BUTCH [rushes up to RUNE and THE BIRD] Hey guys! You know what Rex just told Annie?
THE BIRD About not wanting to return to the
Audience? Yeah, he told me already.
BUTCH Oh! Then I guess — that means we’re stuck here, right?
RUNE There’s a lot going on, none of it good.
At least for us, anyway. Double-J’s
Still dueling Hamlet, won’t let the bout with
Laertes get started, like it’s supposed —
DOUBLE-J Goddammit! Can I get a real ref here?
RUNE The Bird’s mother is running off with that
Teddy guy, before her role as Queen ends —
QUEEN Off to bigger and better things!
RUNE And now you say Rex is refusing to
Help end this play. I honestly don’t see
A way out. I think we’re screwed, basically.
THE BIRD No — I know. I think I do, anyway.
BUTCH What’s your idea?
RUNE What can we do to help?
THE BIRD I — don’t know you can, unfortunately.
Ever since we came into this world, jumped
In from our seats in the audience, the
Action of the play’s revolved around me.
I think I have to be the one who makes
This play reach its end, so we can go back.