Act I Scene 5

Lights up to partially reveal GEORGE, MARTA, and another couple seated at dinner at GEORGE and MARTA'S house. Inaudible dinner chatter gives way to Audience Audiofile #2. Lights up to full and GEORGE and MARTA are now heard getting into it, struggling over the issue(s) raised by AA2, as the other couple looks on with some embarrassment. (This is an improvised scene that incorporates the audience contribution in an argument). As compared to the hushed environment of the museum, they are now considerably more free with their dissatisfactions. Thanks to a little too much wine and the relative privacy of the gathering, GEORGE really lays into MARTA. She is restrained at first but his relentless pursuit raises her ire, and they go at it. A well-placed lighting cue ends the scene.

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