July 6, 2006

A Play A Day #84

Where Is It?


Setting: Interior. Several boxes strewn about, lots of random things in them. Pela sits in a bean bag chair, reading, Frescia enters quickly, looking about madly.

Frescia: Ohhhh!! Where is it? Where is it? Where is it? (digging through everything)

Pela: (standing) Where's what, Frescia?

Frescia: Ohhh, that thing... it's about so big, it's usually right here, and now I can't find it!

Pela: (picking up something about as big as Frescia indicated) Like this?

F: Nonononono, No. That's not it, bigger than that.

P: (with something bigger in her hands) This?

F: Nonono, bigger than that!

P: (picking up something still bigger) How about this?

F: That's closer, but it's kind of pink and squiggly too.

P: (picking up a large pink coiled hose or something) How about this?

F: No, that's not it at all, it's got like eyes and hair and squirts blood sometimes...

P: (picks up a severed human head from a box) Oh, you must mean this!

F: (angrily, frustrated) No! That's definitely not it, Pela!

P: Sorry, just trying to help.

F: (has turned away, then realizing what it is) Pela! Oh yeah, Pela, it's you, there you are! I found you!

P: Me?

F: Yeah, c'mon! The boys are taking us to The Palace for ice cream!

(Pela gathers a few thing, Frescia encourages her to speed up, ad libs, they start to exit)

P: We should get rid of the severed head someday.

F: Yeahyeahyeah! C'mon, c'mon, I think I heard their car pull up!

(lights start fading)

P: Pink and squiggly?

(lights out)


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