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Theatre from the streets

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.

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Aurora Stewart de Peña is half of the theatre company Birdtown & Swanville (the other half is Nika Mistruzzi). You can follow her on Twitter at @Aurorahhh.

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