At rise the stage is nearly empty except for a 2 sets of tables and two chairs set equally far apartfrom each other. Near the tablesand chairs there are two smallsigns on posts, turned away fromthe audience.There is a mirror effect created.A moment later two eras of David come on stage together. DAVID 1997 and DAVID 2012 (referred tohereafter as 1997 and 2012 in thescript).The two Davids together, walk tothe upstage and then proceed, witha roll of blue painters tape, tobisect the stage in half from backto front, leaving each table and chair set on either side.Both David's move upstage.CARLA and TAYLOR enter. They moveto the tables. Taylor is a young man and Carla is in her early forties. The sit, again, mirroring each other, facing the blue line.Taylor stage right, Carla stageleft.1997 turns back and makes his way to the table, with Carla, with twoglasses.He turns his sign around and itreads "1997". He puts the glassdown and begins to talk to whoever is across the table from him.
1997Okay. Sorry. There you go. Dewar's neat, right?CARLAYeah. Thanks.1997So, how many times have you been here for a conference?CARLAEleven.