The task for Stirred: Frankenstein was in tribute to Doris Lessing, who recently passed away. She wrote The Golden Notebook, see here for opinions on it as the ‘feminist bible’. We took two lines from a poem of hers, Fable, and translated them into the opposite sense.
‘When I look back I seem to remember singing.
Yet it was always silent in that long warm room.’
Ahead I stare straining at the echo of your verse
Knowing I would enter the cold embrace of the waiting room.
As movements without passion become chilling
You long to forget that you had sung.
When I look forward I seem to forget to sing
Yet it was always noisy in that short cold shed.
The room was freezing, always.
I couldn’t feel my feet or fingers, singing Hot Chocolate.
If you look now you can do bold karaoke
Though cold words might get lost in the noise.
Again, you were silent as always-
chilling a room of laughter, forgetting it’s presence.
Many thanks to the open micers: Charmain Leung, Gerry Potter, Steph Pike, Belinda Johnston, Immodium Nitrate, Ben Willems, and special thanks to our amazing guests Shelia Hamilton and Kieren King. Their sets were heart-bustingly good.
Stirred will be back in January at the Three Minute Theatre with more amazing people, thank you for your support! Disney Rewrites will be going out throughout November/December :).