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Jafei Pollitt
Aug 06, 2020
In Your Short Plays
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 soda’s dead uncle. 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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Jafei Pollitt
Aug 06, 2020
In Your Short Plays
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