|In The Dark|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Joe Frank, Grace Zabriskie, Ryan Cutrona, Phil Procter, Alan Arbus|
|Absurd Monologue, Improv Actors, Sound Effects, 30 minutes|
"My father was a pioneer in the fluorocarbon and silicon industry."
Joe's father works in a condom company, condom testing on animals and people. A testing lab made up like a hotel. His father escapes from an unhappy life in a dirigible, catches seagulls and fish. He meets the pope; we're given a list of topics they discuss. His father returns, works in prosthetics, then disappears to avoid patient lawsuits. A man talks about his gun, uses it to shoot a barking dog. His wife is furious. Sound of thunder in the background. The man and wife fight over the weather, over a squash dish, her housework. Monologue: Joe delivers monologue praising an idealized mother in a poor, rural household. Excusing her drunken outbursts, attempts to run away, repeated hospitalization, setting the house on fire, affairs with a doctor. The fighting couple - he refuses to tell her where he's been in order to prevent her from being captured and tortured for information. Monologue: remembering an idyllic past free from crime. A man on the phone describes seeing elephants from the window of his shack, his fear of a wet suit, says good bye. Bird and elephant sounds.
shares music with Windows, half hour program.
- "Brooks Was Here" - Thomas Newman (from "Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack ", 2000)
- "Atom Dream" - William Orbit (from "Strange Cargo 2 ", 1994)
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