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The age-old story of office politics, red tape, and justification of jobs held by employees in power. Mr Green is the company boss. He meets Carson in the fire stairwell. It’s lunchtime, Mr Green is incredibly busy and the lift is broken.


Through the two protagonists’ conversation, we learn that the task of getting the lift repaired is anything but a simple one. Finding a simple solution via meetings, faxes, memos, voice mail and the trappings of bureaucracy couldn’t be easier. Could it? The lift is stuck and we meet in the fire stairwell.



The Stair was first performed at the Workhouse Theatre,
Mel­bourne, on 17 June 1998, with the following cast:


CARSON ... Tim Constantine

GREEN ... Jamie Wilson



Set in the 1980s, this medium to large business requires its strategies, procedures, and policies to make it a smooth-running operation. With the trappings of bureaucracy and the good intentions of its staff, this suit-wearing, coffee-drinking Corporates find it difficult to see the trees for the forest. This scene takes place in the fire stairwell of a multi-story office building.

The Stair

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    A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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    60# White

    Saddle Stitch

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