Hello . Mr Gordon?
Yes . I’m here about renting the airbnb you listed
Oh interesting. It’s not quite what I imagined
In what way?
Well, for starters, there doesn’t seem to be a ceiling. That seems a bit unusual. You might have mentioned that in the listing.
Oh. I guess it never occurred to me you’d want that. This way, the acoustics are much better. Listen; la la la la.
I see. I’m not sure we’ll be singing much, but let’s move on . I couldn’t help noticing there are only 3 walls.
But your company is called Fourth Wall Rentals
Yes that’s right. It’s our specialty.
The fourth Wall .
Yes… But there are only three actual walls . You see my confusion.
Not really . That is the fourth Wall
What is? I count three.
Right there. The fourth Wall. (Points at audience)
This open area is the fourth Wall?
The absence of a fourth Wall is in fact the fourth Wall. Do I have that right?
Yes sir. It is our specialty.
As you said, yes. I guess my confusion was that I actually expected there would be a physical fourth Wall.
Well that seems a bit limiting.
Yes yes… Like the concept of a roof is also limiting
Perhaps there was some con fusion in your needs sir. Didn’t you say you were looking for a place to play?
Well yes but I wasn’t aware I’d have to request 4 walls and a roof. Those are traditionally the sort of features that come standard when renting a place.
Not for a play sir. If you had four walls, how would the audience watch?
Excuse me. Now I’m more confused.
The audience sir. (Points) the fourth Wall. Did you not want to rent a stage for your play? That is our speciality
Oh. I think I understand now. A miscommunication indeed. A “play on words” you might say. I was expecting to rent a basic room to play around with, in the more traditional sense. I’m cheating on my wife. I certainly do Lt want an audience.
Oh. That is an unfortunate misunderstanding. Unfortunate indeed.you see, the audience is already here. We took the liberty of arranging front row seats for your friends, fa.iky and co-workers. Alexa, turnup the house lights.
Oh Well shit. Alexa… Blackout