ACT 1 SCENE 1 HOTEL BAR11*Preshowkaraoke, offstage, can beheard.It is a Thursday nightbetween *Christmas and New Years Eve.A typical watering hole in a hotel, with a couple of tables. The set isdecorated with tacky decorations for winter and the holidays. There are evenstockings for each employee. On each *table is a candle. There are three *entrances, the front door to the lobbyis open and the music from the hotel’s *other bar-- a karaoke room spillsin. *There is a door behind the bar to thekitchen, and a small hallway to therest rooms. By the hall to the restrooms there is a jukebox.*AVERY, in his fifties, sits at the bar *dressed in a nondescript suit. He sips *a glass ofport.*ZAK, followed by TIRESIAS, enters from *the lobby door. TIRESIASclosesitas *hepasses.ZAK, puzzled, turns to look *for a moment.*ZAK is in his early 20s and stepsbehind the bar. Despite being dressedin his "uniform", he wears it withstyle.TIRESIAS, a man in his 60s, takes aseat at the bar.*Neither ZAK nor AVERY pays anyattention to TIRESIAS.ZAK*Evening.AVERY*Hi.ZAK*You need anything?AVERY*Another port?*END OF THE ROAD: NehringDRAFT7/25/2011, p1.