A Skit to Welcome Don Stevens for his
workshop on The Three Bridges
Various worlds in and out of Creation.
[Ocean lies on floor dead asleep,
front-side up, eyes closed. Wears "Band of Bubbles" T-Shirt.]
“Long ago, even before the beginning of Time, there was a vast ocean.”
Ocean: extends arms and feet (as though very large).
ocean was sound asleep.”
Ocean: Snore sounds.
was so asleep that he didn’t even know that he existed.”
slightly. Stops. Starts to raise another finger. Stops. “Duh. …who am
Enter with veils swirling. “Now, dear, you’re sound asleep. How can you possibly
know who you are? Here, let me show you.”
Ocean gets up.
Lady Maya enwraps him in her veils and leads him over a few paces.
“We have to pass through a few worlds before we get there. The first is the
brilliant Mental World. Here, put on these sunglasses. This light is too bright
for you right now.”
Ocean: “Huh? Why? I don’t even have
“Never mind. Just keep them on.” Leads him on a few more paces.
“Hold on tight. We’re passing through the Subtle World energy
gets louder. Ocean starts to be pulled from Lady Maya’s embrace.
Scolding: “What did I tell you? Here, hold my hand. This energy is too
strong for you right now.”
Ocean: Discovers her
tummy and pats it. “Hey, are you pregnant?” [Husband and wife, who
Lady Maya: “Of
course, dear. I’m about to give birth to something big.”
Lady Maya: “You!”
Pushes him across stage.
Bubbles: Ocean is
joined by rest of cast, also wearing T-shirts that say Band of Bubbles.
Bubbles swirl around Ocean. Blow
soap bubbles. Make loud explosion sounds, including “Bang!” and “Big
“Gosh. I feel different somehow. Who did you say I am?”
“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…” They rush back and forth across
stage, blowing bubble guns. They briefly grasp hands but are pulled away by each
“You’re in the cosmic soup now!”
Displays Campbell’s soup can.
Ocean is attracted
to a Bubble 2. He keeps trying to grab her hand, but energy and heat pull
her from him. Ocean has look of frustration. Action slows. He manages to
reach her finally and when they touch, there is another explosion and more
swirling, but they are still hold hands.
Ocean a sign that says Hydrogen. “Congratulations!”
You’ve made it to Hydrogen.”
“What is this? A chemistry lesson?”
“Goodbye, dear. You have a lot of exciting adventures ahead of you.”
Dismayed. “But wait! …Who am I?”
“Oh, did I forget to tell you?” Thinks hard. “Well…There are
these three bridges…” Tries to try to remember them. “Let’s
see, there’s London Bridge…” Thinks some more. “Lloyd
“Three hearts, one no trump?”
Sings “Sur le pont d’Avignon, Notre Dame,
“Let’s cross that bridge when we come
Sings “Like a bridge over troubled waters….”
Lady Maya: (Still
puzzled) “No, no, that’s not it...”
Turns to Don Stevens. “Don, this is
where you come in. Take it from here.” She presents a certificate
declaring him an official companion of the Atlanta Band of Bubbles.