By Jon Bodenet
As the boy starts down the road the farmer steps out from the farm and quickly overtakes the boy. The Farmer sternly confronts the young lad. The farmer, not quite sure what the boy intended, accuses him nevertheless of stealing a fox from his farm. Yet, the farmer is somewhat puzzled because he sees no fox in the boy’s possession.
The farmer speaks his thoughts…
The Chorus files out slowly The scene ends
ASIDE: A black robed and hooded figure moves somberly and silently across the stage behind but not close to the two figures. Then after a couple of times the dark figure leaves the stage.
Extinguishing the light of life too soon
The chorus, dressed now in black robes and hoods, enters from both sides and merge together behind the two figures. They move in a circle ceremoniously and stop. As they look toward the audience they make a long low sounding melodic moan and slowly exit. The Chorus now in black robes enters from each side and group together.
The chorus files in dressed in black