April 23 & 24: Kim Minkus

April 23 & 24: Questions: Part 5 of a series

Kim Minkus

CHARACTERS:



Kinder: A monster


Morgan: Another monster

Questions: Part 5 of a series, (a bi-polar production)

Kinder and Morgan are sitting with their backs against a log and watching the sunset at English Bay.

Kinder: I don’t think I can do this anymore.

Morgan: What do you mean?

Kinder: I mean “this.” this “thing.”

Morgan: What “thing”? What are you talking about?

Kinder: Since the spill it just doesn’t seem right.

Morgan: Spill? What spill?

Kinder: We’re looking at it right now.

Morgan: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Kinder: You ARE kidding? There was an oil spill here…in Vancouver…right where we are looking…we are probably sitting on globules of oil right now! It was everywhere in the news.

Morgan: I don’t watch the news, it’s too depressing.

Kinder: It’s just…they were showing sea birds…you know…and… (Kinder breaks into tears). The whole thing with the chickens was bad enough but when I think of cormorants, ducks and eagles that’s another thing entirely. Somehow it’s just so much worse when something is wild and rare.

Morgan: I think that is a real double standard. A chicken and an eagle are both birds. Why should one take precedent over another. It’s just so typical of our society to place hierarchies on life. What? Just because an eagle is bigger than a chicken we think they’re so special…and we eat ducks. Cormorants I don’t know that much about…but they’re underwater most of the time. I mean…we hardly see them anyway so who’s going to notice when they’re gone. I watched a news clip the other day and…

Kinder: I thought you didn’t watch the news.

Morgan: OK…so it was the nature channel.

Kinder: You watch the nature channel but you don’t care about rare and wild animals?

Morgan: It was a show on monkeys and I like monkeys…but as part of the monkey clip they started showing…

Kinder: We are getting way off topic here.

Morgan: What were we talking about?

Kinder: I’m saying it’s over. I can’t be the “bi” in your “polar” anymore.

Morgan: You’re just in one of your moods.

Kinder: This is not one of my “moods.” I feel just awful about “everything” right now. (more crying)

Morgan: It’ll all be fine…look…there are people cleaning up the oil right now…look through the binoculars (handing Kinder a small pair of binoculars) and the setting sun is creating a beautiful kaleidoscope of colour over the oil globules.

END.