takes us to the end of a single moment. Like the experience
of your life flashing before you in a single moment,
this play is what flashed through me one moment in 1981
when I waited at a crosswalk in New York City, looked
down and saw a stencil the real Zero Club had painted
on the sidewalk. It think it said, "Five Miles
to Ground Zero - this way for Megatons of Fun."
The humor, the despair, the comaraderie, the hope, the
hopelessness, the desire to escape, the fantasy that
I could be strong enough to withstand Armageddon --
everything I tried to write in this play flashed through
me in that moment, and at the end of that flash, I ended
where this play ends now.
this can't be the end.
writing of this play is what moved me from hopelessness
and isolation to action. My fear unfroze in that moment
and this play was the torent that poured out. Through
it, I learned that hope for me is in the expression
and sharing of my fear. I don't have an answer for how
to fix the world, I only know I've found one way to
be part of it, to melt my own fear. I can only tell
you my way - the way Octavia told Molly:
Now -- Absolute Here
Absolutely positively bright and shining clear
with you, starting with now,
Starting this moment you start to know how.
of the rest fades from your view - All of a sudden you're
Absolutely Now, this is where your life can start.
Absolutely here with you - this time live it from the
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