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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: She leaves me every blue moon. But she always comes back.