SNAPSHOT

RELATIONSHIPS

GALLERY

DIALOG OR MONOLOGUES?

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

MUSIC

BEHIND THE SCENES

CAST

PRODUCTION CREDITS

SPECIAL THANKS

GENESIS

FESTIVALS

突如其来的自然

CONTACT

The protagonists in Sudden Nature seem to have a communication problem. They clearly have opinions about each other but they can’t seem to find a way to communicate. They just think about it… and the audience gets to hear their thoughts in the process. Their dialog becomes two monologues.

 

 

MARKET

 

NATURE: What fruit to bring him? He is very picky. My job is to bring fruit. I don’t think about it. I just do it. To bring fruit is part of what I do. It is who I am.
MAN: I wonder where she is now. She doesn’t tell me where she goes. She does as she pleases.
NATURE: I hope he likes what I bring today.
MAN: I wonder what she will bring. She loves to surprise me. The problem is… I don’t like surprises. I wish she just did what I want her to do.
NATURE: I hope he likes this fruit.

 

 

MEASURING

 

NATURE: I think he will complain. He measures every word I say. He criticizes everything I do. He measures and measures… but my feelings are on the surface. How can he miss them? He doesn’t get me. It’s clear, he doesn’t get me.
MAN: I try to understand her but… I am not sure. She is too complicated. I feel stupid.
NATURE: All he cares is about himself.

 

 

DANCE

 

NATURE: I remember when I first saw him… He was so good looking. A good-looking hungry tiger. He would look at me all the time. We trusted each other.
Man: Rice is a cloud of sparkling affection.
NATURE: We have been married to each other since before we met.
MAN: We played… all day and all night.
NATURE: I remember when I first saw him. He was good looking. He would look at me all the time. We trusted each other.

 

 

SUSPICION

 

NATURE: Our friends tell us that we are like an old married couple. We spend a lot of time together. He takes me for granted. I guess I also take him for granted, sometimes.

 

 

DESTRUCTION

 

NATURE: I forget about him sometimes. It’s just natural… but then he feels betrayed. I think he cares about me. I know he cares… He can’t survive too long by himself. He is so useless without me. He thinks that he is the center of the Universe. But he is so little.
MAN: I try to show that I care, but she can be so unpredictable.
NATURE: You think it’s me. You think it’s my fault.
MAN: Why can’t she just be here when I need her?

 

 

PICNIC

 

MAN: She leaves me every blue moon. But she always comes back.
NATURE: Always, always asking for food. Here.
MAN: She just acts like everything is OK. Very natural. But I know she is lying.
NATURE: I no longer burn for you.