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Sep 13, 2017

Jack and Jill Plays - Part 28 - About The Music





About Jack and Jill Plays:

This is a new thing I'm doing.  Posting a short play every day as long as I can.  This does not mean that I wrote this play today but I might have.  (My life is not always my own what with work and a 4 year old running around so maybe I wrote it today or maybe it was stockpiled in preparation for the days I can't get in writing.)  My goal is to do at least 100 of these or maybe more but probably 45 or 50 is the length of a full length play so even that would be good.  100 would be better.  300?  amazing.  500?  Does anyone want 500 of these plays?  Anyway, the goal is consecutive days.

The normal things about plays apply-- don't produce or reproduce this play without my permission.  I wrote it so I own it.  Etc.


About The Music
by Adam Szymkowicz

(YOUNG JILL and OLDER JILL on opposite sides of the stage.  They both are playing guitars.  YOUNG JILL is learning some chords.  OLDER JILL is repeating the chords but in a virtuosic way.  They play apart and then together and then apart and then together.  It ends up sounding quite good.)

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
Rocking Rick, I'm honored you're interviewing me for Billboard and Rolling Stone and The New Yorker and The Times and Variety and Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.

RICK VOICEOVER
(this is actually JILL doing a man's voice.  It should be easy to tell this.)
Completely my pleasure, Jill.  So tell me how did your career in the music industry start?

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
It's over twenty five years ago now and over sixty albums.  I guess I picked up a guitar and I just never put it down.  I would write a song and then another and then another.  Not all of them were exactly what I wanted them to be but I just kept going, you know.

RICK VOICEOVER
And yet you've never played live and never let anyone listen to any of your music.

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
That's true.  I guess that's true.

RICK VOICEOVER
Why now?

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
Well, I'm not sure I'm going to release it into the wild as it were.  I'm not sure about this, Rick.  But I think I wrote an album that is a masterpiece and there might be one song there that is a transcendent song and I guess I want to put it out there so that people can tear it apart on the internet.

RICK VOICEOVER
Sure.  Sure.

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
And also I'm dying.  I'm not sure how much longer I have left.  Could be weeks.  Not long.  And I think, maybe before I go, I should you know, put myself out there.  Or maybe I'll wait, Rick, maybe I'll try to get someone to do it after I die.

RICK VOICEOVER
You mean Jack?

OLDER JILL VOICE OVER
Maybe Jack.  Or maybe Jack can find someone or maybe someone else.  I don't know.  Maybe it isn't even about the audience.  Maybe it's just about making the music you know?  Maybe it doesn't even matter.

RICK VOICEOVER
It matters.  I think it matters.

(JILL AND YOUNG JILL's playing reaches a crescendo and then cuts out abruptly.)


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