Excerpts from The World of Art

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN: AN EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF ART

JO

You got fired! See, that’s what happens when they discover your work day consists of writing a musical based on the career of Jeffrey Dahmer! You can’t even write music! Then, in Year One, you blew your severance package trying to produce it! Then in Year Two you blew my entire savings subsidizing its very short run!

 

ART

You were a willing investor at the time!

 

JO

That’s what happens when you get too close to something. When there are no boundaries you drift too far. Who knew that a musical based on a career cannibal would close after six days and virtually bankrupt me?

 

ART

You ever hear of Sweeney Todd? Little Shop of Horrors? If them, why not Tastes Like Chicken? And don’t forget I was paying you back by subsidizing your rent. You would have never been able to live here otherwise.

 

JO

I used to think that was my job. Believing in you like that. But not any more.

 

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