SCENE 6: THE SIGHTING - HARP HILL

                                        Harp Hill, lower field. Kevin has
                                        taken himself off to practice his
                                        lines for the presentation, he has
                                        his cue cards with him.

                              KEVIN
                ...And I am KEVIN. Kevin. Why can I say it now?
                I am KEVIN.
                            (Vocal exetcise)
                Badaga bordorgor boodoogoo bordorgor. Okay, now
                just imagine Penny is watching. 'Thank you Pat,
                I am Levin Klark, Kluvin Urgh! I can't do this.
                I can't.

                                        A football rolls on stage. Dylan's
                                        voice is heard but he is not seen.

                              DYLAN
                Oi mate, kick us the ball!

                              KEVIN
                Eerr yep.

                                        He picks it up.

                              KEVIN
                I don't think I can kick it over, is it OK if I
                throw it?

                              DYLAN
                What?

                              KEVIN
                I'm going to attempt to throw the ball over the
                fence.

                              DYLAN
                Right.
                            (Beat)
                Just hurry up, yeah?

                              KEVIN
                I'm actually not sure that my throw will
                achieve the desired velocity required to make
                it over the fence.

                              DYLAN
                Oh for fuck sake.

                                        With great ease Dylan, scales the
                                        fence grabs the ball and jumps
                                        back over. Suddenly Kevin clocks
                                        that Dylan looks exactly like him,
                                        Dylan hasn't batted an eyelid at
                                        Kevin.

                              KEVIN
                How did you...? Hang on, wait, wait! You!
                What's your name? How...?
                            (Shouting)
                Where did you come from??

                                        Kevin rushes to look through a gap
                                        in the fence, the TVs on the set
                                        play footage of Dylan catching the
                                        ball, doing keep ups and flirting
                                        with the girls. We are seeing what
                                        Kevin is seeing.

         

                              KEVIN
            SOMETHING HAS CHANGED THE UNIVERSE,
            SOMETHING HAS FLIPPED A SWITCH, AND STUCK ME IN REVERSE,
            I'M APPREHENSIVE, BUT I'M SHAKING WITH SUSPENSE,
            WHO IS THE 'ME' BEHIND THE FENCE?
            I SAW A GUY WHO LOOKED LIKE ME,
            BUT HE WAS COOL AND STRONG, AS I COULD NEVER BE,
            CAN I THINK LOGICALLY AND CHANNEL MR SPOCK,
            NOW THAT I'M COMING OUT OF SHOCK?
            SUDDENLY I'M FLYING AND MY THOUGHTS ARE MOVING FAST!
            TOTALLY UNTETHERED FROM MY FUTURE OR MY PAST.
            WORK THE PROBLEM 'TIL I KNOW HOW THIS HAS COME TO BE,
            HOW SOMEONE THAT I'VE NEVER MET COULD LOOK SO MUCH LIKE ME?
            COULD IT BE NOW?
            COULD IT BE ME?
            HAVE I JUST STUMBLED ON SOME NEW TECHNOLOGY?
            COULD IT BE NOW? COULD IT BE TRUE?
            AND IF THE WORLD WILL GIVE ME TIME ENOUGH,
            I'LL FIGURE OUT HOW I AM ME AND YOU!

                                        Instrumental. The following text
                                        is spoken.

                              PAT
                There you are! Why are you staring at the
                fence?

                              KEVIN
                He looked like me Pat, no, not like me, he was
                me! From the other side of the fence, there. It
                was like looking in the mirror, like staring at
                myself.

                              PAT
                Who does? What are you saying?! THIS IS SO
                EXCITING!

                                        Sung.

                              KEVIN
            THERE MUST BE A REASON IN THE RHYME,
            WHY WOULD THIS HAVE TO BE A RIFT IN SPACE AND TIME?

                              PAT
            COULD IT BE DOPPELGÄGER'S? HAVE YOU BEEN REPLACED?

                              KEVIN
            HAS OUR DIMENSION BE DISPLACED?

                              PAT
                            (Spoken)
                Almost certainly! Duh!

                              KEVIN
            I HAVE TO FIND A REASON FOR THIS DOUBLE LIGHTENING STRIKE!
            IT CAN'T BE COINCIDENCE, WE LOOK TOO MUCH ALIKE,
            AND AS MY FEVERED BRAIN DEDUCTS THE PROBABILITY,
            I'M SPINNING WITH EXCITEMENT AT THE POSSIBILITY!
            COULD IT BE ME?

                                        Instrumental. Fantasy sequence as
                                        Pat and Kev go into sci-fi role
                                        play, mock American accents - like
                                        a scene straight out of Star Trek.
                                        All of the following text is
                                        spoken.

                              PAT
                This is vice Captain Patrick O'Coughlin seeking
                permission to land on unknown territory. 

                              KEVIN
                When we touch down, expect the unexpected and
                always keep one finger on the de-flabulator.

                              PAT
                Understood Captain. Permission has been
                granted.

                              KEVIN
                Copy. Remember, whatever we face, we face it
                together.

                              PAT
                It's been an honour serving with you captain.

                              KEVIN
                And with you soldier. Opening craft doors in
                three...

                              PAT
                Two...

                              BOTH
                One!

                                        They take a step into the unknown
                                        and are back into song. Their
                                        imaginations begin to take off.

                              KEVIN
            COULD HE BE FROM ANENTIRELY SEPARATE NEBULOUS?

                              PAT
            ANOTHER WORLD, WHERE EVERYONE'S IDENTICAL TO US?

                              KEVIN
            A MATRIX GLITCH?

                              PAT
            DIMENSION SLIP?

                              BOTH
            A DROID WITH MOVING PARTS?
            A MILLION KEV'S,
            A MILLION PAT'S,
            A MILLION PENNY HART'S!

                                        Pause.

                              BOTH
                            (Spoken)
                Wowwww!

                                        Back into song.

                              KEVIN
            COULD IT BE NOW?

                              PAT
                            (Spoken)
                Yesss!!

                              KEVIN
            COUD IT BE ME?

                              PAT
                            (Spoken)
                This is so cool!

                              BOTH
            HAVE I JUST STUMBLED ON SOME NEW DISCOVERY?
            COULD IT BE NOW?
            COULD IT BE TRUE?
            AND IF THE...

                              KEVIN
                WORLD WILL GIVE ME TIME ENOUGH, I'LL FIGURE OUT
                HOW I AM ME AND YOU!

                              PAT
                WAAAHHHH! TIIIMEE! I AM ME AND YOU!

                              BOTH
            AND YOU,
            AND YOU!

                                        Blackout. The stage revolves to... 

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