What are your thoughts on magic as a suport to a theatrical performance? I'm thinking about writing a play based on the idea that T Nelson Downs actualy did have real magic, but no one believed him, so he went into performance. Kinda of a "looking back right before his first performance" kind of deal.
The first scene goes sorta like this:
[Enter Downs, from audience, performing Miser's Dream. Downs is wearing a nigth gown with a top had in his hands, absently plucking coins out of the air, whistling to himself. Downs walks down aisle and finally onto the stage. He then notices the audience and turns.]
Downs: Oh. Hello there! What are you doing here? Isn't it a bit late to be wondering around? Oh. You wnat to know what I'm doing. Okay. Well, what if magic was real? That you could pluck coins out of the air, like so? What would that be like? Well, I can tell you, from experience...