<b>AIS1 closing</b>

( GEORGE and MARTA in their separate areas of the stage, addressing the audience)

MARTA: There was something about him. Now...sometimes I catch him looking right through me, that far away glaze-over you get from too many hours in front of the screen, and at this point, I'm not sure he can tell the difference, that he knows I'm really right here, that he's not looking at a virtual...(as if addressing George) because Marta is not virtual, you know. I mean, I am living, breathing, still fine and ...where are you, George?

GEORGE: I have a very good feeling that this is not your cup of tea. No matter. The surprising thing is—this is priceless—some people will actually pay to have something like this recovered (playing the flip book clip again), something that they could have had for the taking, if only they'd bothered to recognize its value at the time. Marta may think I'm too concerned with money, but frankly, I don't know how she imagines we're going to survive off of her "art." And really, when you get right down to it, who wants to play the starving artist? A tired old cliché, if you ask me.

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