Cast and Setting

OPEN HOUSE

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A Play in Two Acts

By

Richard Bonte

C 2017

OPEN HOUSE – Cast of Characters

In order of appearance…

JILL: a WOMAN, aged 37

LEE: a MAN, aged 40

MRS. RAK: a WOMAN, aged 66

DAL RAK: a WOMAN, aged 35

MARSHALL: a MAN, aged 44

Scene

All of the action takes place inside and outside a studio for rent on the campus of PinkVille University in the city of PinkVille, a wealthy, modern and sprawling sanctuary city in the country of Pinkica—where they speak Pinklish– in the First World.

Time

The Present

Act I

Scene 1: Week One. Early Sunday afternoon, walkway 1 and studio: Lee, Jill, Mrs. Rak and Dal
Scene 2: Late Sunday afternoon, D.L. real estate office:
Marshall, Jill, Dal
Scene 3: An hour later, True Love Nest Realty: Jill, Marshall
Scene 4: Week Two. Wednesday, Studio, Dal and Mrs. Rak
Scene 5: Wednesday, True Love Nest Realty: Jill and Lee
Scene 6: Thursday, the whole stage: Lee and Marshall
Scene 7: Week Three. Sunday afternoon. Dal, Mrs. Rak
Lee
Scene 8: Monday, PVU main stage lecture class: Lee, “Students On Soundtrack”
Scene 9: Thursday, True Love Nest Realty: Lee, Jill
Scene 10: Friday, PVU lecture class (main stage): Dal, Mrs. Rak, and “Students On Soundtrack”
Scene 11: Saturday, “Hoarder” studio, the whole stage, full cast

Act II

Scene 1: Week Four. Sunday, “Hoarder” studio apartment, Lee, Dal, Mrs. Rak
Scene 2: One hour later, “Hoarder” apartment: Dal, Mrs. Rak
Scene 3: 2 hours later, lecture class (at U.L. lectern):
Jill, Lee
Scene 4: Sunday night; Studio “Hoarder” apartment; 2 hours later. Dal, Marshall, Mrs. Rak
Scene 5: Monday, Open Stage: Full Cast
Scene 6: Week Five. Open Studio Apartment: Jill and Lee, News Soundtracks.

OPEN HOUSE SET

MINIMAL GLOSSARY OF THE “YAK” LANGUAGE

YAK – “PINKLISH”

ak – there
aklak – blazing
al – them
ay – oh
chin ring – Hell
daka – pull out
en – not
gota run – explosive device
kumrin – rock
I – it’s
lak – choice
Mi – to
minyin – put
mitak – light
mowyak – death
rak – (n)wire, (v)screw
ro – go
run – bearings
runyan – yourself
sinya – send
taka – ball
un – if
xuurkahs – porcupine wigs
xuu-yak – cunt
ya – between
yak-nak – lock
Yakkah – Pinko
Yarch – Parch
yigh – intelligent
yun-yun – no
zak – hard place

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