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3 Mutants: plays about girls a trilogy of short plays by Lisa D'Amour who may be reached at 131 Java Street #3 Brooklyn, NY 11222 [email protected] (917) 95206295 © 2002 Lisa D'Amour
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Prelude Cold work lights. Florescent? Like an operating theater. As the audience comes in, a woman sits in a chair on stage. Perhaps in a bathrobe. Perhaps in jeans and a T-Shirt. She is a small town, working class, 30 something mother. She sits and smokes. As she smokes, she notices blemishes on her body: Age spots on her hands. She feels something lumpy in her abdomen. Appendix? Or a tumor. She runs her tongue over her filmy teeth. She cleans the dirt from under her finger nails Pats a barely visible double chin. Pulls out a long hair from her chin. She smokes. She breathes. She looks at her hand. Is it he r hand? Of course it is. Yes. She smokes. End of Prelude. Dream of a West Texas Marsupial Girl A Windswirl of whispers. Marsupial Girl with her head in her mother's lap. Mother hums a lullaby. Out of the whispers, words: God deals from a mysterious deck. Hiding it is not out of the question.
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Edna once sewed up a bleedin' heifer with one hand and a knitting needle. They say she speaks her own language, something primitive and sinister and crawling with spells. She's just a girl. Look at those ten perfect toes. Listen to this:. "Phalangeroidea Macropodinae Megaleia Rufa. Main color of the male is reddish brown and the female is bluish gray. Kangaroos are mainly nocturnal - That child is NOT a - Words back into windswirl. Mother takes a drag from her cigarette. Hums again. Marsupial Girl, age 6, shows her belly to Pearl, also age 6 MARSUPIAL GIRL It's just a cut is all. When I was little, I got a cut and the skin grew back funny. But it's OK now, see? Don't be such a baby. Now it's your turn. HEY COME BACK! SHOW ME YOUR SCAR! YOU KNOW YOU GOT ONE! Marsupial Girl bellows as loud as a Greyhound bus. She is on a Greyhound Bus. She is 16 years old. She holds a program for a Shakespeare play. She looks exhausted. A young man sits across the aisle from her. He is listening to a radio. He has an odd look in his eye. He takes off his headphones and looks at Marsupial Girl. YOUNG MAN Hey. Hey. Hey. Marsupial Girl looks. YOUNG MAN Watch this. The young man takes a peeled onion out of his pocket, takes a big bite, and chews and chews. He spits it out in to a napkin, and shows it to her. Know what that means? MARSUPIAL GIRL No. YOUNG MAN The place I come from is not unremarkable. It's not pale pink shutters with a daisy-chain trim. It’s X Ray craving shivers with velvety urges and unimagined forms, where the sun radiates question marks
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and all sentences end with YES. Now you, you’re from Texas. I can tell. MARSUPIAL GIRL
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