10 Jun 2012

Cats & Dogs




Seeing the big performance in May, one performance gave me an idea for a light-hearted performance based around BDSM.

The stage is set, divided down the middle.  With no ambient light, two spotlights light the stage, one for each side of the stage to light the side of the stage that is showing the action at the time.

Scene 1, Act 1.

A spotlight lights up one side of the stage, revealing a Master and sub standing ready.  The sub is dressed with dog accessories the Mater holds the leash in one hand, a leather flail in the other hand.
A quick command by the Master and the dog obeys its Maters commands.
‘Sit!’
‘Lay Down!’
‘Roll Over!’
The Master scratched the belly of the dog as a small reward for good behaviour.

The spotlight fades to black.

Scene 1, Act 2.

The spotlight for the other side of the stage lights up, revealing another Master and sub.  The sub is dressed in pink cat ears, cat paws and cat tail, the Master holds a toy mouse in one hand, a riding crop in the other hand
The Master firmly gives the cat a command.
‘Sit!’
The cat, lounging on the floor ignores the Master,
‘Sit!’
The cat lazily looks around.
The Master tries another command, ‘Lay Down!’
The cat gives a big yawn and licks it’s lips.
The Master, getting visibly frustrated now
‘LAY DOWN!’
The Mater’s commands have stress in the voice and the body shakes a little.
The cat yawns again, walks in a circle a couple of times and then pausing to paw the ground, lies down and goes to sleep.
The Master stands rigid, arms pinned to their sides in rage, starting at the cat.

The spotlight fades to black.

Scene 2, Act 1.

The spotlight rises to show the Master and dog.
The dog sits at Masters feet, ready and waiting for the next command.
‘Shake!’
The dog lifts one paw to the Master.
‘Beg!’
The dog sits back on its hind legs and begs to its Master.
‘Speak!’
The dog barks twice for it’s Master.
The Master smiles, rubs the head of the dog and gives the dog a little chew treat.

The spotlight fades to black.

Scene 2, Act 2.

The spotlight rises to show the Master and cat.
The cat is still sleeping, the Master is standing arms folded looking at the cat with disappointment.  The Master sighs, and summons the strength to try again.
‘Shake!’
The cat keeps sleeping.
‘Beg?’
The cat keeps sleeping.
The Master has an idea, taking the toy mouse, the Master shakes it by the tail in front of the cat’s face making a little jingling sound.  The cat stirs, wakes us and looks at the dangling mouse, sits up, yawns, and starts to clean itself.
The Master drops to their knees in disbelief, their mouth open.  Summoning the last resolve left in them, the Master slowly stands.  Clearing their throat and tidying themselves up, the Master issues a command.
‘Speak!’
The cat stops washing itself, looks up at the Master with big cute eyes, stands up, walks over to the Master and calmly starts rubbing up against the Master’s legs, purring.
The Masters jaw drops open, a black cloud appears hanging over the Masters head.

The spotlight fades to black.

Scene 3, Act 1.

The spotlight rises to show the Master and dog.
The dog sits at Masters feet, ready and waiting for the next command.
The Master pulls a ball from their pocket, the dog looks up excitedly, unable to sit still.
‘Stay!’
The Master raises the ball to throw, the dog starts to run.
‘STAY!!’
The Master commands are very firm as the flail comes down on the dog.  The dog whimpers and obeys the Master.
‘Fetch!’
The Masters command comes as the ball gets thrown down into the audience, the dog happily running after the ball into the crowd.  After searching for a few seconds, the dog joyfully runs back to the stage, dropping the ball at the Masters feet before looking up panting and smiling.
The Master kneels down patting and rewarding a good pet.

The spotlight fades to black.

Scene 3, Act 2.

The spotlight rises to show the Master and cat.
The Master is sitting on a chair, head in hands.  Sitting up, the master takes a deep breath, holding the toy mouse.  The cat sees the mouse and starts to get interested.
‘Stay!’
The cat keeps trying to catch the mouse, ignoring the Master's command.  Frustrated, the Master throws the mouse into the audience, the cat runs after it.
The Master looking up in surprise, quickly gives the command as they rise from the chair.
‘Fetch!’
The cat wanders around the audience, it’s already found the mouse.  The Master looks out into the crowd eagerly waiting for the cat to return.
‘Here!’
The command comes, but is not answered.
‘Here!’
‘Please Come Here!!!’
The Master pleads.
The cat wanders back to the stage with no concerns.  The Master raises the crop above their head ready to punish the cat.
The cat looks up at the master with big cute eyes and a look that can melt a heart of ice, dropping the mouse at the Masters feet.
The Masters hand lowers slowly as their anger and frustration melts away, dropping down to the floor, the Master takes the cat in their arms stroking it gently.

The spotlight fades to black.

End.

2 comments:

  1. Mate,
    if you ever make this happen~!
    You can put a price on a ticket.
    And we can all have a great show.

    Mike

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