Performance and Theatre

HOW TO PLAY SHEBAI SHEBAH

WE LANDED. WE SET OUT ON FOOT.

WE WERE A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS AND SCIENTISTS.

WE CAME ACROSS A SETTLEMENT.

THEY TAUGHT US SOME OF THEIR NATIVE CUSTOMS.

INCUDING THIS GAME FOR CHILDREN.

IT’S CALLED ‘SHEBAI SHEBAH’.

HOW TO PLAY SHEBAI SHEBAH

POSITION YOURSELF VERY NEAR THE CHILD.

SAY – SHEBAI SHEBAH LOVE TO JUMP ON THINGS

PLACE TWO FINGERS ON YOUR OWN KNEE.

SAY – THEY LOVE TO JUMP ON KNEES

RAISE AND LOWER YOUR FINGERS RAPIDLY ON YOUR OWN KNEES WHILST MAKING THE SOUNDS OF SHEBAI SHEBAH WITH YOUR MOUTH.

USING YOUR OTHER HAND PLACE AN ADDITIONAL TWO FINGERS ON YOUR KNEES.

ALTERNATE BETWEEN TOUCHING YOUR KNEES WITH YOUR FINGERS AND TOUCHING THE CHILD’S KNEES WITH YOUR FINGERS.

SAY – THEY LOVE TO JUMP ON SHOULDERS

SWIFTLY MOVE TWO SETS OF FINGERS TO YOUR SHOULDERS RAISE AND LOWER THEM RAPIDLY WHILST MAKING THE SOUNDS OF THE SHEBAI SHEBAH WITH YOUR MOUTH.

ALTERNATE BETWEEN TOUCHING YOUR SHOULDERS AND TOUCHING THE CHILD’S SHOULDERS.

SAY – AND…

SAY – THEY LOVE TO…

SAY – JUMP ON HEADS!!!

RAISE AND LOWER BOTH SETS OF FINGERS ON THE CHILD’S HEAD WHILST MAKING THE SOUNDS OF THE SHEBAI SHEBAH WITH YOUR MOUTH UNTIL THE CHILD PROTESTS.

SWIFTLY MOVE BOTH SETS OF FINGERS TO YOUR OWN HEAD AND RAISE AND LOWER YOUR FINGERS UPON YOUR OWN HEAD VERY RAPIDLY.

SAY – SHEBAI SHEBAH!

SAY – GET OFF MY HEAD!

ROLL YOUR EYES UPTOWARDS IN A FEIGNED ATTEMPT TO SEE THE ATTACK UPON YOUR HEAD.

SAY – GET OFF RIGHT NOW SHEBAI SHEBAH!

MOVING BOTH SETS OF FINGERS IN UNISON MOVE YOUR THEM FROM YOUR HEAD TO YOUR SHOLDERS THEN FROM YOUR SHOULDERS TO YOUR KNEES WHILST MAKING THE SOUND OF THE SHEBAI SHEBAH WITH YOUR MOUTH.

SAY – HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET RID OF THESE SHEBAI SHEBAH?

USUALLY THE CHILD WILL SAY – WE BLOW THEM UP WITH OUR FUZAL! OR IF THEY HAVE NOT PLAYED SHEBAI SHEBAH BEFORE THEY MAY SIMPLY STRIKE YOU WITH A NEARBY IMPLEMENT. HOWEVER YOU CAN PROMT THE CHILD LIKE THIS:

SAY – HOW DO WE KILL THE SHEBAI SHEBAH?…WE BLOW THEM UP WITH OUR FUZAL!

THE CHILD CREATES A TUNNEL SIMILAR TO HOLDING A DIGERIDOO.

THE CHILD TAKES AIM AT YOUR FINGERS.

THE CHILD QUICKLY AND FORCEFULLY EXHALES THROUGH THE TUNNEL.

THEY MAKE AN EXPLOSIVE TYPE SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF ANCIENT EARTH TRIBES BLOWING A POISON DART THROUGH A HOLLOW PIECE OF BAMBOO.

RESPONSIVELY MOVE THE SET OF FINGERS AWAY FROM THE FUZAL WHILST MAKING THE SOUNDS OF A DYING SHEBAI SHEBAH WITH YOUR MOUTH.

CONTINUE TO MOVE THE INJURED SHEBAI SHEBAH EVEN FURTHER AWAY WHILST SLOWLY WIGGLING ALL OF YOUR FINGERS AS THE SHEBAI SHEBAH ‘DIES’

RAPIDLY RAISE AND LOWER THE REMAINING SET OF FINGERS ON YOUR OWN KNEE.

RAISE AND LOWER THIS REMAINING SET OF FINGERS FRANTICALLY ON ANY POSSIBLE SURFACE IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE THE FUZALS NEXT ATTACK.

THE CHILD REPEATS THE ATTACK TO KILL THE REMAINING SHEBAI SHEBAH.

THE SHEBAI SHEBAH MAY RETURN TO BE KILLED MANY TIMES. STOP ONLY WHEN THE CHILD BEGINS TO TIRES OR BECOMES OVERLY ZEALOUS

SAY – GOOD WORK! YOU KILLED ALL THE SHEBAI SHEBAH!

SAY – OH NO

SAY – I THINK I HEAR SOMETHING COMING…

ALIGN THE FINGERS OF YOUR LEFT HAND SO THAT THERE IS VERY LITTLE SPACE BETWEEN EACH FINGER. SIMILAR TO THE SHAPE OF A MITTEN GLOVE. PLACE THE TIP OF YOUR LEFT THUMB ONTO THE TIP OF YOUR LEFT MIDDLE FINGER. WITH YOUR HAND IN THIS POSITION RAISE THE HAND TOWARDS THE CHILD.

LEAD WITH YOUR FINGERTIPS.

HINGE APART YOUR THUMB AND FINGERS TO SUGGEST THAT THE VOICE EMINATES FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE PALM.

SAY – I AM SHEBAI SHEBAHS MOTHER. DID YOU KILL MY BABIES?


BEFORE THE CHILD HAS TIME TO ANSWER REPEAT THIS ACTION WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND

SAY – I AM ALSO SHEBAI SHEBAHS MOTHER

HINGING APART BOTH HANDS AT ONCE USE A LOW AND RESONANT VOICE

SAY – DID YOU KILL MY BABIES? HMMM? DID YOU?


THE CHILD USES THE FUZAL TO ALSO KILL BOTH MOTHERS IN THE SAME FASHION AS BEFORE

SHEBAI SHEBAHS MOTHERS ARE HARDER TO KILL AND RETURN MORE TIMES. AFTER THE CHILD HAS MADE MANY ATTEMPTS TO KILL SHEBAI SHEBAHS MOTHER USE A LOW AND RESONANT VOICE

SAY – DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE DO TO CREATURES LIKE YOU?

SAY – WE EAT YOUR TUMMY!

USING BOTH HANDS MAKE A SQUEEZING AND PECKING MOTION TOWARDS THE CHILDS TUMMY.

IF THE CHILD RESPONDS WELL ATTEMPT TO TOUCH THEM ON THE TUMMY TO GIVE THEM AN UNUSUAL AND UNPREDICTABLE SENSATION WHICH SHOULD PROMOTE LAUGHTER.

IF UNSUCCESSFUL DO NOT REPEAT OR PROGRESS. TERMINATE GAME.

IF SUCCESSFUL

SAY – WE ALSO EAT FACES!

USING ONE HAND SWIFTLY COVER YOUR OWN FACE AND MAKE MUFFLED SOUNDS WITH YOUR VOICE.

THEN ALTERNATE BETWEEN YOUR FACE THE CHILDS FACE AND THE CHILDS TUMMY UNTIL THE CHILD TIRES OR BECOMES COMBATIVE.

(THIS GAME WAS ACTUALLY MADE UP BY EARTH CHILDREN BUT COULD HAVE BEEN MADE UP BY CHILDREN ANYWHERE ACROSS THE GALAXY)