Lady Poffin – The queue





Translated by Emilia Maiella 




Lady Poffin: – The girl in the red coat, please get ahead the line.

Male customer: – How come the girl can jump the line?

LP: – How come, how come, how come… because yes! I manage the line and I know what must be done.

Following customer: – But the sir is right. This way there is no reason to get in line at all.

LP: – So that’s sisterhood, uh? I can get his whining, he’s a man, but not yours, my dear and lovely…

Following customer: – Sisterhood what? We are all in a hurry here.

LP: – Can’t you see in what state that girl is in? Hey, come here, don’t hide yourself. Look at her: pregnant people, be they men or women, jump the line. That’s the rule in a civilized country. Clear?

Girl in the red coat: – Thanks, but actually… I’m just a bit overweight.

LP: – Uh… just a bit? Are you sure you are not pregnant? You have a gaze that… You know, I have four children, I know what I say.

Girl in the red coat: – No, I’m telling you… I’m just robust. And also… I’m sure ma’am.

LP: – How can you be so sure? You are a bit presumptuous, my dear and lovely girl…

Girl in the red coat: – I can’t have children, ma’am. I assure you…

LP: – Well, ok. Hey, folks: let the fat girl get back in the line! By the way, you never know in life, get you read fortune in the cards, don’t waste your time. Go to my colleague Lola, she is very good…

Following customer: – Nice show, compliments, ma’am.

LP: – Obese or pregnant, fertile or sterile, it’s always a condition. Don’t be so sarcastic my dear lady…




  1. Introduction
  2. The queue
  3. Aggression
  4. Horoscope
  5. Selection
  6. Adverbs
  7. Pronunciation
  8. Family
  9. Obsessions
  10. Robbery
  11. Agreements
  12. Meditation
  13. Fashion
  14. Formalities
  15. Prank call
  16. Problems of consciousness
  17. Clarifications
  18. Pause
  19. Special offers
  20. Something in common
  21. Jealousy
  22. Saturn
  23. Illness



Are we the architects of our destiny or do the plots of our lives escape us lefting us impotent in the face of fate? Sometimes it happens that, despite a fierce commitment, the results are not those hoped for. In the attempt of having no regrets you can sacrifice your whole life to realize that time is not a good friend for anyone. Riccardo Nola, the main character of Stars of Dust, after a cruel childhood, discovers as a teenager that acting can have therapeutic effects. The undergrowth of the show business, however, turns out to be a dark forest, where you cannot easily orientat yourself. Rick has a natural talent for choosing bad partners and workmates. This gift accompanies him along the path of his artistic career. Actor graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome, his worry is to only work on commercials, due to the bad offices of a manager who brings a nefarious name: Al Sapone. Yet, his friends love him, envy him, confuse his precarious life for adventure. After making little artistic experiences, Riccardo is forced to get by by working in the local market, but you cannot control your heart: being bored, he is charmed by a vague project of his friend and colleague Thomas Albergari of Polonghera, from noble origins and wealthy family. The plan consists in bringing on stage (actually, on the road, on public transport or in the squares), monologues taken from a book about the Expedition of the Thousand of Garibaldi, which led them from the capital to Sicily. While the General managed to unify the country, however, the paths of Thomas and Richard will take different directions.


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