The three of them discuss the upcoming performance of the play, which is to take place on the anniversary of the beginning of the school year. kula and lynn agree that they will be the stars of the show, and they promise to cheer each other on. lynn says that she has never thought that she and kula would be on the same stage at the same time, and she apologizes for offending her in the past. She tells kula that the commissioner for education in England has gone on a seven-day trip to the United Kingdom with an old peoples group. Since his return, he says that every word that he says is void of the "linited kingdom." kula says that he has not even heard about the commissioner's trip, and he wonders why the performance has gone dark. He says that the power has gone out, and that he is afraid that the fool will be able to get out of the situation.