The Artists:
Jane Wagner - Playwright
Lilly Tomlin - Actress
Andy Warhol- Artist

This is Soup and this is Art

An excerpt from the Play:
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
by Jane Wagner
Plymouth Theater, New York City, 1985

Main character : Trudy the bag lady
Location : A street corner in New York City

Lilly Tomlin - 1985
Here I am,
standing on the corner of "Walk, Don't Walk,"
waiting for these aliens from outer space to show up.
I call that crazy don't you. They're late as usual.
My space chums say they're learning so much about us.
They said to me, "Trudy, the human mind is so-o-o strange."
We think so different.
They find it hard to grasp some things that come easy to us,
because they simply don't have our frame of reference.

I show'em this can of Campbell's tomato soup.
I say,
"This is soup".
Then I show'em a picture of Andy Warhol's painting
of a can of Campbell's tomato soup. I say,
"This is art."

"This is soup."

"And this is art."

Then I shuffle the two behind my back.

Now what is this?

this is soup and this is art!

I dread having to explain tartar sauce!

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