Lost Lust: The Performative Remainder
by Bernardo Alexander Attias and Almetria Magdelena Vaba


The stage is dark as the curtain opens. Very dim lighting slowly brings center stage into focus; the scene is a bedroom. Articles of clothing are strewn about the room, and two lovers, male and female, are lying together on a king-sized bed. They are facing each other, touching casually in an intimate manner for a few moments in silence. Ravel's "Bolero" begins to play in the background. The music builds for some time before the actors speak. When they do speak it is in hushed, urgent whispers.

HE:      I want to fuck you like an animal
            My whole existence is flaw
            You get me closer to god.

SHE:    Shut your mouth, were gonna do it my way.
            Come on baby don't be afraid,
            If it wasn't for date rape I'd never get laid.

[The music gets louder for a few moments before it starts to fade out with the lights. The lovers look at each other and continue touching gently. The audience can hear their breathing as the music fades. They breathe together in silence as the curtain closes.]

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