glass of an imaginary customer and awaiting the customer's reaction. He then smiles andnods and pours more into the glass.This rummaging action continues for another ten seconds after which a man (MAN OFFASHION) walks from upstage directly to downstage center. HE is an elegantly dressedman in a tuxedo and scarf and is holding a cigarette in a fancy holder. HE might also havea walking stick. HE glances (without expression) at the MAN OF LEISURE, then takes a puff on his cigarette. HE then faces the audience, bows formally, and begins speaking in arefined, upper-class (but not pretentious) voice.
MAN OF FASHIONIn the 17th century, Archbishop James Ussher-(Suddenly, the MAN OF LEISURE drops the trash can lid and it clangs noisily onthe stage)
(The MAN OF FASHION is somewhat annoyed at the interruption. HE turns toglance briefly at the MAN OF LEISURE who continues to take no notice of him.The MAN OF FASHION then turns again to the audience and begins speaking)
MAN OF FASHION(cont)In the 17th century, Archbishop James Ussher, at Trinity College in Dublin,calculated that God had created heaven and earth in four thousand and four B.C.On the 22nd of October. Now-(The MAN OF LEISURE, still peering into the trash bin, has mumbled something.The MAN OF FASHION turns to him)
MAN OF FASHION