Written by Paul Kruse.
Anna -"This is going to bump Earth out of orbit. They say it may send us crashing into Mars and then who knows what could happen. This is a real touch. It is going to change the way things are. It's like a kiss."
I want to introduce you and an audience to Kiss by Paul Kruse. In this very moving dramatic and apocalyptical ten-minute play Anna and Henry are thrown together on the last day of existence on the earth. I have a feeling that if the last day arrived in the same manner as it does in this play the reactions of the people would be wide and varied but I love how Anna and Henry react.
Anna is searching for a connection from the past and for the imminent future. She compares the event that is about to happen to a kiss, ‘This is a real touch. It is going to change the way things are. It’s like a kiss.’ I don’t know of any words that could be truer. On the last day of the earth, I would hope someone would reflect on the honest and poetical moment about to be displayed.
For Henry, he has worked for six years at his job as the security guard for an out of town junkyard. To leave his job on the last day would be like, ‘me saying all those six years I was wasting my time. I want to feel like I’ve had a good life.’ At the end of the world, if it had to be like this, then I would want to feel the same that I had done something, no matter what the size, impactful.
I can just picture it. Two individuals who would have never connected on any other day or time have one last chance to talk of leaving a legacy. At the end of the production I imagine Anna and Henry huddled together on top of an old car’s hood in the junkyard looking up at the sky. They finally introduce themselves to each other and with one last contact through the holding of hands the lights go out and their stories end.
I hope you appreciated the image described because even at the end of world, no one wants to be alone.