In Final Curtain, Rita talks to his longtime friend and stage actor Frank on what turns out to be their final night of theatre.
RITA: Started happening many years ago but you hang on, no one wants to ever let go of something that makes them so happy. I got comfortable. I can cry all day about the industry changing but at the end of the day, I have to take some responsibility for it. It’s not like I evolved with the times, is it? I mean, I did try but I already knew the damage was done and the reversal of events was not gonna happen. I was only fooling myself all them years, watching each year slowly grind down to tonight…it’s not so bad though…life moves on, we existed in our time and place and so will someone else and on and on…maybe that’s what makes life a treasure, we get to share in our own little glimmer of light before the sun comes down on us. I think it was worth it. I wouldn’t say it wasn’t. Would you?
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In the one act eplay Final Curtain, an independent theatre’s lease is about to expire, a stage hand is about to get married and the final performance of Frank’s solo act gets cancelled last minute. 1 Woman, 2 Men. Drama.