The Dancing Man

In The Dancing Man, Max tries to come to terms with why a man danced to his death in the blistering heat on the open road.

MAX:  But he; under these weather conditions; he coulda come with us and we could’ve taken care of him some; we could have washed him and given him new clothes and food…he could have showed us his dancin’ much later in the day, when things were cool, when the cool air washed over his shoulders and whispered him some better thoughts; this unnamed man coulda, he coulda danced the night away and we would’ve engaged with him, despite our misgivings about him, we would have liked his dancin’, wouldn’t we? We would have given him a try…not like this, not in this dry heat; why’d he refuse to…why didn’t he wait for the opportune time…why didn’t he know his f’n name? I hate when I can’t put a name to a face, all I’m left with now is this man’s face.

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The Dancing Man by Joseph ArnoneIn the one act eplay The Dancing Man, Max and Bree are driving across country when they hear a knocking inside their car’s trunk.  They discover a man tied up in rope, whose only desire is to dance.  1 Woman, 2 Men.  Tragicomedy.

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