Beat / Scene Map

WE’RE GONNA DIE BEAT / SCENE MAP
v. 3/3/16

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Pg 1: INTRO
Producer announcement

Start: “Good [afternoon/evening] and welcome to [name of venue]….”
End: “….And now: We’re Gonna Die”

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Pg 1: THE MASK
Uncle John’s a piece of shit

Start: “When I was growing up, my mother  would always try to scare my sister and me by saying, ‘You’d better behave, or you’re gonna end up like your Uncle John.’…”
End: “….It’s usually been something really ordinary and common sense.”

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Pg 3: 1ST BETRAYAL
Playing Murder on the bikes

Start: “For example, there’s this thing that my mom said to me when I was six and experiencing that awful, alone, in-pain feeling for the very first time….”
Song: Lullaby for the Miserable
End: “….And I’m sharing them with you in the hopes that they might help you feel less lonely when you’re in pain, which I hope you’re not.”

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Pg 5: CONDITIONAL LOVE
Bringing Henry home

Start: “Okay, so a lot of people believe that the best way to not feel alone is to find romance….”
Song: I Still Have You
End: “….It was one of those awful things where you sense the person pulling away, so you cling on even more desperately, and it goes on for way too long, and it’s horrible, and eventually he had to pull the plug.”

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Pg 7: LONELINESS
Henry moves out

Start: “On the day that he moved out, I told him that I couldn’t stand to see him move out all his things, so I was going to a friend’s house….”
Song: Comfort for the Lonely
End: (end of song) “….I’ll be right there / I’ll be right there”

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Pg 8: AGING
White hairs and great grandmother’s claw

Start: “About a year ago, I went back home for a younger cousin’s wedding, and while I was at home, I found my first white hair….”
Song: When You Get Old
End: (end of song) “…Uh-huh / Uh-huh / Uh-huh”

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Pg 10: FALSE HOPE
Father’s medical trial, intubation, and death

Start: “My father was a very healthy person….”
End: “….Until I got a letter from my friend Beth.”

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Pg 11: BETRAYAL
Beth’s marriage falls apart

Start: “But before I tell you about what Beth’s letter said, I have to tell you a little about Beth….”
End: “….True story.”

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Pg 12: HORRIBLE THINGS
Beth’s letter, she knows what it’s like to want to die

Start: “So after this happened, I was one of the people who helped Beth through the trauma of that experience….”
Song: Horrible Things
End: (end of song) “….Horrible things happen all the time / Horrible things happen all the time”

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Pg 13: SPECIAL
I’m not special, I’m a person, just like everyone, and that’s a comfort

Start: “So after I read Beth’s letter, I asked myself, ‘Okay, so, who do you think you are?’….”
Song: I’m Gonna Die
End: (end of song) “We’re gonna die / We’re gonna die / We are going to die” (p16)

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Pg 16: DANCE BREAK
Band and Singer do an awkward dance

Song: Dance remix track of I’m Gonna Die

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Pg 18: COMMUNION
The band and audience sing together

Song: A Capella I’m Gonna Die

 

END OF PLAY.

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