By Michel Ouellette
Au centre d'un village qui se meurt, une enseignante s'est barricadée à l'intérieur de l'école, une ceinture de dynamite autour du ventre. Elle tente d'empêcher que « son » école soit démolie. Ironie, c'est le démolisseur, Jeff, qui tente de l. a. dissuader de tout faire sauter.
Entre les deux, un jeu de lettres qui tient lieu de compte à rebours...
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While he ﬁghts, I blow the trumpet. Noisy, but necessary. ) And if ever you feel inclined to do any trumpeting yourself, come round and see me at my oﬃce, Mr. Barmby, and we’ll have a talk about the tune. Meanwhile . . ) B A R M B Y: Goodbye, and thank you. One day I shall certainly accept your invitation. U P AV O N : So long, Arthur. L I D G A T E : See you on Saturday for golf. ) Jack talks a bit wildly when he gets worked up. There’s an enthusiast somewhere in his make-up. So I realize. And my respect for him diminishes accordingly.
One must imagine the rest of the crowd extending far back into the wings. C L O U G H is talking straight out of the stage towards the right, presenting his right profile to the audience. ’’ On the side of the shrubbery nearer to the audience stands a row of green iron chairs. Throughout the scene people are continually strolling up and down the two paths on either side of the shrubberies, forming groups round the H Y M N S I N G E R S or the L U N A T I C or C L O U G H, then drifting on again.