Newtopia Rising, Book I: The Search for a New Utopia (ACT II, SCENE I)

ACT II, SCENE I

NEWTOPIA

[The stage is dark but for a capsule with a bar of blinking lights and an unconscious human inside, his face visible through a clear panel. The backdrop screen turns on, showing a clip of the man, who we now see has an amputated leg, drink an elixir and step into the capsule. The lights stop blinking and the door hisses and opens. The man stumbles out and reaches down to touch his newly grown leg in disbelief. He jumps in the air, exhilarated, and twirls in a ballerina-esque dance of pure joy]

[A new spotlight falls on the next capsule. The screen shows an x-ray of a failing liver, and a woman who drinks a potion and steps inside. The door opens and she walks out and falls onto her knees, in prayer position]

[Third capsule. The screen shows a breast cancer survivor drink a concoction and step in. When she emerges, she is newly endowed with enormous breasts]

[Fourth capsule. The screen displays a lanky man. He steps out, now rippled with muscles. He strips completely nude and admires own reflection, making various poses]

[Fifth and sixth capsules open simultaneously. A woman and a man emerge, turn to each other and begin a vigorous, acrobatic erotic dance]

[Final capsule. The screen shows an elderly man, frail and nearing life’s end, stepping in. When the door opens, it is as if he is in his early twenties]

[The stage is flooded by dancers, with couplings – hetero and homo alike – as well as individuals showing off their newfound physical abilities]

[All dancers begin climbing on top of each other, at first to demonstrate physical prowess and acrobatic skills, then clambering, pushing and stepping on each other, to climb the highest]

[The human pyramid begins to collapse on itself as the curtains close and lights fade]

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