By Sam Shepard
Set in the netherworld of thoroughbred racing, this hair-raisingly humorous new play through the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of precise West explores the classical topics of reminiscence, loyalty, and restitution. Simpatico launches readers into areas the place excessive society meets the low lifestyles, and the place, as one of many major characters observes, "someone is slicing anyone else's throat."
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I comprehend precisely what he’s facing. CARTER: You do? CECILIA: certain. after all. CARTER: So, you’ve uh—dropped the costs then, i suppose, huh? CECILIA: What fees? (Pause. ) who're you precisely? CARTER: I informed you. I’m an previous buddy of Vinnie’s. CECILIA: anyone may possibly say that, simply to get within the door. have you ever been gazing me or whatever? Stalking me? CARTER: No, look—I’m completely valid. i've got complete id and every little thing. References if you'd like. I’m authorized to race in six states. CECILIA: how are you going to establish your friendship? How is that attainable? Do you will have photographs of it or anything? the 2 of you retaining fingers? showing strings of trout? CARTER: No, I don’t hold photos with me—Look—call him up in case you don’t think me. move forward and get in touch with him. higher but, shall we either cross over there and meet him head to head. CECILIA: You’re no longer getting me in a automobile on my own, buster, if that’s what you're thinking that. I’m younger yet I wasn’t born the day past. CARTER: Whoa! grasp on a moment. Let’s simply decelerate right here, o.k.? i've got no purpose of harming you or molesting you or anything. Let’s be very transparent approximately that. CECILIA: i guess you’re a detective too, huh? Is that it? companions in crime? CARTER: No! it's not that i am a detective and nor is Vinnie! That’s what I’m attempting to get at the following. Vinnie is a truly ailing person and he wishes critical scientific recognition, if you happen to didn’t are aware of it. CECILIA: unwell? CARTER: good— CECILIA: He’s now not a rapist or whatever? CARTER: No. not anything like that. CECILIA: I didn’t imagine so. i will frequently inform while someone’s probably damaging. I’ve constructed a prepared feel of that through the years. I bought a feeling of you too. correct off the bat. quickly as I observed you thru my little window. a guy in difficulty. CARTER: I’m now not in hassle. Vinnie’s in difficulty. CECILIA: quickly as I observed you step up on my porch and arch your neck again such as you have been attempting to relieve your self of great ache. CARTER: I got here the following to discuss my pal, Vinnie! That’s the single cause I got here. I’m no longer right here to be psychoanalyzed. CECILIA: as if the discomfort on your neck used to be just a symptom of whatever a lot greater. an even bigger ache. CARTER: Look—I have a aircraft to trap. I’m in simple terms the following for a really few minutes. i need to maintain the dialog on Vinnie, in case you don’t brain. Do you think that that’s attainable? CECILIA: I don’t see why now not. extra tea? CARTER: No, thanks. Pause. CECILIA: the place are you flying off to? CARTER: Kentucky. CECILIA: Aah, my favourite nation! CARTER: Is that correct. CECILIA: “Home of the Derby”! CARTER: precisely. CECILIA: The “Blue Grass State”. CARTER: sure. CECILIA: “My previous Kentucky Home”! CARTER: Look—Could we— CECILIA: I used to dream concerning the Derby. CARTER: Is truth. CECILIA: one of many final bastions of real American aristocracy, don’t you think that? CARTER: Yeah, yes. CECILIA: the nearest factor we need to English royalty. Pomp and condition! CARTER: I don’t be aware of. CECILIA: have you been? CARTER: the place? CECILIA: To the Kentucky Derby? CARTER: again and again. CECILIA: No, fairly? and also you say it so casually, as if you’ve virtually get tired of it.