File 4: The Case of the Vanishing Van Gogh
INTERIOR GRANNY EVE’S KITCHEN
GRANNY EVE (with her ear to the 1930’s radio): MC? Are you there? The coast is clear. (Pause as Granny listens to MC.) Oh no! Really? That’s tragic!!!
RAY (walking up to Granny): What’s up? What’s so tragic, Grans?
GRANNY EVE (sobbing): I can’t believe it. Not Starry Night…I just heard news that the colors in Van Gogh’s The Starry Night are fading away. The entire painting could vanish! So, so, so, tragic!
RAY: Is that like an important painting or something?
GRANNY EVE: It’s a priceless piece of art! The stars are almost faded completely, and next will come the sky, and then, well, then, POOF! It will be gone…vanished! (pause) Luckily they are having a rock concert to raise awareness of the Vanishing Van Gogh.
POPPI: So they can fix the painting? Restore the colors?
GRANNY EVE: No, it’s just so we can be aware of the tragedy.
POPPI: Awareness, smareness! Hmmmph. Don’t worry, Granny Eve, we can fix the painting. We’ll go to the concert and figure this all out.
RAY: We will?