Jean Yeager

Jean Yeager

A HUMORIST AND DEFIANT MESSENGER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
“I started my professional writing work life at age 18 when I won $5 and a free copy in a college yearbook poetry writing contest. During college, I collected rejection slips from all of the best magazines in the country – Playboy, Esquire, The New Yorker. Nothing like rejection by the finest!
“After college, I parlayed my experience in...
A HUMORIST AND DEFIANT MESSENGER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
“I started my professional writing work life at age 18 when I won $5 and a free copy in a college yearbook poetry writing contest. During college, I collected rejection slips from all of the best magazines in the country – Playboy, Esquire, The New Yorker. Nothing like rejection by the finest!
“After college, I parlayed my experience in rubber stamp making to technical jobs in newspaper and book publishing. My pursuit of being an advertising copywriter resulted in my being thrown out of the offices of the very finest creative directors in Dallas.
Then I got hired to write comedy ads for 7-Eleven which I did for many years, collecting International Awards for Radio comedy, CLIOs and ADDYs.
“In the 1980s, I set up my own creative services agency. I either got discovered or charged too way little because I was way too busy working for the Fortune Top 50 corporations and ad agencies. My collected advertising/p.r. works now take up 26 linear feet of shelf space in the Duke University Libraries David M. Rubenstein special collection on the history of advertising in the U.S.
You can hear funny old radio spots on his website www.th3simplequestions.com.
In the late '90s I managed progressive non-profits and started teaching self-development courses in maximum security prisons. I have been involved with restorative justice for almost twenty years.
I am an "Ageless Author" - and have won awards for writers age 65+.

Plays

  • Full Length - "THANKSGIVING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT - The Founders' Dreams'"
    The words of Sam Adams, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln captured in this script were spoken at times of deep crisis and division, resonate very strongly today.

    This show enables our Founders in their own words (which seem so unique to our modern ears) to speak from the past and remind us all that it is important to create opportunities where through music we are “united hearts and voices...
    The words of Sam Adams, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln captured in this script were spoken at times of deep crisis and division, resonate very strongly today.

    This show enables our Founders in their own words (which seem so unique to our modern ears) to speak from the past and remind us all that it is important to create opportunities where through music we are “united hearts and voices” (Adams), while “trusting in divine providence” (Washington) in order to regain the “perfect enjoyment of union and fraternal peace” (Lincoln).

    Lincoln also acknowledges the role of women - especially in the story of Sarah Josepha Buell Hale who made Thanksgiving the American festival we enjoy today.

    Scripted segments are sparse and few – 15-20:00 min. Founders remarks. 45:00 minutes singing. 5-10:00 remarks by local leaders. The show is a community event for inspired singing together.

    "THANKSGIVING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: The Founders’ Dreams" was written by Jean Yeager in 1986 and produced by Randy Tallman (1939-2007) for that year’s Republican National Convention and performed at Thanksgiving Square in Dallas, TX.
  • Full Length "A FESTIVAL OF 7 1/2 DEADLY SINS"
    A FESTIVAL OF 7 ½ DEADLY SINS

    OVERVIEW
    Six actors and actresses portray seventeen roles in seven different stories comprising a FESTIVAL OF 7 1/2 DEADLY SINS (Seven sins plus intermission which has become a sin.)

    These are not judgmental “morality plays” , but are seven stories about characters struggling with the “effect” of forces in play” in our world. These are the “...
    A FESTIVAL OF 7 ½ DEADLY SINS

    OVERVIEW
    Six actors and actresses portray seventeen roles in seven different stories comprising a FESTIVAL OF 7 1/2 DEADLY SINS (Seven sins plus intermission which has become a sin.)

    These are not judgmental “morality plays” , but are seven stories about characters struggling with the “effect” of forces in play” in our world. These are the “Seven Deadly Sins” of corporations, media, drug enforcement, medicine, government and technology.

  • Full Length - "SNOOP SPOOFS" - 5- Guys Braggarts and Lies
    “Snoop Spoofs” are FIVE 10-15:00 minute comedic plays which may be produced separately or combined into an hour + evening of hilarity. Snoops spoofed are: Stephanie Peach: “The Jersi Hotties”, Joe Friday – Dragnet: “The Beaver Cleaver Hanratty Skip”, Hercule Poiriot: “Lunch With The Spider Woman”, Nick DeFalco, P.I.: “The Goddess In Green Satin”, Inspector Clouseau: “Relax and Wax”, and Sheriff Andy and Deputy...
    “Snoop Spoofs” are FIVE 10-15:00 minute comedic plays which may be produced separately or combined into an hour + evening of hilarity. Snoops spoofed are: Stephanie Peach: “The Jersi Hotties”, Joe Friday – Dragnet: “The Beaver Cleaver Hanratty Skip”, Hercule Poiriot: “Lunch With The Spider Woman”, Nick DeFalco, P.I.: “The Goddess In Green Satin”, Inspector Clouseau: “Relax and Wax”, and Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney: “Community Policing Belly Dance”. The sketches are woven together with black-out parodies of hilarious “Rockford Files”-style telephone answering machine messages. The plays are written for two men and two women with doubling.
  • One Act - "A-WIRE" -THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION - A Homage To The Wives Of Fallen Warriors
    A historical fiction docudrama of HELEN WARD, an African-American woman, the A-Wire teletype operator in the Dallas office of the Wire Service at the moment of the Kennedy Assassination. That event thrusts Helen into the international spotlight as that office sorts through the carnage to report it on the A-Wire. The tragedy stirs emotions Helen, the wife of a veteran killed in action, that she thought were long...
    A historical fiction docudrama of HELEN WARD, an African-American woman, the A-Wire teletype operator in the Dallas office of the Wire Service at the moment of the Kennedy Assassination. That event thrusts Helen into the international spotlight as that office sorts through the carnage to report it on the A-Wire. The tragedy stirs emotions Helen, the wife of a veteran killed in action, that she thought were long buried – and in sympathy for Jackie Kennedy, also the wife of a soldier – she writes an homage to wives of fallen warriors which strikes a chord worldwide.
  • One Act - "A MID-SUMMER'S NIGHT IN OMAHA"
    A ONE-ACT VERSION OF "Up The Side Aisle" 10 Min Play)

    It is the “Summer of Love” (1967) and a 19-year old anti-war college student (JOHN HUNTER) and his macho, truck driving Uncle SAM (HUNTER), a WWII veteran, set out to drive a pick-up truckload of furniture from Sioux City, Iowa to Denver, Colorado and “get to know one another.”

    In the opening moments of the play, the...
    A ONE-ACT VERSION OF "Up The Side Aisle" 10 Min Play)

    It is the “Summer of Love” (1967) and a 19-year old anti-war college student (JOHN HUNTER) and his macho, truck driving Uncle SAM (HUNTER), a WWII veteran, set out to drive a pick-up truckload of furniture from Sioux City, Iowa to Denver, Colorado and “get to know one another.”

    In the opening moments of the play, the Uncle’s secret, inner story, driven by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of the horrors of D-Day, begins to emerge: the truck is “borrowed” and hotwired, he slips a pistol under the driver’s seat and tosses a bottle of “bennies” onto the dash.

    Before long, UNCLE SAM suffers an emotional melt-down and experiences flashbacks that leave him incapacitated. Sam’s anxieties are partially driven by his desire to tell John that for many years he has had a long-term lover (ELLE HANSEN) who lives in Omaha and that is actually the first stop on their trip.
  • One Act - HOW SANTA CLAUS CAME TO ZONE WHISKY-ALPHA-ROMEO (W.A.R.)
    Christmas Eve at the Akbar Clan compound in an Afghan tribal area. Cpl. BRANDI FOSTER and Pfc. RICHARD (DICK) BULLEN are deployed on a “Peace Keeping” mission but there is no peace, only conflict, and violence. Bullen, a skilled extreme motocross rider, is sent to the Army on "moral waivers" to teach motorcycle combat techniques. He is a "Velcro PFC" meaning his allegiance is a strong...
    Christmas Eve at the Akbar Clan compound in an Afghan tribal area. Cpl. BRANDI FOSTER and Pfc. RICHARD (DICK) BULLEN are deployed on a “Peace Keeping” mission but there is no peace, only conflict, and violence. Bullen, a skilled extreme motocross rider, is sent to the Army on "moral waivers" to teach motorcycle combat techniques. He is a "Velcro PFC" meaning his allegiance is a strong as velcro.

    FAWZIA AKBAR, a “Lipstick Revolutionary” is at war with her violent brothers, members of an Extreme Brotherhood who are attacking the U.S. Army. Foster battles with Bullen, a cowardly “Velcro PFC”.

    Enter ALI, a young boy who says: “I’m good! Why doesn’t Santa Claus come here?” It is not for love that Bullen starts out to ride as “Santa Bullen” but love is victorious.
  • One Act - DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE - OXY BE HAPPY!
    Set in the year 2000, DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE dramatizes the true story of how a drug company combined Oxycodone with a newly patented drug, Contin; and drove it backed with massive incentives, promotional items, and Congressional backing into the medical world, starting a decade of “pain relief” which turned into a street addiction nightmare.

    DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE is the modern-day journey of a...
    Set in the year 2000, DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE dramatizes the true story of how a drug company combined Oxycodone with a newly patented drug, Contin; and drove it backed with massive incentives, promotional items, and Congressional backing into the medical world, starting a decade of “pain relief” which turned into a street addiction nightmare.

    DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE is the modern-day journey of a psychotic man (ERNIE) who imagines himself to be Dante Alegheri. ERNIE/DANTE makes his way through a hidden world most of us never experience - psychiatric hospitalization. ERNIE/DANTE travels over a modern, scientific moral terrain armed with poetry and helps us probe our assumptions about healing, sin, redemption, opioids, corporate greed, and poetry.
    Between the poetic and the economic comes a third character whom the delusional ERNIE/DANTE sees as JOAN OF ARC, representing human kindness.

    All this takes place in our contemporary society which has given up on genuine healing in favor of “Jiffy Lube” medicine where pharmacology and incentive-driven opioid sales are used to get patients functional, or at least “happy” and “back on the road of life.”

    It is reported that some 70,000 people die each year from an overdose of prescription opioids.

    DANTE ALIGHIERI’s epic poem, THE DIVINE COMEDY (written in the 1500s) is the journey of Dante, accompanied by the poet Virgil, through three realms Purgatory, The Inferno, and Paradise. In this journey, Dante witnesses assorted horrors, punishments, and challenges before arriving in Paradise.
  • PRISONER #101067 PUBLIC SPEAKING REPORT – “The Life And Times Of Tupac Shakur” AND EXCERPTS FROM "THE PRINCE" BY Niccolo Machiavelli
    10:00 - 30 MINUTE PRODUCTION
    PRISONER #101067 - in a maximum-security prison - reads the report he has prepared for a public speaking class. He is escorted into the hall in shackles by a GUARD with a shotgun. He is introduced by MIKE CANNADY the SPECIAL ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR.
  • 10:00 Min. - JUST US GIRLS (JUGS) - "Shambala!"
    Three girlfriends meet for lunch and to catch up on the gossip. The fourth friend can't join them because of plumbing problems. Their waitress is "Starchild."
  • 10:00 Min. - WHY DADDY PLAYS THE BLUES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
    DADDY, a very successful, middle-aged white guy, is taking fingerstyle blues guitar lessons from HOWARD, a wheelchair-bound 30-something African American man.
    The scene becomes an ethnically and economically charged one the moment when Daddy realizes his PRIDE fueled by the karma of business, money, and economics, has put Howard in the wheelchair. The guitar lesson becomes much bigger as Howard is...
    DADDY, a very successful, middle-aged white guy, is taking fingerstyle blues guitar lessons from HOWARD, a wheelchair-bound 30-something African American man.
    The scene becomes an ethnically and economically charged one the moment when Daddy realizes his PRIDE fueled by the karma of business, money, and economics, has put Howard in the wheelchair. The guitar lesson becomes much bigger as Howard is teachding us all a "bigger" lesson.

    The finger-style blues song they are working with is "C.C.Rider" by Robert Johnson Jr.
  • 10:00 Min. - POP GOES THE AD MAN - "Be Funny Now!"
    SYNOPSIS: A very creative but dictatorial Ad Agency President has assigned his team of writers to create a series of national television commercials for the agency’s largest and most prestigious client. The future of the Agency is riding on these commercials.. Unbeknownst to the “boss”, all did not go smoothly They got stuck, so they have took themselves on a “retreat” to a resort Near Mexico named “Rancho...
    SYNOPSIS: A very creative but dictatorial Ad Agency President has assigned his team of writers to create a series of national television commercials for the agency’s largest and most prestigious client. The future of the Agency is riding on these commercials.. Unbeknownst to the “boss”, all did not go smoothly They got stuck, so they have took themselves on a “retreat” to a resort Near Mexico named “Rancho Notorious” where they have spent a week and are now returning with the fruits of their labor.
  • 10:00 Min. - CLOTHES LINE
    MARRIAGE COMEDY COMBAT

    Clothesline – sounds simple, doesn’t it? But what a wife has in mind when she says “clothesline” and what a husband has in mind may be the difference between sleeping in marital bliss and sleeping in the doghouse.
  • 10 Min. - PHOTO-OP - "A Moral Firecracker" - DESERT STORM - THE IRAQ WAR
    THE START OF THE IRAQ WAR. The play, based on interviews, dramatizes the events of President’s Day Weekend 1991 at the start of “Operation Desert Storm”, the first war in Iraq. PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. AND MRS. BUSH attends a small Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, ME where they are met by anti-war protesters JOHN and CONNIE SCHMIDT. They are rebuked by a Church DEACON and thrown out by a SECRET SERVICE...
    THE START OF THE IRAQ WAR. The play, based on interviews, dramatizes the events of President’s Day Weekend 1991 at the start of “Operation Desert Storm”, the first war in Iraq. PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. AND MRS. BUSH attends a small Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, ME where they are met by anti-war protesters JOHN and CONNIE SCHMIDT. They are rebuked by a Church DEACON and thrown out by a SECRET SERVICE agent during the service.
  • 10:00 Min. - HOW SANTA CLAUS CAME TO ZONE WHISKY-ALPHA-ROMEO (W.A.R.)
    10:00 MIN - ACTION / 1 MAN, 1 CHILD, 1 WOMAN
    A modern re-telling of "The Night Before Christmas" in combat gear.
    It is Christmas Eve and two U.S. soldiers, Pfc. (RICHARD) BULLEN and Pfc. (BRANDI) FOSTER are deployed on a peace-making patrol in a tribal combat zone - WHISKEY-ALPHA-ROMEO. (W.A.R.)
    A young native boy’s (ALI) questions about SANTA CLAUS rouse...
    10:00 MIN - ACTION / 1 MAN, 1 CHILD, 1 WOMAN
    A modern re-telling of "The Night Before Christmas" in combat gear.
    It is Christmas Eve and two U.S. soldiers, Pfc. (RICHARD) BULLEN and Pfc. (BRANDI) FOSTER are deployed on a peace-making patrol in a tribal combat zone - WHISKEY-ALPHA-ROMEO. (W.A.R.)
    A young native boy’s (ALI) questions about SANTA CLAUS rouse Bullen’s fearless (foolhardy?) nature and he attempts a dangerous journey in order to bring SANTA CLAUS to life for ALI.
    Santa Bullen takes an extreme motocross ride through the WAR ZONE. Isn’t Christmas about miracles?
  • 10:00 Min. - DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE
    ONE ACT > 30:00 - 4 CHARACTERS
    DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE is the modern-day journey of a psychotic man (ERNIE) who imagines himself to be Dante Alegheri. ERNIE/DANTE makes his way through a hidden world most of us never experience - psychiatric hospitalization. ERNIE/DANTE travels over a modern, scientific moral terrain armed with poetry and helps us probe our assumptions about healing, sin, redemption...
    ONE ACT > 30:00 - 4 CHARACTERS
    DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE is the modern-day journey of a psychotic man (ERNIE) who imagines himself to be Dante Alegheri. ERNIE/DANTE makes his way through a hidden world most of us never experience - psychiatric hospitalization. ERNIE/DANTE travels over a modern, scientific moral terrain armed with poetry and helps us probe our assumptions about healing, sin, redemption, opioids, corporate greed, and poetry.
    Between the poetic and the economic comes a third character whom the delusional ERNIE/DANTE sees as JOAN OF ARC, representing human kindness.
    All this takes place in our contemporary society which has given up on genuine healing in favor of “Jiffy Lube” medicine where pharmacology and incentive-driven opioid sales are used to get patients functional, or at least “happy” and “back on the road of life.”
    Set in the year 2000, DANTE IN JIFFY LUBE dramatizes the true story of how a drug company combined Oxycodone with a newly patented drug, Contin; and drove it backed with massive incentives, promotional items, and Congressional backing into the medical world, starting a decade of “pain relief” which turned into a street addiction nightmare.
    It is reported that some 70,000 people die each year from an overdose of prescription opioids.
    DANTE ALIGHIERI’s epic poem, THE DIVINE COMEDY (written in the 1500s) is the journey of Dante, accompanied by the poet Virgil, through three realms Purgatory, The Inferno, and Paradise. In this journey, Dante witnesses assorted horrors, punishments, and challenges before arriving in Paradise.
  • 10:00 Min - LUST - Is Life Too Short Or Am I Too Revved?
    Lust! Ah, just the mention of the term gets us "cooking".
    And, here is an array of lustful examples to keep us interested.
    AL lusts after Lizzie and to make a sale. LIZZIE lusts after looking hot until she gets anxious. Lizzie's daddy, REX BARSTOW, lusts after having the best for Lizzie. TED, the DEA Agent, lusts after making another arrest.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS PLAYS...
    Lust! Ah, just the mention of the term gets us "cooking".
    And, here is an array of lustful examples to keep us interested.
    AL lusts after Lizzie and to make a sale. LIZZIE lusts after looking hot until she gets anxious. Lizzie's daddy, REX BARSTOW, lusts after having the best for Lizzie. TED, the DEA Agent, lusts after making another arrest.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS PLAYS are short dramas or comedies each focusing on a particular sin: Pride, Anger, Lust, Sloth, Vanity, Envy, or Gluttony. Seen all together, they make a ROSE WINDOW of seven stories about characters struggling with the “effect” of forces not of their creation but which are “in play” in our world: the “Seven Deadly Sins” of corporations, media, drug enforcement, medicine, government, and technology. Are they moral or amoral?
  • 10:00 Min - TRUDI - "A Teenie Bit Of Sloth"
    TRUDI is a self-centered tweenager. The forces in our culture, combined with her age, drive Trudi into her bedroom. She is a struggle for her parents, but they don't give up and know this will change.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS PLAYS are short dramas or comedies each focusing on a particular sin: Pride, Anger, Lust, Sloth, Vanity, Envy, or Gluttony. Seen all together, they make a ROSE WINDOW of...
    TRUDI is a self-centered tweenager. The forces in our culture, combined with her age, drive Trudi into her bedroom. She is a struggle for her parents, but they don't give up and know this will change.

    SEVEN DEADLY SINS PLAYS are short dramas or comedies each focusing on a particular sin: Pride, Anger, Lust, Sloth, Vanity, Envy, or Gluttony. Seen all together, they make a ROSE WINDOW of seven stories about characters struggling with the “effect” of forces not of their creation but which are “in play” in our world: the “Seven Deadly Sins” of corporations, media, drug enforcement, medicine, government, and technology. Are they moral or amoral?
  • 10:00 Min - CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE INSURRECTION
    WARNING - AN EXTREMELY POLITICAL PAY-OFF! In difficult economic and social times, four friends gather immediately after they have attended a mass political rally in support of a new, popular political party.
  • 10:00 Min - UP THE SIDE AISLE - MY UNCLE SAM (U.S.) - A Love Letter To My Uncle
    (A ONE-ACT VERSION "Midsummer Night In Omaha" is available.)

    It is the “Summer of Love” (1967) and a 19-year old anti-war college student (JOHN HUNTER) and his macho, truck driving Uncle SAM (HUNTER), a WWII veteran, set out to drive a pick-up truckload of furniture from Sioux City, Iowa to Denver, Colorado and “get to know one another.” In the opening moments of the play, the Uncle’s...
    (A ONE-ACT VERSION "Midsummer Night In Omaha" is available.)

    It is the “Summer of Love” (1967) and a 19-year old anti-war college student (JOHN HUNTER) and his macho, truck driving Uncle SAM (HUNTER), a WWII veteran, set out to drive a pick-up truckload of furniture from Sioux City, Iowa to Denver, Colorado and “get to know one another.” In the opening moments of the play, the Uncle’s secret, inner story, driven by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the horrors of D-Day, begins to emerge: the truck is “borrowed” and hotwired, he slips a pistol into the glove box and tosses a bottle of “bennies” onto the dash. Before long, Uncle Sam suffers an emotional melt-down and experiences flashbacks which leave him incapacitated.
  • 10:00 Min. - CHANGE OF SHIFT - Intimacy and Aspbergers
    Mr. Johnson is dying. Therapists from the Care for the Dying Society tend him at his apartment. His daughter, Joan, arrives for a final visit before he passes at the moment in which the caregiving shift is changing. Mr. Johnson suffers from Aspberger’s syndrome, a disease that has made him painfully anxious and angry about life. But, according to Mrs. Johnson, as he is approaching death, he has become “...
    Mr. Johnson is dying. Therapists from the Care for the Dying Society tend him at his apartment. His daughter, Joan, arrives for a final visit before he passes at the moment in which the caregiving shift is changing. Mr. Johnson suffers from Aspberger’s syndrome, a disease that has made him painfully anxious and angry about life. But, according to Mrs. Johnson, as he is approaching death, he has become “different.” Joan hopes against hope for even the smallest crumb of intimacy from this cold, distant, angry man. Has he changed?
  • 10:00 Min - TWO DEARS - "Astral Travel"
    TWO OLD MEN WITH MOUSTACHES portray TWO OLD WOMEN and sit in rocking chairs on a back porch and discuss the "Mind Body Spirit Exhibition” they have recently attended. Each of their Gurus has proclaimed that they are spiritually enlightened. They have purchased “PYRAMID POWER” hats to improve their memories. One of them has been elevated to the "ORANGE SARI" level.
  • PARALLEL REALITY - A SPACE/TIME ESOTERIC DRAMA
    HERMES TRISMEGISTUS, personal magician of CLEOPATRA with Prospero-like world-changing capacities is reincarnated and is a Desert Storm I wounded vet. “I have divine knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, law, art, astrology, music, rhetoric, magic, philosophy, geography, medicine, anatomy, oration. I've added divine knowledge of the Veterans Administration, welfare, and psychiatric services systems.”...
    HERMES TRISMEGISTUS, personal magician of CLEOPATRA with Prospero-like world-changing capacities is reincarnated and is a Desert Storm I wounded vet. “I have divine knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, law, art, astrology, music, rhetoric, magic, philosophy, geography, medicine, anatomy, oration. I've added divine knowledge of the Veterans Administration, welfare, and psychiatric services systems.”

    HERMES battles TYPHON, an ancient, evil being who swallows the human spirit. HERMES describes TYPHON: “the being of universal ignorance - part serpent, part crocodile, part hog, and global technology; he uses corporatism, dogmatism, media, bureaucracy, wars, your Aunt Tilly, whatever - to swallow up the spiritual nature of man on a global scale!.”

    HERMES discovers the reincarnated CLEOPATRA and is working to bring her together with MARCUS ANTONIUS, her husband and lover from whom she has been separated for more than 3,000 years.

  • PICKING UP CLEOPATRA - A SPACE/TIME ESOTERIC DRAMA
    CLEOPATRA (QUEEN OF EGYPT), an OLD WOMAN, is pushing a shopping cart through a park. In addition to the bags of belongings in her shopping cart, she has a cat carrier with an imaginary feral cat she has caught and tamed which she now calls CLEOPATRA.
    CLEOPATRA (QUEEN OF EGYPT) stops at a bench where she encounters HERMES TRISTMAGISTUS, a homeless, disabled Desert Storm vet. They strike up a...
    CLEOPATRA (QUEEN OF EGYPT), an OLD WOMAN, is pushing a shopping cart through a park. In addition to the bags of belongings in her shopping cart, she has a cat carrier with an imaginary feral cat she has caught and tamed which she now calls CLEOPATRA.
    CLEOPATRA (QUEEN OF EGYPT) stops at a bench where she encounters HERMES TRISTMAGISTUS, a homeless, disabled Desert Storm vet. They strike up a conversation about her cat.
    They engage in a conversation that extends from Ancient Egypt to the modern-day and even includes the symbology and numerology of a 357 Magnum Colt Python. Using the secret numerology of the riddle of the Sphinx, they prove to each other that they are actually CLEOPATRA, QUEEN OF EGYPT and the vet is actually her former private magician, HERMES TRISMEGISTUS.
    Once their identities are confirmed, signs are recognized and ancient rituals are obeyed (and the “cat is out of the bag” so to speak) they realize that their being reunited is actually a destiny moment of world-historic proportions.