SIX MOONS IN BAKARULAKA
or how modernity came to its enddeep in the Amazon rainforest __________________________________________________________
Rachel and William, wife and husband – young anthropologists in the field.
a hut on the edge of an Amazon rainforest village – Bakarulakaevery scene takes place on the night of a full moon __________________________________________________________
Academical background notes at end.
Scene 1: first night
Inside a single room hut. On either side of the door is a desk with a laptop on it and achair in front. There is window above each desk, and then further from the door in eachdirection a hammock. There are four travel trunks piled in William's half of the hut (stageleft), and one in Rachel's (stage right) half.Rachel is sitting on the chair by her desk, her arms around her knees pulled to her chest,slumped, looking overwhelmed. William is organizing file folders and typing on hiscomputer, organizing the same files in a database program.Rachel:Oh god. What am I doing here?William:Uh... Your dissertation research. Your Ph.D. Everything you've beenworking toward for the last four years.Rachel:[Moaning...]Uuuhh.William:Your future! Come on, Rach, it's natural to have some doubts when youfirst arrive in the field. It's like that stuff from Rodriguez's fieldworkseminar – culture shock, too much self awareness – you got the high gradein that class.Rachel:[Sullen.]