November 30, 2010
Back of the theatre.
Crowds envelop the back of the theatre. BARNEY stands to the side, awkwardly twirling his hat.
MYRNA emerges. The crowd goes wild.
Please, please: you are all too kind.
The crowd cries out for her. She smiles generously.
Miss Liesl! Miss Liesl!
That is so kind of you to say! You are all quite lovely.
T. CORNELIUS FINK emerges.
Order! Order! If you wish for the lovely Miss Liesl’s autograph, you must form an orderly line.
What are you doing Miss Liesl?
It’s Barney Mr. Fink! From the ship that brought me to America! He must’ve come to see me!
Well if he wishes to see you, he needs to wait in line and pay his nickel.
But Mr. Fink—
A nickel for the autograph of the lovely Miss Liesl! One nickel, one nickel, a fine deal indeed!