A series of mini-dramas based on public conversations, as overheard and rewritten by local playwright/director Aurora Stewart de Peña.
Overheard at Canada’s Wonderland, in line for the Wilde Beaste at 9:53 pm
Brandon, 9 and Braydon, 7, are waiting unaccompanied in line for the Wilde Beaste. They both appear to be well below the standard height requirement for ridership, and they both wear T-shirts and knee length shorts.
Brandon: I actually already did this one earlier today.
Braydon: You did?
Brandon: Yeah, you’re gonna scream.
Braydon: No, I’m not.
Brandon: Yeah, you are. You’re gonna scream and I’m just gonna giggle while I watch you freak out.
Braydon: Well, don’t do that.
Brandon: I won’t be able to help it. It’s gonna be funny. You’re gonna freak out. Oh, and it’s night now, too! That’s gonna to make it even scarier.
Braydon: I’m not actually scared. I did the Leviathan, like, five times.
Brandon: No, you didn’t.
Braydon: What’s this ride called?
Brandon: “The Wildebeast.”
Braydon looks up at the sign, which reads “The Wilde Beaste.”
Braydon: No, it’s called “The Wilde Beaste.”
Brandon: No, it’s called “The Wildebeast.” It’s an African land mammal. You don’t spell “Wild” with an “E.”
Braydon: Why would they call it “The Wildebeast?”
Brandon: Because sometimes Wildebeasts go really fast when they’re angry.