Friday, August 31, 2007

Plays I'd Like to See

God Bless the Quick Fix -

A play about a young corporate executive at a corporate coffee company who has to find ways to convince the local coffee growers not to burn the fields now that corporate interests own the fields and they see next to nothing of the profit in their own region. The local militia is brought in and while they are good at forcing the local populace to harvest, they can not stop the fires that keep popping up late at night. His answer, he hires a Woody Guthrie like musician to compose odes about the local mythology and land then hires locals to pretend that they are locally composed songs. He then uses the same musician's lyrics to market coffee from the region. Once the Guthrie musician understands what has happened, he wants a cut of the action. Many people die!

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