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Travelling In Seven Directions

The Equator









Act I

Scene I

On one side of the stage (separate from the main stage and main curtain) two stationary bicycles are set up. Peter and Shahla are pedalling facing the audience. Meanwhile someone walks on stage with a sign saying SOUTH. The curtain closes on the corner and the main curtain opens.




Hmph, look at those horses shivering in the morning chill.  Fancy being up at four thousand metres above sea level and not having a coat to wear, thought Luisa the Llama.  Good thing I’ve got this thick coat of wool on.

 It’s nearly light out and the humans will be here soon so I’d better get up and stretch my legs to get ready for the day’s walk.  Look at all these slackers still lying down.



Taco the toucan took his tail off his head and opened his sleepy eyes to reveal a beautiful, blue, sunlit morning sky over the Bolivian Pantanal.  Next to him lay his wife, Salsa, still asleep and looking quite serene in the tree hollow that serves as their humble home.  Taco’s stomach was grumbling and he didn’t want to eat without Salsa so he decided to wake her up with a little noise.


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