A Kurt Vonnegut short story, published in Welcome to the Monkey House, about a man who seems to have little personality of his own but who throws himself with gusto and dazzling performances into the plays produced by his local amateur dramatics society. A similarly colourless and lonely woman who moves into the area ends up playing opposite him in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, and finds herself falling in love with him in character. A powerful story.

Made into a low-budget film in 1982, starring Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon, and directed by Jonathan Demme.