Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Social Media Show

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the only public performance of the latest, new show within this extraordinary little, ethereal theatre.

If you attended the last time any ordinary members of the public gained admittance here, you will already have a few ideas about what to expect.  That means you will most likely experience something wonderfully unexpected in the moments ahead of you.



Whenever anyone associated with Villa Twakinilkawt, or with any of its associated entities, expresses a purported liking for anything, that is not necessarily an endorsement of the subject matter or its presentation.

In social media terms, to like an idea or expression is essentially meaningless.  It merely indicates that the item in question may require further investigation by truly enlightened beings.

Few purported performers appear to be aware that being liked on social media is not a form of applause.  Unenlightened persons are often unaware of that fact.  In fact, applause is a terribly loud sound in any situation, even without amplification.  It is much like coughing, sneezing and slowly unwrapping small items of confectionery during an otherwise exquisite pianissimo.

Excitement often influences people to do inconsiderate things.  Therefore, to allow the performance to proceed appropriately, both technically and artistically, please suppress your potentially intrusive electronic devices, your inadequately mature companions and your coughing, at least until you start to turn blue.  This is especially the case if you are expected to be a performer yourself within Villa Twaklinilkawt quite soon.

As it is likely that you and your fellow audience members are now sufficiently eligible to be regarded as enlightened beings, please be seated, as calmly and quietly as possible, for the performance ahead.





A prologue with performance notes










An appreciative gesture











A dialogue










A narrative exposition












A demonstration of classical unities











An informed critique













Intermission and additional performance notes




There are often persons wishing to audition here in this little theatre, whether for performances on the stage, a screen or as audience members.  You may wish to do the same.  Please do you own investigations to discover how to do so.











Dramatic events








An enlightened monologue


Regardless of the types of performances presented, anywhere in the world, audience members have rarely had the ability to supply enlightening critiques, except with adequate additional training. 

Many very ordinary, remarkably untalented persons have performed in a variety of social media productions in recent years.   Why they like doing so remains something of a mystery.

Rudely chattering persons are also likely to be terribly loud and extraordinarily rude in any context, including the current one.   Regardless of whether they are expressing their views to a physically present individual or group, or even to a crowd, or whether they are doing so through a telecommunications connection with a voice or digital data service, rude persons are frequently oblivious to their own obnoxiousness.





Finale - Performed by an improvised ensemble including all audience members



Character One begins:

Most people, in reality, during most struggles in life, either look for an easier way to achieve a valued end, or they look for an easy way out...


Character Two begins:

Seeking comfort in times of distress is quite natural, and even reasonable...



Character Three begins:

Seeking a form of discomfort to hide another form of discomfort is always misguided if an easier way to deal with the situation, possibly more enjoyably, is available... 



Character Four begins:

Science solves many mysteries....



Character Five begins:

It also challenges many misguided beliefs about the complexities and confusions in life...




Character Six begins:

Yet a political conflict then arises when the egos of the misguided or frightened or arrogant respond aggressively to factually-based knowledge...



Character Five continues:

When interpersonal difficulties arise, the egos of ordinary mortals often take charge...




Character Four continues:

There are many people who, if they perceive themselves to have the ability and the opportunity, prefer to do the unnecessary rather than the necessary...




Character Three continues:

There are people who go off and unnecessarily climb dangerous mountains...



Character Six continues...

...Or run about or swim or ride bicycles or sing in unnecessary competitions...



Character Two continues:

...Or watch sport excessively and unnecessarily...




Character Five continues...

...Or become unnecessarily over polite towards selfish people...




Character One continues

...Or unnecessarily drown themselves in mental and moral anguish and indecision...



Character Three again:

...Or unnecessarily find oblivion through various forms of self-harm and self pity...




Character Four again:

...Or unnecessarily abuse other people...




Character One again:

 ...Or unnecessarily destroy environments...




Character Six again:

...Or unnecessarily beat a competitor in a video game or on a reality television show...





Character One again:

...Or when otherwise seeking attention and/or affection and/or admiration and/or money outside a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning...




Character Five again:

When at least one clear, apparently useful suggestion on how to act in a situation is identified and coherently expressed, most people find there is little more to be done except to act either in accordance with a plan, muddle along without a coherent plan, or make a request for assistance.



Character Three again:

In such situations, people often decide it is necessary to act.  Acting in the Social Media Show, here in the ethereal theatre of Villa Twaklinilkawt, is itself necessary....


(Ensemble conclusions, songs and dance routines follow)