Vireo Episode Twelve – My Name is Vireo

Episode 12: My Name is Vireo

Libretto

Vireo leaves the circus and returns to the natural world where she finds peace.
 

Featuring 

Kronos Quartet

 

(Deep in a forest. Vireo hunts her Voice.)

VIREO
You’ve gone then? Answer me.
(The rattle of wind.)
all disappear in fog and smoke
Stop.
(The wind obeys her. Vireo covers her mouth, surprised.)
Who said that?
(Singing.)

Stop
My name is Vireo
I have a beetle in my chest
It moves across the dried leaves inside
How will I get my rest?

My name is Vireo
My breath moves across teeth not my own
My breath moves across dry leaves
how will I get my rest?

Stop
THE END

Vireo returns to the woods where her adventure began — but now she steps off of a stage and into a real forest where she finally finds her name.

She achieves an enlightened state and disappears into the woods.

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