The Opium War: A Radio Play


Zeena Parkins


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
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1.
The Bedroom Over The Butcher Shop. Night. Manuel Smokes Opium In Bed And Reads Out Loud To His Wife, Mariana.
Zeena Parkins 07:55
2.
The Butcher Shop. Next Morning. Amalia Holds Her Grandson Clemente, And Sings To Him While She Tries To Chop Meat. Mariana Enters, Then Louie.
Zeena Parkins 04:16
3.
The Bedroom. Later That Morning. Manuel Is Sitting In Bed. Louie Enters.
Zeena Parkins 04:25
4.
The Butcher Shop. That Night. Manuel Shows Louie How To Cook And Smoke Opium.
Zeena Parkins 03:18
5.
Chinatown. Later That Night. Louie Stands On A Soapbox And Delivers A Speech To A Large Crowd.
Zeena Parkins 02:03
6.
The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Morning. Amalia And Mariana Are Working. Clemente Is In His Crib.
Zeena Parkins 03:08
7.
The Dining Room. That Evening. Manuel, Mariana, And Amalia Sit At The Table. Louie Enters, His Hand Bandaged.
Zeena Parkins 05:40
8.
The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Evening. Louie, Very Well Dressed, Totals Up His Opium Sales Using An Abacus, Then Writes Them In His Ledger.
Zeena Parkins 01:50
9.
The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Confides In The Young Clemente.
Zeena Parkins 01:48
10.
The Butcher Shop. Dawn. Amalia Is Alone. She Sings Her Thoughts About The Universe.
Zeena Parkins 02:46
11.
The Parlor. Two Months Later. Afternoon. New Expensive Furniture, Freshly Painted Walls. Manuel Has Fallen Asleep In A Chair While Reading. After Watching, Mariana Wakes Him Up. Louie Enters. He Is Wearing A Business Suit, And Carrying A Briefcase...
Zeena Parkins 09:02
12.
The Bedroom. That Evening. Mariana Reads A Letter Sent By Her Father To Her Mother In 1896. Louie Listens Behind The Door.
Zeena Parkins 02:54
13.
The Parlor. That Night. Manuel Crouches, Naked, On The Window Ledge. Amalia Begs Him To Go To Bed.
Zeena Parkins 02:11
14.
The Parlor. Next Morning. Evelyn Harding, A Fashionable Opium Customer, Is Talking With Mariana. Later, They Move To The Bedroom. Louie Enters When They Are Asleep, Afterwards Manuel.
Zeena Parkins 07:19
15.
The Psychiatric Ward. A Month Later. Morning. Manuel Is Crouching In The Isolation Room. Dr. Stein Sits Next To Him.
Zeena Parkins 04:55
16.
The Living Room. Six Months Later. Morning. Mariana And Amalia Are Sitting. Manuel Enters Wearing An Old Suit That Belonged To Her Father, And Carrying A Suitcase. He Is Just Out Of The Hospital. Louie Follows Him.
Zeena Parkins 04:54
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The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Sleeps In An Opium Daze. Mariana Cuts Her Hair In Front Of The Mirror. Louie Enters, Then Amalia.
Zeena Parkins 02:35

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