VIII.V SECOND Nach(t)musik: Alone

Screen #1

Screen #2

Screen #3

[ARIA FOR ORSON #1.]

ORSON #2 and ORSON #3 seat themselves on their stools and look up at their respective movie screens, watching the images as the unfold, their backs to the audience. For the moment, there is no electro-acoustic sound. ORSON #1 moves gracefully downstage center. As HE sings, he is accompanied only by a string trio, and HIS hand writes the words on HIS movie screen.

ORSON #1

We’re born alone.

We live alone.

We die alone.

Only

Through love & friendship

Can we create the illusion

For the moment that we are

Not

Alone.

Orson Welles