Pilot :: The End
|WBAI and NPR Playhouse|
|Original Broadcast Date|
Barbara Sohmers, Clark Gordon, Paul Mantell, Robin Goodman, Avery Hart, Brother Theodore, Larry Block, Irene Wagner, Arthur Miller, Tim Jerome, Annalee Jeffries, Joe Frank.|
Directed by Arthur Miller, sound by David Rapkin. Written and produced by Joe Frank
|Scripted Actors, Absurd Monologue, Mock Interview, 1 hour|
|Followed by:||The Decline Of Spengler|
"Once, uh, I went alone to the Yucatan to go diving"
A man decides to become a pilot while diving in the Yucatan with a toothache. Actor dialog: revolution around a resort and talking with a mysterious pilot, villages are bombed, radio interview with anthropologist about a village dance (the story of "the curse of the concubine" and a man blessed with flight), planning a bombing raid, an encounter with a woman ends in tears. Joe's doctor dies, and he finds someone living in his apartment. Voice-over radio plays: an exaggerated Indian accent describes souls who don't know they are dead. An interview with "Love Film" actors. A circus by the sea explodes. Joe can't sleep at the YMCA, emotion is a sign of decadence. Steinfeld's theory of Chaos. A woman describes an encounter with a couple and a girlfriend. Joe is in a bar on a train in the countryside, the conductor questions people (the "Is your business of a personal nature or is it commercial? . . . I buy and sell animals..." dialog), Joe remembers the country side and tries to cross a river. A doctor removes fragments of bone from Joe's body. Indian voice talks about nirvana as a resort hotel. A couple fights at the circus funeral.
Music: Vladimir Cosma, Diva, Sentimental Walk
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