Have you ever worked with a bunch of dummies?
Script including John's former Hollywood and Broadway students Laura Linney, John Krasinski, Kate Burton, Lloyd Levin, and other Brown University superstars.
- "and JoBeth Williams (the original Karen in The Big Chill)." PUPPET points to JoBeth in the audience.
- "and Kate Bornstein's hosting too". PUPPET points to Kate Bornstein (LGBTQ Jewish Hero, playwright & transgender author)
- PUPPET: And who are all these good-looking people who’re staring at us – well, more like staring at your lips? YOU: Oh, those are John’s former Brown University students.
- The house band and sixteen volunteers joined us on stage to perform our final tribute to John. Other audience members remained in their seats singing the lyrics: Happy Birthday to John Emigh, you are now eighty. Hope you like your birthday song 'cause it's not very long!. Our music and lyrics were displayed on their smart phones at: www.DriscollProductions.com/johnemigh/
OPTIONAL additional music:
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL MUSIC QUEUE is "but I'm told he's not a bully" for "No Bully Zone":YOU: You know, they say Brown theatre alums are a “mafia” on Broadway and in Hollywood. PUPPET: Wait, if they’re the mafia – does that make this John Emigh – like, The Godfather? YOU: Ha, I guess so – but I’m told he’s not a bully – more like a bodhisattva!