LAMB

Written by Jafei Pollitt

TONY - A skittish young man. Loves a good tie.

TIM - A man with a dream. With no boundaries.

Lights up on a warm, but run-down apartment. The kitchen table, SL, is scattered with empty La Croix cans. TIM slouches DSC on a green, plaid couch watching the T.V. while it glows on his face like a sickly sun. He holds a La Croix in his hand.


TIM lets out a loud, obnoxious burp and settles back into the couch. TONY emerges from the hallway SR.


Beat. We hear the murmur of a BLACK MIRROR episode playing.


TONY

Hey Tim?


TIM

What.


TONY

Stop the burping


TIM

Why?


TONY

Because I asked nicely.


TIM

You could barely hear it.


Beat. TONY walks over to the T.V. and shuts it off. He turns on the lights.


TIM

Oh, Jesus.


TONY

Don’t Jesus me. Why the hell can’t you respect me?


TIM

I DO RESPECT YOU.


TONY

No, if you respected me, you would stop burping.


TIM

There is no correlation between the two.


TONY

Look me in the eye.


TIM refuses to look TONY in the eye.


TONY

LOOK ME IN THE -


TIM

ALRIGHT! I AM!


TONY

You cannot respect me until you respect yourself.


TIM

I’m not your patient


TONY

And you cannot respect yourself until you stop with the La Croix.


TIM

Really?


TONY

Tim, look at you. Why? Why are you doing this to yourself?


TIM

Because they taste good.


TONY

Don’t bullshit me. They taste like sewage. What’s going on?


TIM

I like the taste.


Beat.


TIM (CONT'D)

You’re going to think I’m insane.


TONY

No, I won’t.


Beat. TIM eyes TONY. Tim sits up.


TIM

Alright... I -

TONY

Tell me.


TIM

It’s the only way I can cope with the loss of -


TONY

Of Diana.


TIM

Yeah. I don’t know. I just - I just I knew she loved them and I want to feel close to her again.


TONY

I'm sorry.


TIM

It's not your fault.


TONY

I didn't know you were going to bond with her before we ate her.


TIM

I know. It's okay -


Beat


TONY

Hey.


TIM

Hm.


TONY

What's say we go snag another one?


TIM

I don't know. I don't know if I'm ready.


TONY

Okay, okay, but what if we don't eat them?


TIM

Yeah?


TONY

Yeah, sure, why not. We'll keep them as a little pet or something.


TIM (smiling)

Okay. That sounds nice.


Lights go down on TIM and TONY on the couch.


END OF PLAY




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