PSA, February 2, 2013

Overture Center for the Arts

Madison, WI


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GK: ....after a message from PSA.... ...How should a man propose marriage to a woman? Should he do it at a major sporting event? (BALLPARK ORGAN STRIKES UP "WEDDING MARCH"

SS: Oh my gosh—is that me? Chad, why is my face on the JumboTron?

TR (P.A. ANNOUNCER): Julie Johnson in section 104, row 34, seat 9, Chad in seat 10 asks: Will you marry me? (HUGE CHEERS).

SS (HISSING): Chad, how could you? This is so bad. So humiliating!

TR (P.A. ANNC): What's your answer, Julie? (CHEERS, OFF)

(PAUSE)

SS: NO! (FN ECHO REVERBERATING AROUND STADIUM)

GK: How about at a restaurant?

SS: Wow, that is a giant burrito.

FN: All for you, babes.

SS: What did you get?

FN: Fajitas.

SS: I don't know if I can finish that whole thing. (FOOTSTEPS APPROACH) Oh no, it's the guitar guy. Why is he coming over here?

TR (SINGS):
Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba se necesita una poca de gracia
Will you marry me, Julie? I love you, Chad. arriba y arriba
Y arriba y arriba.

FN: Did you hear what he said?

SS: Um, yeah. I'm gonna have to think about this.

GK: Or can you propose to someone simply by texting them?
(TYPING)

TR: What. R. U Doing 2nite?

(TYPING)

SS: Nothing. U?

TR: Will u Marry me?

SS: What??! Frowney face frowney face!

GK: Or should one try the traditional approach?

TR: For Julie's hand, Mr. Weinbrenner, I offer you fifty head of sheep (SFX), fourteen cattle (SFX), and this thoroughbred horse (SFX). Plus this bag full of shekels. (THUMP)

FN: You are a good boy, Chad.

TR: Plus this prize bull (SFX), this slave girl (SS FOREIGN CHATTER, JINGLE OF EARRINGS), these two camels (SFX), and a third baseman to be named later.

FN: You are a good boy. Go. Be happy.

GK: See? It's the traditional way that gets the girl. If you're in love with someone, never underestimate the influence of the father. Lavish gifts, feasting (FN: Bring in the roasted goat!), extravagant praise (FN: Oh Worshipful Master and Serene Presence, I your unworthy servant kneel humbly at your feet and do beseech you for the honor of marriage to your daughter Julie.), (SHEEP). The way to win the hand of a girl is to ask the man who she loves more than she'll ever love you. A message from P.S.A., the Paternal Society of America.

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