Inventor, William Sawyer has invited a small group of influential businessmen to view his new invention.
The scene is a candle-lit living room set in the 1878. Electricity has just been introduced.
There is a small light bulb covered by a sheet on a small table in the center of the stage.
A cord leads down from it and disappears off stage.
A candle is burning on the small table. It is evening.
(Music begins and William enters stage left. He appears flustered as he tries to put on his tie.)
William: I’m just an inventor | Who’d like to be help-ing the world
With my clever inventions. | Did I mention, I’ll be helping the world?
(Anne walks in).
Anne: Please don’t sing dear. It’s another thing you’re not very good at. Here, hold this. You know, for a so called genius, you really are rather… useless.
William: It’s just that… I mean…
Anne: …You can’t talk like that if you expect these