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Characters (in order of appearance):THE PRIVATE: part of the Patriot Corp- she follows orders, usually- (will also play Sybele)- any age.CAPTAIN HOOKER: part of the Army of the Federation of Western States- his face is covered by a surgical mask.MoreCharacters (in order of appearance):THE PRIVATE: part of the Patriot Corp- she follows orders, usually- (will also play Sybele)- any age.CAPTAIN HOOKER: part of the Army of the Federation of Western States- his face is covered by a surgical mask. The actor will also play Paul, an older man.MARTIN: old enough to have lost his wife and young child to the Plague. He has found refuge in politics (running for President of Camp Ron) and language (belongs to the True Wording cult: those who believethat speaking in rhymewill stop the worldfrom dying in time.MARYANN: about Martys age. Smart enough to be aware of her increasing stupidity and the need for a remedy.TOAD: older than Maryann- her brother or so he claims- aggressive, vicious and cunning: perfect for running for President.PAUL: an older man, a Nobel Prize winner but appears to be the most damaged person, until his appearance at plays end.SYBELE: Pauls wife, an old, quiet womanTHE SETTING: Act 1, Scene 1: Captain Hookers office at headquarters, The President Ronald Reagan Civilian Relocation Center, Grand Junction, Colorado.Act 1, Scene 2 and Act 2 take place in Marty and Maryanns living quarters at Camp Ron.TIME: November, Year Six of the Plague. [A genetic experiment gone awry, the disease has caused, and continues to cause, irreversible destruction of intelligence and memory. While some victims display the gait and tone of lobotomy patients all display distinct and tell-tale language impairment.]Act 1, Sc 1. Around four in the afternoon.Act 1, Sc 2. The same day, around two p.m.Act 2. The same day, around 3:30 p.m.