High Entertainments

Kate enters the stage with a bag of popcorn. She sits down in a chair facing a screen with her back to the audience. She eats popcorn while she watches the screen. 

On the screen appears the following text-based slides:

[a story begins]

[a character (maybe main, maybe peripheral) is closed off from the world and from themselves]

[through a series of tender and emotional realizations due to new, life-affirming activities, the character becomes aware of the beauty in humanity and achieves a sense of personal epiphany]

[shortly thereafter, the character dies]

Kate: WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Slide: [solemn, poignant lessons are internalized by the remaining characters]

Kate: This is bullshit.

Kate throws her popcorn bag at the screen and walks away. 

Slide: [a story ends]

Curtain.