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The Last Scene by [Rackham, Alydia]
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Anne’s whole life has been “by the script”...
Until fate calls her to improvise.
To play with the possibilities.
To go a little mad.
Anne studied to be a speech therapist, and she lives in a little apartment in New York, actively searching for a job in a non-scary school system. She has a steady, reliable boyfriend named Jim. She also has premonitions. She secretly calls them “Pictures,” and she’s never been able to stop even one from coming true. Now, her dad has suggested she try out for a role in a play written by his old college friend—a play about a time-traveling, mad scientist. And the last scene is always improvised. Battling her doubts and inexperience, Anne tries out, and is stunned when she gets the part of the female lead. As production begins, Anne is pulled into the orbit of a luminous, fiendishly-innocent young actor named Peter Wren, who teaches her how to fire her own imagination, and leads the show into mind-blowing popularity. But what happens when Anne begins to care deeply for Peter and the show, at the expense of her relationship with Jim? And what does she do when she begins to have Pictures of Peter’s reckless drug abuse? Now, Anne is caught between the fear that this venture may ruin all her plans for the future—and the knowledge that trying to save Peter Wren may be the role of a lifetime.

"I felt refreshed, alive, without a single ache or pain. I wasn’t tired, I wasn’t bored, I wasn’t irritated at anything, and finally, I wasn’t nervous. All the technical difficulties seemed to have vanished, and every transition and costume change clicked along like a well-oiled machine. I lived in the instant, every instant, paying rapt attention to everyone’s faces and voices and gestures, reacting with genuine surprise, disappointment, anger and laughter. I’d never felt so involved, so vibrantly present in this show before. I relished and enjoyed every line, every moment as it passed.
And Peter gave the performance of his life.
Every movement, gesture, inflection and expression was perfect. Not over-acted, never under-stated—just flawlessly measured and executed, sometimes like a surgeon cutting with a scalpel, others like a veteran circus performer fearlessly leaping from the topmost platform. He blended every incarnation of Edward Ripple he’d ever used, and from that brilliant and stormy alchemy emerged a fascinating hybrid that I soon recognized as Peter Wren himself: a luminous and sparkling genius, walking the high-wire between fierceness and vulnerability, his rapid-fire mind speeding like a bullet train so far ahead of everyone else that we could only grab tight and hold on; his charisma like wildfire, his laughter ecstatic, his voice like a versatile instrument in the hands of a master.
I could feel the audience falling in love with his charm, his wit and cleverness, his reluctant sweetness. They responded to his every look and gesture. They gasped when he frightened them, they laughed when he delighted them, and they cried when he made them. I could feel the entire crowd in the theatre—and then beyond that, into the atmosphere of the ethereal audience elsewhere, the one we could not see—meld and move in his powerful hands as he effortlessly manipulated their hearts and made them his."

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  • Language: English
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