Anthology Of Love (Part 1)
|In The Dark|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Tim Jerome, Beth Dixon|
|Improv Actors, Singing, 28 minutes|
|Preceded by:||Either / Or (Part 2)|
|Followed by:||Anthology Of Love (Part 2)|
"We talk about love so much of the time, and yet we don't know what it means."
Singing accompanied by a ukulele. A man offers vague cliches about love in between acted vignettes in which he and a woman named Doreen engage in various romantic adventures and she sacrifices himself for his benefit. The Pauper's day parade, in which the poor are force to make floats and balloons celebrating their condition: the starving man, bag lady, beggar, and squeegee man balloons; the tenement float. Doreen lets him stand on her back, falls and is paralyzed. During a walk in the woods, Doreen lies down in a river so he can cross without getting his shoes wet. They move a piano, and she is crushed. Trapped in a lifeboat, she feeds him by carving her own flesh.
The original broadcast credits state: "The performers were Tim Jerome and Beth Dixon. Music arranged and performed by Arthur Miller. The story editor was Farley Ziegler. Sound effects by Theo Mondle and Jerry Summers. Recorded and mixed by Jerry Summers. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferro."