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Larry Goodell


ROGER LEON

(R.) (L.)

(Leon has bottle of fizz in a pocket. Roger has a lime in shirt pocket and a letter. A glass, white fan & skull cap are on the table. Lamp with switch is upstage.)

R. How do you do I shall be you in a pince-nez stocking & a helluva Jew the Great Big Jew in the Sky pt-pt Big Jew Boy God!

L.

R. L. R. L. R. L. R.

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Steamboat Soup!! You got me, Roger give me a twist Of the ole tabaccy? Of lime there Gertrude Garden I brought my own fizz. See ya later, alligator. Are these my dead stomping papers? Split them open & suck them. Youve been a Lover to True Blue. True Blue Haven, or True Blue Laughing Stock. Laughing Stock. I'm the fish fell out of the sea into your soup fell outta me. True Blue Laughing Stock is in Paradise. And you put her there. I have no complication on the other side. It's simple Ralph I mean Gertrude, Gertrude Armstrong.

R. All in white, & white face, silver buckles on shoes, sitting at table, smooking a cigaret.

Kisses fingers. Sucks on. cigaret, looks over shoulder. L. Enters, large man in black satin suit, black top hat, white gloves.

Sucks on cigaret. Pulls out bottle of fizz. R. Hands L. lime from inside of his shirt. Draws on cigaret, puts it out.

R. Picks up white fan & fans himself.

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R. Feel my arm. L. Strong. R. Tough but your kind dont turn me on. L. My kind you pay for. R. I've met her too often. L. Gertrude Stagepranks. R. Imogene Sheepshanks. L. Sheepshanks is where Im from. R. I thought you were from Arkansas. L. Sheepshanks, Arkansas. R. Dont ever slur a place. L. Im factual, Im superR. Not so much. Your girlfriend's getting old. L. She's still all there. And she's yours if you give me the one thing on earth I've got to have. R. Neighbors. I've gottum. We're neighbors. There's six of us and just one of you. L. I've gotta have all of you. R. Do without us. Do your odd thing. L. But not without you all Ann Marie Impressive Stage will admire you all. R. She will come in here give party to all of us. Stage, snappy queen. Aunt Margaret too bad Hollywood. . . closed down on her. L. Hollywood burned down on her.

Holds up arm he’s fanning with, Fans quicker when L. touches it.

Drinking.

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R. Aunt Margaret Edgewood. L. A place names a place. R. A place you are leaving the place. L. In place of yours & yours alls. R. Fun with mint an increased tea & fun with mint. L. I'm wallopee & I'm gay. R. Youre going away take that. ` L. Are we going that way constantly going that way. R. Let me read it Arse Head. Dear Sweets — You have been lovingly sent from True Blue Laughing Stock brother to True Blue Haven sister to Laughing Woo a sixfoot hedge you can gently lower it over your garden, or your grave. Signed, gotta get married. Make up your mind. L. I suddenly did. I'll return your lime. R. Here is your fan. Your white paint. Your storage chamber. Your big white coat. Your melodrama.

Hands letter to L. L. opens letter, laughs then throws up. Takes top hat off & puts it upside down on table.

Grabs letter back.

Pushes lime to R. Puts fan in top hat.

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L. R. L. R. L. R. L.

R. L. R.

Please, let's not get sacred. Here's your tophat back. Where's my fizz. Dont leave with yr fizz. I go where I go with my fizz. Give me my hat. Transform your altar from left to right. Dont say any bad things as you go. Lift Her Fur No. In Fur Durn No. Impressive Stage. She burned down all over herself. She is coming back. Is back, but you cant have her. Step on my arm?

Pushes top hat to L. Picks up fizz & turns to go.

Hands L. a white skull cap. Puts white cap on.

Grabs fan from top hat, fans L's face as if to get him away.

L. I'm leaving your airy caboose. R. You impregnate the sky with your sty. L. Youve got me all wrong, come to my service on Sunday. R. Are you going to gang, bang the livin daylights out of the crowd. L. I'm comedy, what are you. R. I am comedy, too. Here's your fan. Hands L. The fan & puts on L. I'll see you Sunday at sunrise, L’s top hat. Aunt Jalopy & old Susan Scrooge'll be there. Aunt Charlie & True Blue Haven dancing the do nothing jig. R. I thot you were going. L. I'll be there as Hot Happens Once No More & sweep my purple robes with white fur, Moontang, at you when you come in the door. R. I want to embrace a perfectly round sphere. L. That's what we do. We do it.

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R. Get out. Youre not me I'm not you. There's only one of me and six of you. Bury yr skull cap in your top hat. L. R. L. R. L. R. L. R. L. R. L.

Fan. Table. Lights out. Light. Lime. Turn on the limelight. We cant get together. Exactly, remotely the same. Roger, right. Leon left. Went to find a white face to play his part. The part you gave me and tried to take it away. Take it away, Kate.

R. & L. It's no longer hard to tell a storrreee. R. Kate got what she came for. It's up and it's down. L. We informed each other. R. And it's not tough to see, it's no longer hard to be some other. L. It's no longer hard to be me. R. & L. It's no longer hard to be some other, it's no longer hard to be me.

Hands L. top hat, L. puts it on over skull cap. L. Hands R. the fan . R. Grabs table. L. turns light out. Turns light back on.

They dance around holding each other’s arms. Both face audience.

They go out arm in arm, singing.

ÌENDÌ

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Left And Right, a short play by Larry Goodell, part of Hot Art & other plays, 1975 contact the author for performance rights !"

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Plays by Larry Goodell (Early)Angels and Carnations 1957, Edgar in Two Scenes 1959?, Harry 1961, Billy's Game 1961 (Later) A Play On Words 24Oct1974 Hot Art and Other Plays Alfalfa, a Radio Play, presented on KUNM-FM and the Vortex Theater simultaneously 5Oct1975 Left and Right, a Play 12Oct1975 Captain Armor (actors loved it but we didn’t do it) 14Oct1975 Hot Art 19?Oct1975 Body Palace, a Play for Two Women, premiered at the Vortex Theater with Terry Boren & Constance Ash, Ned Sublette directing 21Oct1975 The Football Game, a Responsive Reading, premiered at the Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, impromptu, presented at the Vortex Theater 24Oct1975 A Fifth Apart, premiered at the Vortex Theater with Ned Sublette & the author 1976 Rabbit Stew, performed at the Armory for the Arts, “Words” program, Santa Fe 1976 Later Plays Verging on Female Territory 25Aug1976(?) Billy the Kid in Bed with His Stereotype, a Radio Play 25Aug1977 premiered on KUNM-FM, along with Body Palace (Radio Premiere), Radio Perfomance Project 1977 11October1977 Presentation of the Goddess, for Ned Sublette Jan1977 Jock Art, a Dance Play 1977 Julia Child Taoist Incarnate, premiered, “Words” program, Santa Fe Jan1979 Pecos Bill, a “full length” Radio or Read Play, presented at KUNM-FM as part of Ned Sublette’s Radio Performance Project 1979 1979 Each Other, a Duo, presented on KUNM-FM by Marilyn Pittman & Larry Goodell, also at the Zocalo Theater in Bernalillo, New Mexico, by Marcia Latham & the author Feb-Mar1980 In Our One Way, a Radio Play for Two Men with Low Voices 23Jun1980 Down in Jujitsu Land 21Jul1980 The Fairy Baboons 9Dec(#2)1981 Old Indian Trick, a Play for Leader and Chorus 1982 Spirit Talk, premiered at Coronado State Monument (Kuaua), Bernalillo, New Mexico, with Bill Pearlman & the author 12May1994 The Disappearing Corpse, a Play To Be Read Aloud (for Sara Kane) 2002



Left & Right