A party, at Buddies in Bad Times
A series of mini-dramas based on public conversations, as overheard and rewritten by local playwright/director Aurora Stewart de Peña.
Overheard at Buddies in Bad Times
Mark wears a daisy behind his ear and glitter around one eye. He passes affordable bottled alcohol to Nina, very tall wearing a leopard print top with tumbling blond hair. Lora is in a somber black dress, pulling back her fingernails. Everyone is in their 30s.
Nina: No, Linda Evangelista is–
Mark: My boyfriend’s from Saint Catharines.
Nina: Well, yes, she was famously quoted as saying “I don’t get out of bed for less than ten thousand dollars a day.”
Lora: And Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington–
Nina: They were the holy trinity.
Mark: Before my time, kind of.
Nina: And what I like about her, what I think is important about her is that she never made any pretenses that she was an artist. Never tried to release an album. Never tried to break into acting. No; she was a model. A muse. She stayed at Versailles with Karl Lagerfeld.
Mark: And she didn’t look back.
Lora: Would you?
Mark: From Saint Catharines?
Lora: It’s a strange place. There’s a pile of rubble where Paul Bernardo’s house used to be. It’s just a vacant lot.
Nina: Who would want to live there?
Mark: There’s a seasonal farming community. Grapes.