Five movements for one silence: Scherzo.

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou








Anne, John, Luc, Marc, Mathew.



The whole stage takes place in dim light. The movements are vivid. They transcend words. The persons are running everywhere. They are heading towards those tied on the chairs.



Mathew



There they are!



Marc



Quick! Quick!



Luke



Anne! John!





A hollow sound is heard.



Mathew



In what a condition they have brought them to!



Marc



Let’s untie them!



They bustle around them



Luke



I believe they are alright.





They lift them slowly.



Mathew



Lift them up immediately. Time. We must go!



The three of them support the other two and walk in difficulty.



John



Let go of her!



Anne



John!



Luke



It’s us! Don’t be afraid of anything.



Mathew



I m here with Luke and Marc.



John



Mathew, is that you?



Mathew

Yes, my friend.



John



Take care of Anne…



Luke and Marc hold her even tighter.



Anne



John! John!



John



It’s our people, Anne, don’t be afraid of anything anymore.



Anne



Don’t leave me alone…

Luke



Anne, everything is alright now. Time. You are free!

Anne



Free?



Marc



Yes, free!

Anne



John, don’t believe it, it’s one more trap.



John



No, no... Time. Come into my arms, Anne.



Anne



What else will they do to us?



John



Nothing now. Nothing will happen to us now.



Marc



We must go.



John



But, she can’t.



Luke



What?



John



She can’t recognize you, the poor girl.



Anne



John?



John



Here I am!



Anne



Stay with me. Time. Don’t leave me alone.



The stage is shed with light and we are in a house. Anne is surrounded by her friends. Yet, she seems not able to recognize them.



Marc



I don’t know what to do...



Luke



She seems to have absolutely lost her memory…



John





They used to hit us with clubs day and night. Time. Had you delayed…Silence. I would be in the same state.



Mathew



You have suffered too much…



John



But she didn’t confess anything! That’s why they brought her into this state.



Luke



How can they be so dispicable!



Marc



They have committed genocide; they are capable of anything.



Mathew



Then how to resist them?



John

The way matters less, what is essential is resisting.

Luke



This is not enough! Time. Look at Anne. She has suffered too much. She can’t recognize us anymore.



John



We will teach her history again.

Marc



But how?



John



Each one of us will say to her one chapter every day.



Luke

You are not conscious.



John



Then, we will do it at nights.



Mathew



You are completely crazy.



Marc



No, we resist and we will help her by any means possible.



Luke



You are right! Time. We will rewrite history for her sake. She will stay with us.

Mathew



Then we will start from today.



Marc



In this way, we will retrieve the tradition of the peoples who have suffered.

Luke



We will have to go back in time.

Marc



Time is with us.



John



As long as we don’t forget.



Mathew



So, each one of us will have to write down all that he knows. Time. Thus she will have a complete view of our history.



Anne



John, you are here!



John is goes near her.



John



Yes, Anne. I will always be here.



Anne



Talk to me...

John nods to the others who get up.



John



I’m accompanying our friends.



Anne



Don’t leave me.



He holds her hand.



John



So, I’ ll start first.



He is talking to her low-voiced, while the other persons exit the stage.


 








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