So many ordinary beings are envious of famous folks.
They think if only they were famous too, they would be universally loved and adored.
They don’t see how the glow of fame inevitably fades behind-the-scenes, where even the most sensitive and romantic of leading men are often tasked with the challenge of hiding their soft and loving hearts behind a facade of nonstop action-action-action.
(After all, how is a famous and feathery actor supposed to woo the ladybirds while reeking and dripping with sweat after yet another vigorous on-stage combat sequence?)
On that note, Love & Feathers is proud to present the famous and feathery actor Pearl Cutts in his latest one-avian play:
The audience tiptoes in to find their seats in the barely-lit auditorium. Already feeling nervous just from knowing they will soon see their hero “live in action,” the eery silence just amplifies the general atmosphere of suspense.
They take their seats and wait. There is the sound of a brief scuffle behind the curtain, then all goes quiet again. Finally, the curtain parts….slowly.
(Here, there is a brief break as several audience members swoon and have to be either resuscitated or carried out of the auditorium.)
(There is more swooning and another awkward “carry break”).
It is the MommyGuard. She is dangling something….a scent wafts his way. It is a toasted waffle!
Styrofoam (and audience) forgotten, the star sprints lightly in the direction of the toasted treat.
In the cavernous echo from backstage, the audience hears a distinctive, crispy sound…..CHOMP.
Shannon & Pearl