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Excerpts from The World of Art

KILLER MUSICAL: AN EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF ART

VITO A playwright? Back when I was incarcerated, if you were, like, a model prisoner, which I was, they used to take us out to the theatre district. You know, we lived for those field trips! They would get cheap tickets for some play that stunk so bad they couldn’t give them away. Know what I mean? They thought they were torturing us. Well, one night we’re watching this musical, Tastes Like Chicken. Hey! You got the poster! You do…

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RAINBOW: AN EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF ART

. VITO Like, Gladys who I ain’t seen since I was in high school, walks into the room. It’s a life drawing class, and I’m posing, see, just trying to make a few honest bucks straight out of prison. I got my back to her but of course she recognizes me. I guess you could say I’m hard to forget that way. So I says to her, “I loved you as Gladys way before you ran away from home. Now,…

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SO MUCH IN COMMON: AN EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF ART

AURORA I’ve had many past lives, and so have you. ART So we have that in common too? AURORA When you have achieved an advanced consciousness, you will begin to remember them. Myself, I seem to specialize in Presidents of the United States. My most recent past life was Jimmy Carter. ART He’s still alive. AURORA Really? That explains so much. Well, dead or alive, it’s much like being inside someone, looking out. I tend to be inside men. I…

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