December 2 & 3: Sean Devine

December 2 & 3: Heads in the Sand, Warm and Dry

Sean Devine

CHARACTERS:

RCMP OFFICER
PROTESTER
VOICES

The symbol / represents the place where one charactera��s speech is interrupted by the next speaker.

Heads in the Sand, Warm and Dry

Inside an RCMP police car, parked. In the front seat, a male RCMP OFFICER sits behind the wheel. In the rear, a female PROTESTER sits handcuffed.

Outside, a loud and boisterous group of protestors, police and media each play their respective roles in the dance of civilization atop a small mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia.

It is raining. Heavy.

The RCMP OFFICER and the PROTESTER sit in silence for a while, watching the proceedings outside, listening to the rain and police radio.

RADIO: 719, whata��s your location? (Pause) 719, whata��s your location? a�?(Pause) 719, this is Eagle, whata��s your location?

OFFICER: Could be worse.

PROTESTER: Yeah.

OFFICER: It could be snowing. It could be freezing cold. You could be out there, freezing.

PROTESTER: Ia��d rather be.

OFFICER: Youa��d rather be.

PROTESTER: Yeah.

OFFICER: Youa��d rather be / freezing cold…

PROTESTER: Yes, I would.

OFFICER: …than inside the car. Where ita��s warm. Where youa��re dry. Instead of getting soaked like all of your idiot friends.

PROTESTER: (BEAT) You think theya��re idiots.

OFFICER: Ia��m just / saying a��

PROTESTER: Can I quote you on that?

OFFICER: Listen a��

PROTESTER: Can I quote you / to the cameras?

OFFICER: Thata��s not what I meant.

PROTESTER: Cause I think the media would run / with that story.

OFFICER: Would you shut up and let me think.

PROTESTER: a�?RCMP officer calls protesters idiots, after arresting protester for staring.a�? Ia��m sure your superiors would love to hear that.

OFFICER: Then Ia��m not letting you out of the car.

PROTESTER: Is that so?

OFFICER: If thata��s how youa��re going to be.

PROTESTER: Am I under arrest?

OFFICER: Youa��re under my watchful eye. Until I figure this out.

PROTESTER: Am I under arrest?

OFFICER: Youa��re being detained.

PROTESTER: Ia��m in handcuffs.

OFFICER: Ita��s for your own protection.

PROTESTER: From what? Wea��re inside a car. From you?

OFFICER: Would you shut up and let me think?

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