(Mary Ann Amato)
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|A job interview from Purgatory. One Man. One Woman. A desk separating them. Who will cross over? And what happens if they do? What are the consequences if they don't?|
|What begins as a semingly routine job interview for a Man becomes an exercise in forced revelation and unwelcome introspection at the hands of his relentlessly precise female Inerviewer with her endless seies of insidiously simple QUESTIONS which terminates at a LARGE DOOR in the Middle of the desert (not a location, by the way), on the other side of which is a BEAUTIFUL OASIS: destination?
|* Yes, I know there is no such thing as a 49 page screenplay. There are 15 page screenplays and maybe even 20 page screenplays -- and there are, OF COURSE, 110 page screenplays. And there seems to be a current vogue for 1 page screenplays. But there are NO OTHERS. I am aware of this.|
|A LITTLE MORE|
|MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, without the dinner. Actually without Andre. But BEAUTIFUL OASIS does have Neo-Nazi Marching Nuns, chocolate bars, wickedly deceptive faucets in a public shower, and a touch of Vaudeville.
Most of us have been there: sitting through a job interview, answering QUESTION after QUESTION wondering, what are they after? are they really learning anything? is there actually a job at the end of the tunnel?
|Names and places of employment?|
|Do you play a musical instrument?|
|Do you pick your nose?|
|Do you have any close friends who are Eskimo-American?|
|Have you ever done anything for which, later, you could find no reason for having done in the first place?|
|Is there any thing, person, or idea without which you feel you could not continue as a viable and functioning member of the human race?|
THE LADIES OF THE SACRED SOUTH
THE QUARTER-STEP WALTZ