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The show opens with the sound fingersnaps and a swing beat and as the lights rise we see the sign for a bustop. On one side is a well-dressed woman in her early 40’s, standing alone – that’s Molly.

On the other side is a group of mismatched folks carrying anti-nuclear signs and snapping their fingers, doo-wop style. Those are the Zeros.

Molly looks at her watch, then down the street – and the Zero’s suddenly break into song:

Using Molly as their audience, the Zeros sing about the world’s ills, thrust leaflets at her and dramatize the perilous state of world politics. They’re terribly sincere, over-the-top do-gooders and Molly struggles to maintain her distance, but finally loses her cool and counters with “Leave Me Out!”

As the song ends, the Zero’s run offstage for the bus, yelling to each other, “Hey, where’s Sheila?” “She’s not here?” “Oh, never mind, she’s always late. She can meet us at the club.”

As soon as the Zeros are gone, Sheila enters out-of-breath and runs up to Molly. “Hey, did you see a bunch of people with signs and banners?” she asks Molly.

“They just left,” Molly answers.

“Oh shoot, shoot, shoot!” says Sheila, “I’d be late for my own funeral!

SCENE ONE - A bus stop, New York City, Friday morning, early 1980's

The Overture winds down to the sound of fingersnaps and a swing beat and as the lights rise we see the sign for a bustop. On one side is a well-dressed woman in her early 40’s, standing alone – that’s Molly.

On the other side is a group of mismatched folks carrying anti-nuclear signs and snapping their fingers, doo-wop style. Those are the Zeros.

Molly looks at her watch, then down the street – and the Zero’s suddenly break into song:

SONG
1a & 1b: “Join Up / Leave Me Out”
Studio Version of 1b “Leave Me Out”

“Join the Club!” Using Molly as their audience, they sing about the world’s ills, thrust leaflets at her and dramatize the perilous state of world politics. They’re terribly sincere, over-the-top do-gooders and Molly struggles to maintain her distance, but finally loses her cool and counters with “Leave Me Out!”

As the song ends, the Zero’s run offstage for the bus, yelling to each other, “Hey, where’s Sheila?” “She’s not here?” “Oh, never mind, she’s always late. She can meet us at the club.”

As soon as the Zeros are gone, Sheila enters out-of-breath and runs up to Molly. “Hey, did you see a bunch of people with signs and banners?” she asks Molly.

“They just left,” Molly answers.

“Oh shoot, shoot, shoot!” says Sheila, “I’d be late for my own funeral!

(Admin note: The lyrics & sheet music are hosted on our old HTML site – so they need to be uploaded to WordPress)

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