely afford. In this dark comedy, these men are the perfect definition of opposites attract. Instead of in clothes, I wanted to present these men nude in contrast with their perception of their realities.





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