Friday, November 15, 2013

An excerpt from About to Pop! by Ben Muzi (2009)

Some inspiration from About to Pop! by Ben Muzi (NJYPF 2009).

About to Pop! follows Andy, a high school senior, whose excitement about the future as expressed through a class project are gravely misinterpreted by the adults in his life. Below is the poem that sparks the controversy that almost derails Andy's plans. He speaks this poem at the end of the play.


Searching for a life.
Discovering & imagining.
Building my concerto.
Keeping on the map.
Free to touch
briefly upon the mosaic.
Ready to go-
Because I am about to pop!
Andy (Jeff Ronan) sharing his poem with the audience at the end of About to Pop! (2009)

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