3 Men, 2 Women, Plus 1 Man & 1 Woman to play multiple roles
Audra has recently moved, and in unpacking, she rekindles her relationship with her childhood Doll that her mother bought for her at a yard sale. She decides that what she needs to complete her new apartment is the perfect end table. This search and her years of yard sale shopping lead her to Rip, a carnival huckster type character running a mysterious yard sale. There, the objects for sale, including a Vase and a Book, tell her strange tales about how they were lost by their owners.
As she returns to Rip’s sale, she suspects a connection between Rip and her missing brother, Jason. Meanwhile, Jason is not physically far from Audra at all, but mentally is on a Ride that leads him on a sky ride with kites, to the very theatre where the play is presented, memories of his own relationship with the Doll, and the night he got to be where he is. His only hope appears to be in the form of a Mailman who could quite literally deliver him to freedom.
We learn that Rip himself has orchestrated the events, with the help of the siblings’ minds–and that what he wants is the very thing that is synonymous with his own loss….
The Eulogy Stalker
Drats (a farce of sorts)
While they’re off on their mission to catch the rat, Rat appears. She is an enchantress dressed all in black–an actress hired to play the rat since rats cannot speak. She embodies the rat’s persona as she tells of her middle-of-the-night observations of the roommates. But as the play goes on, she steps outside of the rat and into her true self, confessing her own feelings toward Brett that she knows will never be requited.
As Zandra tells a ghost story that connects those sticky rat traps with a Demon Lord of the Underworld and his plans to take over the world, a mysterious droning is heard. The next morning when Brett has a run-in with Harrison, his co-worker at his temp job, they all soon discover that the ghost story is quite real. When Andrew and Zandra (and Rat) go in search of Brett, they all end up prisoners of the Underworld. Only through Rat’s love of Brett and a little known demon antidote can their lives–and the world–be saved.
In the end, lessons of tolerance and understanding are learned, realizations are made, and love is in the air–or at least a couple kinky fantasies may come true….