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BECAUSE, OR, THE MANY AND
VARIOUS USES OF THE UNBRELLA

written & directed by Anna Baardsen

1 Episode
4/17/10

"It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the
stamp of Respectability." -Robert Louis Stevenson

CAST

Mandi Moss

Louisa

Colin Willkie

NanNan

Michael Holmes

Conductor

Aaron Francis

Anonymous Man/Puppeteer

Megan Crockett

Clerk

PHOTOS
by C.M. Gonzalez
video stills by Adina Valerio


Louisa (Mandi Moss) doesn't like carrying her dumb ol' unbrella around.


Her wind-up NanNan (Colin Willkie) upbraids her.  "There is nothing
more undignified than a young lady without a properly poised unbrella."


The wind-up Conductor (Michael Holmes) informs them that the train to Fissure, where
Louisa will be conducting her school interviews, has been delayed.  He also says there's
a winding station, but NanNan fully wound before she left the house this morning.
The Conductor is sure Louisa's school interviews will go well -
"They're always impressed by an unbrella held with dignity!"


NanNan finds the proper instructive speech to recite to Louisa.


She's heard it all before.


The clerk (Megan Crockett) passes the time.


Louisa asks for her credit stamp so she can get a lolly-fizz, a box of nico-dots, "and
maybe some adventure paper to pass the time."  Her purchases cost 5.2 grams, but there's
a 10 gram minimum. How much is the next train ticket? It'll bring her total to 20 grams 50.
The train - to Hollows - leaves in two minutes.


Louisa boards the train to Hollows.


NanNan is quite angry when she learns that Louisa has run off,
so angry a steam whistle erupts from her mouth!