As you may know, I am playing the role of Kalil in the play Arabian Night (link here.)
Kalil's climax in the play (other than the sexual climaxes of being seduced by three different women who start howling like wolves during their orgasms) is when he gets stuck in an elevator while on his way to meet Fatima, his girlfriend. This is the point where everything turns upside down in his life.
This means that I am left with roughly 15 minutes on stage, stuck in an elevator. While I have worked on some pantomime, some humorous jumps and growls, expressions of anger and frustration and moments of despair, 15 minutes in a non-physical elevator on stage is an awful lot of time to fill (even if there are other things happening on stage during those 15 minutes.)
So the question is, and I encourage you to be creative and/or be realistic: what would you do if you were stuck in an elevator for 15 minutes? How would you react and how would you fill the time?
[Note: you have no cell-phone and/or pocket-game on you!]