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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 32 | volume VI | May-June, 2003



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 32May-June, 2003
Theatre Play

Who do you belong to?

Translated by: Tania Dinevska

p. 1
Saško Nasev



Aco Tiny
    Ringo the Duck
    Kiro the Stick

    Musicians in a group, citizens, wedding guests, people with  gold teeth, invalids and all kinds of other people who resemble those from the big city.

Part One, Scene One

(Aco Tiny is playing the guitar. Nina is sitting beside him. He is singing the famous song “Who Do You Belong to”, performed by Slave Dimitrov. After a while he gets up. He goes to the hedge, takes scissors and begins trimming it. The entire setting is a street from a suburb in Skopje. It takes place in late spring.)

ACO: “There's a home amid yellow leaves, hidden somewhere… (sings) na na na… who do you belong to, who strokes your long hair…”
    NINA: Bye! (leaves)
    ACO: Arrivederci! (Lights a cigarette and continues singing.)
    (Enter Ringo the Duck and Kiro the Stick.)
    RINGO: Hey, who are you?
    ACO: Sandokan and Mariana.
    RINGO: An' in your personal life?
    ACO: Aco Stankoski from Prilep…
    KIRO: Are you visiting somebody?
    ACO: I live here.
    RINGO: Since when, I haven't seen you around.
    ACO: I've been around for a couple of weeks plus three or four days!
    KIRO: Are you planning to stay forever or are you going to move away?
    ACO: Till the day I die!
    RINGO: New kid on the block.
    KIRO: How tall are you?
    ACO: A hundred and eighty two.
    RINGO: Now that's tiny.
    ACO (Collects the trimmed branches.)
    KIRO: If you plan to stay on the block you should learn some of our house rules.
    ACO: Why should I?
    RINGO: So you'll behave yourself.
    ACO: I come from a good family!
    KIRO: Want a cigarette? (slaps him)
    ACO: I just got rid of it. These cigarettes are gonna kill me.
    RINGO: Nobody says no to Stick!
    ACO: The guy offered me a cigarette, not a stick!
    RINGO: This fine gentleman is Kiro the Stick, the best poker player in Skopje and its surroundings, even plays barbut when he feels like it.
    ACO: Sorry, Stick. I didn't know they called you a stick.
    KIRO: It's all right, son, I forgive the first time, next time I'll rip your ears off!
     (He leaves.)
    RINGO: Tiny, I'm Ringo.
    ACO: I know, Duck.
    RINGO: Hey, Prilep, I'm Ringo the Hunk for you, and Duck only for nice kids.
    ACO: O.K., Duck…
    RINGO: Which school do you go to?
    ACO: Skopje high school, and you?
    RINGO: Skopje pool house… and sometimes the civil engineering school.
    ACO: I thought you've finished high school. You look older.
    RINGO: I look like a rock, but I'm a baby at heart, with guts like King Marko. I flunked two or

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