Brittney Williams, Ivan Battle, Tim Craig, and Sandy Sardhar in HOW REVOLUTIONS GET STARTED

A nice opportunity for two actors who specialize in silent expression! A pair of maintenance workers listen in escalating astonishment as their employers complain about how difficult their own lives are and how hard they work.

I imagine we've all felt like them at one time or another. In fact, this play's dialogue comes -- almost word-for-word -- from a conversation two of my employers held within my hearing at one of the temp jobs I did as a young man.

Once you've read the play you'll understand why I hasten to add that I did NOT respond the way the maintenance people in this play do.

I may have thought about it, but I didn't do it.

VEEP
It does mean you never get a moment's rest.

CEO
Oh, that's true. Straight out of school and into the office. The vicious cycle.

VEEP
No escape for us.

CEO
And that guy saying we don't know what it means to work hard.

VEEP
I'm here every morning at ten o'clock no matter what!

CEO
And I've never seen you leave before six. Unless you've got an appointment on the golf course or something like that, but --

VEEP
That's the other thing -- people see us out on the course and they think we're playing.

CEO
Biggest deals I ever made were made on the golf course.

VEEP
Restaurants -- same thing. They see us dining out and they think we're having a party.

CEO
God, I'd love to go to a nice restaurant just for the food and the wine and the atmosphere. But no!

VEEP
Grind grind grind.

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