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Whispers of a
Savage Sort: And Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience|
[Lights open on where OTHERS are playing Cops and Robbers outside on the playground. MICHAEL skirts around the action, looking for a natural break into their game. Finally BRUNO shoots PHIL, and PHIL falls to the ground.
Lights change to a sleazy alleyway: OTHERS, including FIDO, are shooting at each other big-time, and finally the shootout stops when SNOOTY lifts his lapels and strides forward. With his eyes alert, SNOOTY is poised with his gun. Suddenly a gun goes off: SNOOTY catches the bullet in his fist as it whizzes past, and inspects it.]
SNOOTY: Cheap. Hah!
[SNOOTY is about to continue when he notices something in the distance. He then approaches the imaginary dead body.]
SNOOTY: Poppa? (Glances around.) Poppa . . . ?
[SNOOTY turns around with great suspicion just as lights change back to the playground. MICHAEL approaches BRUNO and OTHERS as PHIL gets up. BRUNO pushes MICHAEL aside.]
BRUNO: (To PHIL.) That was a good dead. Címon, letís do it again.
[The morning bell rings. Ms. GRAHAM approaches them.]
GRAHAM: Come on. Itís time for our first class. History.
[OTHERS mope their way into their classroom. MICHAEL lags behind and sits down.]
GRAHAM: Good morning, everyone.
[OTHERS look up at the imaginary picture.]