First lull ever in the writing process of this play bout third scene in the second Act post an intended break for intermission. The rest of the play has come rather quickly to me due to the screwball slapstick tone that sorta just rolls from one scene into the other but this scene is a bit more sedate so it’s probably bout time to hit a wall.
I hate doing things remotely too serious in a lot of my work (as of late) unless I feel I can pull it off without it feeling contrived. This scene is feeling way too serious.
I think in this scene since there’s a giant puff pastry (filled with whipped cream) dummy of the one the characters that’s been accidentally (or had thought to have been) murdered on the bed (it’s in a bedroom) anyway while the characters are talking I’m just going to have them serve the pastry corpse up and then the supporting characters get in a food fight all while revealing an important secret and confronting the main leads who are meanwhile stuck in the middle non-participating as everything else gets covered in whipped cream.
I mean I based this off of an Italo Calvino retelling of an Italian folktale, it should being Calvino have people covered in whipped cream and pastry in it at one point anyway. But man that idea was hard to come by for a while. It was way too serious for my comfort level.