Overture winds down to the sound of fingersnaps and
a swing beat and as the lights rise we see the sign
for a bustop. On one side is a well-dressed woman
in her early 40's, standing alone - that's Molly.
the other side is a group of mismatched folks carrying
anti-nuclear signs and snapping their fingers, doo-wop
style. Those are the Zeros.
looks at her watch, then down the street - and the Zero's
suddenly break into song:
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1a & 1b: "Join Up / Leave Me Out"
||Studio Version of 1b "Leave Me Out"
the Club!" Using Molly as their audience, they
sing about the world's ills, thrust leaflets at her
and dramatize the perilous state of world politics.
They're terribly sincere, over-the-top do-gooders and
Molly struggles to maintain her distance, but finally
loses her cool and counters with "Leave Me Out!"
the song ends, the Zero's run offstage for the bus,
yelling to each other, "Hey, where's Sheila?"
"She's not here?" "Oh, never mind, she's
always late. She can meet us at the club."
soon as the Zeros are gone, Sheila enters out-of-breath
and runs up to Molly. "Hey, did you see a bunch
of people with signs and banners?" she asks Molly.
just left," Molly answers.
shoot, shoot, shoot!" says Sheila, "I'd be
late for my own funeral! [Next