|The Muscadine Trellis by Werner Trieschmann
Lights up. AURORA is in the
same place that she was at the
end of One. She talks to the
There are a lot of things that go along with being a coke addict.
One of the main things is that the clock fights you. You have
nothing but long days with nothing to do but worry about what you
don't have. Of course you never have money.
DR. WAY walks in with a map
and sits on the bench. He opens
up the map so that it covers him
One very normal desperate day I found myself in a laundromat in
Not Fayetteville. Eureka Springs.
It wasn't Fayetteville?
AURORA walks over to the
(Looking up at a TV)
No defense. Look at that.
DR. WAY turns his map around.
These goobers are letting them walk to the basket. The university
boosters gotta be paying these guys good money. You'd think
they put some out some effort, for appearance's sake. No
DR. WAY turns his map around
You gotta have defense. That's the key to the game. That's what I
hear anyway. I was with a coach in Tulsa who explained the
zones and the traps to me. He was a talker. One of these types
that tell you everything twice and really slowly like they are laying
out the mysteries of the universe. Nobody has the guts to tell
them they are just jocks with whistles. Coaches are real big
believers in discipline. That's the key to every door, the ultimate
solution. You could be sitting there with your head cracked open
and they'll tell you you just need more discipline. That kind of
advice only takes you so far. So I only went so far with Coach.
Yeah. But this team needs discipline.
A buzzer goes off.
That's my load. Can you watch my purse?
AURORA walks off and DR. WAY
lets down his map and
watches AURORA off.
AURORA walks back in and
DR. WAY picks up his map.
(Looking through her purse)
Awww, c'mon. C'mon. C'mon.
AURORA stands up and is now
frantically looking through her purse.
Then she throws it down on the floor in
That's that. That is that.
I have five loads of -
Wet clothes. You need a couple of bucks.
Yeah. Could you? I left it all back in my apartment and I don't
even have money for the ride back there.
All I have is a ten. You'd have to get change.
Hey, thanks. You're swell. I'll run to the convenience store next
All right. How far is Eureka Springs from Mountain Home? How
populated is it up here?
I'll be right back.
It looks pretty spare in this area.
If you got that ten -
(Showing her his map)
Are there a lot of houses? What about birds?
I grew up around there. It's the woods.
You done any digging?
What? Yeah, I guess, sure.
I mean, digging with a shovel. I mean, for more than an hour or so.
You don't look like the type. Too pretty.
Look, if you don't have the money or whatever, just tell me. I got
five loads I gotta get dry some way.
Those aren't your clothes. You went and checked the machine
that woman is emptying right now.
Mine are over there.
No. I don't care. You want the ten, you take it.
DR. WAY pulls out the money.
I need it for my clothes. I'll get you the change and be right back.
You can trust me. This would be a pretty pathetic con job.
BARRY, wearing casual clothes,
comes out of the trellis.
I've got more if you can dig. Lots of tens. Here's a chance to buy
all the drugs you can get your hands on.
You know you're a genuine creep.
BARRY speaks directly to the
There is a hole in the sky.
Money is what you want right now but you know that you can't trust
what you want. You know that what you want always leads you to
sickening places and makes you do things you have no talent for
like trying to steal at the laundromat. There's so much energy
coming off you.
ANNA wearing casual clothes
clothes, walks in from the right
and sits down at the table.
(Now speaking to ANNA)
The hole will widen and everybody will burn.
It's uncomfortable to be near you.
Five years. Only five years. By 2000, when the real trouble starts,
there will be few places to hide.
Few places ...
Have you ever known who was on the phone and what they
wanted as soon as it started ringing?
A lot - yes.
I can feel that. Discipline. I shouldn't be surprised that the best
disciples are also junkies. They have the passion. (Looking up at
the TV) You know the score?
I'm Dr. Way. Alan. We'll start near Marshall.
OK, whatever. But I have to get your money and do some
DR. WAY gets up.
You trying to hide from me?
Hey. What about your clothes?
Did you say something?
AURORA and DR. WAY exit off to
You trying to hide from me?
Hide? I'm right here.
Lights dim to black.
End of Two