SCENE 29 (In the Motel room, the air turns strange. We are in a dream. MARCO is gone. The other cast members enter as dancers and creatures to begin another ballet.) (SUZY is still on the floor.)
BALLERINA 1 Deep in a chemically induced slumber, Suzy has a dream.
BALLERINA 2 Omigod! Are you Ok?
BALLERINA 1 Theres something wrong with you.
SUZY Not me, Im special Im fine. Im good. Not like any other.
BALLERINA 2 You really dont know, do you?
BOBBY (as a medic) Miss, are you all right.
BOBBY Youve been in a terrible accident, you've fallen from . . . well, you may still be falling.
SUZY Whats going on?
(DANCERS all look up in horror and run around frantic.)
BOBBY Youll be OK. Im here to help you.
SUZY No one ever helps me.
BOBBY I will.
SUZY I have unique and special needs. Im not used to them being fulfilled.
BOBBY Let me know what they are. No, dont try to get up. Tell me how I can help.
SUZY To start, I require strength both from others and from myself.
SUZY I am drastically underrated. I dont know how to play the stock market but have a strong belief I could figure it out in good time. I have a strong backstroke and wish I could get around merely by swimming.
SUZY Thank you. I have to dance whenever I hear any sort of music from the 80s. Even ads for soda and kitty litter jingles. I prefer not to dance alone.
BOBBY Of course
SUZY Good. I will need to grandstand at least once a week. Dont be surprised if I do it in my pajamas that is if I wear pajamas to bed that night. Grandstanding must be done immediately in the morning on the first day one feels that special something. You shall not grandstand not unless you can prove that you too feel that special something, which of course you will not be able to do.
SUZY You must prove to me that Im the most important thing there is. You must adore me and accept me and approve of all I do.
BOBBY Im falling in love with you.
SUZY Of course. Now kiss me.
BOBBY Yes maam.
BALLERINA 1 But the wind suddenly takes him away.
(The BALLERINAS pick him up and carry him off.)
BALLERINA 2 And she is once again alone.
SUZY Help me Im alone. Ive fallen and Im stuck. Im close to death or at least misery. Help me, wont you help me please.
BALLERINA 2 The insects are dead. The sun is dead. The sand is dead. There is no water.
BALLERINA 1 Still in the desert, still fallen, she moans.
BALLERINA 2 And buzzards pick the clothes from her body.
(The dancers pretending to be buzzards, attack her and try to take her clothes.)
ALLEGRA Im better than you in every way. Im stronger and smarter and much much prettier.
ALLEGRA (singing) I am golden. I am sweet. I will make a life complete. I am the perfect girl in every way. I am the perfect girl, in this perfect world on this perfect day.
BOBBY Oh darling.
ALLEGRA Oh darling.
(BOBBY and ALLEGRA kiss.)
SUZY Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
BALLERINA 1 She feels her lashes being brushed. Her hair being touched. Her clothes being taken away.
SUZY I am beautiful
BALLERINA 2 No, youre not.
BALLERINA 11 Suzy feels breathing very close to her. All around her. All up inside her. But she cannot see anything.
(The DANCERS breathe on her but when she turns they are gone.)
BALLERINA 2 She knows there is something inside her thats screaming to get out. Sometimes it is very small and sometimes it roars. But it hasnt got out yet.
SUZY Someone pay attention to me. I am unique. I have big thoughts. Pay attention to me! I deserve it!
(The BALLERINAS pick up SUZY and ALLEGRA and put them to bed.)