A woman, center stage, sits at a desk and opens her laptop. 

A blinding flash of light emits from it. The woman shrieks, covers her eyes, and falls to the floor in the fetal position.

Lights down.

Act curtain closes.

A man in an old-timey suit and top hat enters stage right, carrying a stand microphone.

He stops center stage, sets down the mic, clears his throat and recites:

Ladies and Gentlemen. Apologies. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the show is unable to continue as planned this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you proceed to the box office, you will be issued a refund. Thank you and good night.

by Dafne Cholet via Flickr Creative Commons

by Dafne Cholet via Flickr Creative Commons

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