UNDERCURRENT INCORPORATED, 1999

La MaMa, NYC; Exodus Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Black-Eyed Susan (L) played an agent for dead celebrities and Mary Shultz (R) played a jazz musician and small-time criminal in "Undercurrent Incorporated " by Jim Neu. Photo by Suzanne Opton.

Explores the plight of downsized spies in the market economy. Facing the future with nothing in their resumes but duplicity and double-dealing, the ex-spies infiltrate the fields of pop fashion and televangelism. Their success surprises even them, but old habits die hard and their urge for intrigue finally canít be denied.

Bob
you canít argue with the tide of history

as spies, the future we didnít have in Asia was exceeded only by the lack of our prospects in Africa

Joe
washed up by the tide of history

Simone
(entering) impaled on a rocky outcrop of muck encrusted sub-culture

Joe
ah Simone, the spin is never quite right until you get here

Simone
I hope you had enough sense to not talk about anything
important

Joe
we were sharing our feelings

Simone
that couldnít have taken much time
 

 

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