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Stephen King - An Evening at Gods

Stephen King - An Evening at Gods

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An Evening at GODs

An Evening at GODs Stephen King A one minit play, 1990 DARK STAGE. Then a spotlight hits a papier-mache globe, spinning all by itself in the middle of darkness. Little by little, the stage lights COME UP, and we see a bare-stage representation of a living room: an easy chair with a table beside it (there’s an open bottle of beer on the table), and a console TV across the room. There’s a picnic cooler-full of beer under the table. Also, a great many empties. GOD is feeling pretty good. At stage left, there’s a door. GOD – a big guy with a white beard – is sitting in the chair, alternately reading a book (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) and watching the tube. He has to crane whenever he wants to look at the set, because the floating globe (actually hung on a length of string, I imagine) is in his line of vision. There’s a sitcom on TV. Every now and then GOD chuckles along with the laugh-track. There is a knock at the door. GOD (big amplified voice) Come in! Verily, it is open unto you! The door opens. In comes ST. PETER, dressed in a snazzy white robe. He’s also carrying a briefcase. GOD Peter! I thought you were on vacation! ST. PETER Leaving in half an hour, but I thought I’d bring the papers for you to sign. How are you, GOD? GOD Better. I should know better than to eat those chili peppers. They burn me at both ends. Are those the letters of transmission from hell?

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He looks back..tephen%20King%20-%20An%20Evening%20At%20Gods. ST. GOD Yes. PETER Yes. sees GOD is waiting. GOD Me. the housekeeper is the most forgetful bitch in the universe. Thank GOD. finally. PETER So Earth’s still there. was that Alan Alda? ST. He leans forward and crushes the floating globe to powder. Excuse the pun. An EXPLOSION OF LAUGHTER from the TV. ST. Been meaning to do that for a long time.. PETER looks sadly at the crushed remains of the earth. Too late. and puts a pen in his out-stretched hand. either. Now I can see the TV. GOD Damm..html (2 of 4)7/28/2005 9:13:34 PM . GOD hands the papers back and looks up at it. PETER It may have been. He removes some papers from his briefcase. ST PETER has been looking at the floating globe. His gaze is rather irritated. GOD scribbles his signature. GOD cranes to see. ST.An Evening at GODs ST. file:///E|/Funny%20&%20Weird%20Shit/75%20-%20Step. GOD scans them. As he does. then holds out his hand impatiently. GOD (inmensely satisfied) There. PETER goes back to gazing at the globe. sir – I really couldn’t see. Huh? After All these years.

sir. (Pause) Still. ST. I’ve got all the videotapes. file:///E|/Funny%20&%20Weird%20Shit/75%20-%20Step... PETER Ummm.umm.. PETER I believe both Alda and Williams Were on it when you. GOD – Earth. I believe that was alan Alda’s world. although it’s a little easier to see GOD.tephen%20King%20-%20An%20Evening%20At%20Gods. GOD Look! It’s Richard Pryor! That guy kills me! I suppose he was. GOD Shit.. because there’s a faint nimbus of light around his head. PETER Umm. Now – let’s Drink to your vacation! They are just shadows in the dimness now. A roar of laughter from the TV. I mean. GOD So? (Chuckles at the TV) Robin Williams! I LOVE Robin Williams! ST.. It WAS in the way... ST. GOD Oh.. No problem. PETER takes one. but there’s more where that came from. PETER I actually sort of liked that one.. A spotlight come up on the remains on the globe.passed Judgement. GOD.An Evening at GODs ST...html (3 of 4)7/28/2005 9:13:34 PM . the stage-lights begin to dim. Want a beer? As ST. yessir. (Pause) Maybe I better cut Down on my drinking. They clink bottles.. GOD It wasn’t bad..

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