There zs a bearer in t^he room who attends to the provision of food and drink 3 moving in and out^ and from guest to guest ^ ceaselessly. He does not wear a mask.
Sound of aeroplanes overhead well before the curtain opens^ intensifying as it does. No other music before the play begins. From time to time^ a standard arrival or departure announcement is made^ heard by the audience in a somewhat muffled and incomplete form. Whirr of propellers^ noise of engines^ crowd voices rising and falling^ footsteps approaching and moving away. Hooting of automobile horns ^ raucous shouting of porters^ the occasional barking of a dog. Twice^ clearly^ the mooing of a cow.
The cast stands in a semi-circle with back to audience. Their masks cannot be seen in the darkness^
Mr. Raman: Give us this day our daily Americano
Rest of the Cast: Give us this day our daily American.
Prof. Shah: Our American Town Planner.
Mr. Raman: Our American Traffic Control Expert.
Mr, Kapur: Our American Educational Advisor.
Mr. Varma: Our American Textile Design Director.
Prof. Shah: Our American Architect for the National Centre of the Performing Arts.
Mro Raman: Our American Consultant on the Marketing of RiceĽ
Mr. Kapur: Our American Tea Taster
Mr. Varma: Our American Children' Book Trust Editor.
Prof. Shah: Our American Garbage Disposal Plannero
Mr. Raman: Our American Wheato
Mr,, Kapur: Our American Sunshineo
Mr Varma: Our American Airo
(Airport roar again 3 subsiding for the sound of a teleprinter ticking out a report. Then a voice reads out the report):