The next morning, the day of the party, we see Jay wake up...on the set. You see, his own bed is being used as part of the set, so he slept in it. How authentic! How post-modern! Kat models a dress for Jacinda that she plans to wear to the party. The dress -- which looks like someone popped a dozen or so of those mylar balloons they give out on Secretary's Day and used them to construct an evening gown -- wouldn't look so bad if Kat weren't wearing a t-shirt under it. Even Mike checks it out and agrees with me. Jay also tells her to lose the t-shirt. Do Mike and Jay just want a closer look at Kat's chest, or is this yet another gay male theater thing? Last-minute preparations are made, and the party starts. Some guests appear; none of them looks all that intimately friendly with the London cast. In fact, they look like they're at an MTV version of that Bar-Mitzvah you have to go to because it's for your boss's son. Kat, who decided to wear the t-shirt and and a scarf under the mylar dress, explains to the party guests that Jay is upstairs in the bathtub because he needs some time alone. Everyone nods solemnly as if they know Jay and care. Jay is shown psyching himself up for his moment; in a voice-over, he recites some trite thoughts about artistic achievement and intuition. Finally, he comes downstairs, and the show begins.
What can I say about Jay's play? Okay, you know how there's always one kid in your high school that some teacher dubbed a creative genius and at some point, he probably was? But then, unfortunately, said kid gets caught up in his rep and starts thinking that because he can put two words together, his life is so fascinating that he can mine it endlessly for material for these autobiographical one-man plays that he performs at every opportunity and always seem to be about a teenaged boy from a dysfunctional family who uses his ability to express himself artistically to survive his rocky adolescence? And year after year, no one seems to realize that all of his "observations" are always lifted word for word from old Eric Bogosian or Spalding Gray routines? Well that's Jay's play...except instead of Eric Bogosian, Jay has ripped off Forrest Gump. Jay's play is about the story of a kid who can't get to sleep, so he starts to perform monologues in the middle of the night in his bedroom. You see, I know this because Jay said so in a confessional. Then when we see his play, he stands up in front of the audience and tells them that his play is story of a kid who can't get to sleep, so he starts to perform monologues in the middle of the night in his bedroom. So you see, the play is the story of a kid who can't get to sleep, so he starts to perform monologues in the middle of the night in his bedroom.