(An Unpublished Work)
The play, itself, closed even before it opened. The problem was that no actor could be found to handle the assignment. Though billed as a one-act play; it actually consisted of, in fact, a single word.
The script read:
The Player. Cosmic Call.*
Though scores auditioned for the part no one could be found who could get it just right.
* The ‘Call’ should encompass that sound that the primeval superatom yawned at the instant the universe began to expand; God is but a whispered ululation of’it; it is the birth pangs of every mother and every birth; the sound of death; hope; striving; failure; the noise of love; the sound of a Black hole sucking in a new born star; a dandelion crying; **; a cat purring; shadows singing; stars imploding; rocks breathing; the blind seeing their first sight & the deaf hearing their first sounds; the sound of thinking; smoke striving; rainbows singing; computers whirring, and the like.
**Editor: word is missing from original manuscript