MR HITLERS NEIGHBORHOOD
A PERFORMANCE ART PIECE BY JACK BOWMAN ©
The set contains:
1. A covered up "When I come back no more Mr. Nice guy". It is draped with an American flag.
2. A blue sweater
3. A swastika arm band
4. Two Paper Bag puppets (Miss Slutinsky and Mr. President)
5. Black marking material for mustache
6. A chair.
7. Four black cut out number "4s" on a white board about 16X20"
8. Hitler in a box
With the set in place and high enough for the audience to see. MR. HITLER ENTERS. THERE IS NO SOUND. HE WALKS OVER TO THE TABLE WITH THE SWEATER AND ARMBAND. HE STARTS SINGING. "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood. . Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood Wont you Wont you be Mr. Hitlers Neighbor"
MR. HITLER PUTS ON THE SWEATER, THE ARMBAND AND THE MUSTACHE. (PUT ON MUSTACHE WITH BACK TO THE AUDIENCE).
MR. HITLER WALKS OVER TO THE CHAIR AND SETS DOWN. SAYING "Hi boys and girls. Welcome to Mr. Hitlers Neighborhood"
"Today we are going to visit a Public School. Do you know what a public school is boys and girls? It is a place where you are told what is right and what is wrong, what is good and bad for you."
MR. HITLER STANDS AND SAYS. "Before we go to school we have to learn some numbers. We are not allowed in without knowing these numbers. The numbers are not "666". Those are bad numbers. Remember in Public School you are taught good and bad.
MR. HITLER REACHES AND GETS THE CUT OUT "4S". AND SAYS, "Now these are the good numbers. They are 4, 4, 4, and 4. If we put these together look what we get." PUTS 4 TOGETHER TO MAKE A SWASTKA "Look boys and girls it is that pretty flower just like the one I have here. POINTS TO ARMBAND. MR. HITLER SAYS. "We also have to learn the good color. Can you guess what it is boys and girls? It is white.
White is the good color. Brown, Red, Yellow those are all dirty colors. So remember White is the good color."
MR. HITLER WALKS AROUND IN A CIRCLE AND SAYS. "Now we are going to school. They have a puppet show planned for us"
"Remember boys and girls the color was white."
"We are going to the land of make believe and there we find a White House"
MR HITLER PUTS ON THE TWO PUPPETS (MISS SLUTINSKY AND PRESIDENT CLINTON)
"Here we are in the land of make believe. This is Miss Slutinsky. . This is our leader he is called the President. He is allowed to do anything he wants because he has control of all the weapons in America.
Mr. Clinton do you want to say Hi to the boys and girls?
MR CLINTON PUPPET MOVES AND SAYS
"Hi boys and girls. This is Miss Slutinsky.
"Hi boys and girls. Is Mr. Mc. Feelme out there in the audience? He is my favorite person in Mr. Hitlers Neighborhood."
"Well thank you Miss Slutinsky but we are in the Land of Make Believe now. In this perfectly white house."
"Boys and Girls did you ever blow up a paper bag and pop it?"
MR HITLER TURNS TO THE AUDIENCE THEN TURNS BACK
"Miss Slutinsky did you?"
"Yes it is fun to see old bags pop"
"Ive been popped many times"
"Ive even got a valve stem to blow up"
"You mean your nose?"
"No lower. I will pop it out for you"
"You do. You want me to blow you up and pop you Billy Bob?"
MISS SLUTINSKY BLOWS ON MR PRESIDENTS STEM WHILE MAKING BLOWING/PUFFING SOUNDS FOR ABOUT 15 SECONDS
MR PRESIDENT EXPLODES (IT IS AN EXPLODING/COME APART PAPER BAG)
MISS JUMPS BACK AND SAYS
"Miss Slutinsky you over inflated and exploded the president"
"Wow that was good"
MR HITLER PICKS UP MR PRESIDENT OFF THE FLOOR AND SAYS
"Look there is something inside the president"
MR HITLER HOLDS THE INSIDE TOWARD THE AUDIENCE AND SAYS
"Look the pretty flower"
"Well Miss Slutinsky you really messed up the land of make believe by flowing up and popping the old bag. So I think I will take the children back to my house. Can you say bye?"
"Bye children. Bye Mr. McFeelme"
MISS SLUTINSKY LOOKS AT MR HITLER AND SAYS
"Would you like a good bye kiss Mr. Hitler?"
MR HITLER MOVES HIS HEAD BACKWARD AND SAYS
"Not after what you just did with your lips"
MR HITLER DISCARDS THE PUPPET ON THE FLOOR
MR HITLER IS BACK IN HIS ROOM
"Well boys and girls. We learned what was good today. We visited our public school and learned that the number 4444 was good and that the color white is good.
SHOW THE AUDIENCE THE SWASTKA CARD AND WHITE CARD
"Remember if you see me in school give our secret sign."
"You forgot it?"
"Shuu.. I will show you again."
MR HITLER GIVE NAZI SALUTE
"You had better be good and the public school taught you what was good. Mr. Hitler is always watching you. You may not see him but he is always around.
Most of the time he is hiding and many times he is hiding behind the American Flag.
REMOVE FLAG FROM "NICE GUY" POSTER
"See I told you."
MR HITLER PICKS UP THE HITLER IN A BOX AND STARTS TURNING THE CRANK. (Playing the Hitler in a box music)
MR HITLER STARTS SINGING
"Its a wonderful day in the neighborhood..Its a wonderful day in the neighborhood Wont you wont you, Wont you be Mr. Hitlers neighbor?"
HITLER IN THE BOX POPS OUT
"Oh Mr. Hitler is out of the box"
MR HITLER BOWS AND EXITS STAGE.
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