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NB Throughout this play, both characters speak in the author's revised language.

"A" Slides of Lucius and Mare getting married are shown on onstage screens as their voices, filtered through offstage microphones, discuss Mare's use of expensive plastic flowers instead of real ones. Lucius worries about what people will say, and then starts sneezing, as though he's got some kind of allergy. He asks Mare to say "bless you," and she does.

"B" Lucius prepares to go out to the races where he plans to bet on the horses. Mare urges him to stay home, at one point bursting into tears. He beats her with a riding crop, and as she weeps, refers to his successfully betting on a horse named Dust Commander. She also suggests they should have a baby, saying that children don't have either...

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