Consumption

I was intrigued to watch couples entering Costco with an empty shopping cart and subsequently exiting, often with a full one. What (and why!) were they buying? I decided to dramatize watershed moments in the life-cycle of a couple by using the common-place act of shopping as the vehicle. The three scenes: launching a family; coping with loss; and facing the end are played out as couples enter and exit a Costco-like megastore talking about what they did and didn't buy.

Performance length: 10 minutes

Cast:  
  3 males: 1 in his 20's; 1 in his 50's; 1 in his 80's (or double/triple cast)  
  3 females: 1 in her 20'; 1 in her 50's; 1 in her 80's (or double/triple cast)


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