Write a play that is devoid of emotion.
After work on Friday I have a rehearsal to go to and no time to write a play, so this one was a cop out. I basically bashed out a boring 2 and a bit page dialouge. Still meets the criteria of the challenge though. There is no emotion, it conveys some form of drama, and features a kitchen sink (that’s what he meant by kitchen sink drama right?). Plus Sebastian said his “favourite” challenge is coming this weekend, which I am not looking forward to doing again….
Lights up – A kitchen. Jason is sat at the table in slippers and a dressing gown eating a bowl of cereal and drinking a cup of tea. His laptop is open in front of him, and he aimlessly scrolls through it.
Enter Andrew wearing a black suit, whilst tying his tie. Without looking up from his screen, Jason slides another cup of tea across the table. Andrew sits down and takes his drink.
Jason: You alright?
He gets out his phone and starts scrolling through it.
Jason: What time you going?
Andrew: Half Nine.
A long pause
Andrew: Thanks for the tea.
Andrew: How’s my tie?
Pause – Jason looks up.
He gets up and puts his cup in the sink.
Jason: You want some toast?
Andrew: I’m not hungry…
Jason: You should eat.
Andrew: I know.
Jason: Is there gonna be food at this thing?
Andrew: At the wake.
A long pause – Jason gets up and puts two pieces of toast in the toaster.
Andrew: You got work today?
Jason: No not today.
Andrew: You gonna be in later?
Jason: Yeah. How you getting there?
Jason: You want a lift?
The toast pops up.
Andrew: I’ll get the bus there.
A long pause – Jason gets up and butters the two slices of toast. He puts them each on separate plates and slides one across to Andrew, as he sits down.
Jason: Do you need picking up?
Jason: Did you want food after?
Andrew: I dunno. There is a buffet… and a bar.
Jason: I’ll come pick you up.
Andrew stands up and takes his piece of toast.
Andrew: See you later.
Jason: See you later.
Andrew exits. Jason stares at his laptop and eats his toast.