Ordering Greens

Ordering Greens is two characters in one; a waitress and a patron. One orders something simple, mixed greens. The other complicates it with questions on styles of mixed greens, selections of specials, dressing options. One orders the house on the side and is asked questions about sides, sides of the plate, on the plate, apart from the plate, plates. Over and over, complication on antagonistic complication, they mix up, obfuscate, belittle schedules, herbs, reservations, pepper, calendars, planners. Back and forth, in requests and obstacles, from one to the other, in movement and dialogue, off on tangents, misunderstandings and word complications, the simplicity is lost and they forget what they wanted. Ordering Greens is a metaphor for the search for simplicity in our complicated lives.