#16: Hold for…

[JOHN stands outside at the doors of a theatre. GEORGE enters with a grump. He realizes he is not alone.]

– Hello
– Hi
– What’s going on?
– Don’t know
– Do you want a sweet?
– What you got?
– Licorice
– Ok
– Do you like licorice?
– No
– Why you having it then?
– Hungry. Can I have some of your coke?
– Alright
– What?
– Do you like coke?
– Yeah
– Oh
– But also I’m thirsty

– Did you like the show?
– No, not really. I don’t think I understand what’s going on
– Do you want a cigarette?
– I brought some carrots
– Are you a reindeer?
– What?
– Nothing. Old family joke.

– What you doing for Christmas?
– I was thinking about turkey
– We usually have duck
– Right
– It’s different, but you know it really works –
– I will have a cigarette
– Oh good
– And the lighter?
– We’ll have to make a fire
– Oh right
– In the snow?
– Do you think it will be a problem?
– We’ll have to have a go
– It’ll melt the snow
– It’ll ruin the ground
– Right
– Should we do it?
– Probably not.

– Can I have another sip of your coke?
– I better not
– Bad teeth
– Right

– Oh
– What’s that?
– The applause.
– What?
– End of the first act
– Oh seriously, there’s still more to go?
– Yeah
– I hate the theatre
– Well, it’s ok. Sometimes.

ENDS

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