Serial 4

INT. ZOO — RAINFOREST EXHIBIT — NIGHT (MINUTES LATER)

The crowd just stares at Lou, his rehearsed speech just finished. Lou looks around, gathers himself.

LOU
‘Kay, Macs…’kay, Macs…

A CRANE FLY enters, carrying a coin the size of a quarter, lands next to Lou and holds it up.

LOU
You seen this, you seen this…but
might not knows it, not knows it.
Can anyone tell what this is.

Silence.

HANZ
Cash!

A beat.

LOU
That it is, that it is. What this is,
what this is…is investment,
investment. ‘Nuff o’ these, ’nuff
o’ these…save what needs.
(another beat)
‘N’ we needs savin’, needs savin’.
(another)
…Rex?

Rex gets up, joins the stage, takes over center.

REX
What bird fail to say be how be
getting said coin. Good for you,
Rex know more than bird. “Quarter
for Conserve” be name of park
quarry; keep with tickets, yes, but
not only. Find in bush, tree, drain,
pool, trash, ground—what be
having you. What part being
difficult not finding coin but finding
‘nough coin what save park. The
park—

LOU
The park…

Interrupting, Lou gauges his audience. Sighs.

LOU
It’s be big, it’s be big…

He gives a signal nod to Zee in the crowd.