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Christmas Decor: A Play

 

The Characters:

MOM:
A whirling Tesla coil of Yuletide ornamentation, all Santa Claus and teeth.

DAD:
Not so much

The Scene:

A living room in Florida, twinkling aggressively.

 

ACT ONE

SCENE ONE

DAD sits at a table, sorting pills. 

Enter MOM, carrying a tea light.

 

MOM: Did someone try to light this?

DAD: Yes, I did.

MOM: It’s electrical. It’s got a battery.

DAD: It burns really nicely.

 

 

Fin.

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Friday Evening: A Play

The Characters:

MOM:
A Midwestern savant

HANNAH:
A Floridian idiot

The Scene:

A TV room in Florida.

ACT ONE

SCENE ONE

MOM and HANNAH watch television. The music indicates an interlude in the television program The Great British Bake Off, during which scenes of pastoral landscape are tradition. In this case, the characters perceive an animal of presumably British origin. 

HANNAH: WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT?

MOM: [Incredulous, celebratory.] It was a chicken! [Beat.] There are all kinds of chickens.

Long pause.

MOM: You should look up chickens.

Fin.

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Saturday Afternoon: A Play

The Characters:

DAD, MOM
Cheerful Baby Boomers

HANNAH
Confused peasant

The Scene:

A dining room in Florida. Outside, rain.

 

ACT ONE

SCENE ONE

The table contains a newspaper, a pile of reading glasses, a pile of watches with broken wristbands, a pile of coins. DAD, in a skullcap, sits at the table in his wheelchair, sorting.

 

Enter HANNAH

 

HANNAH: You’re wearing a yarmulke?

DAD: Yes. I was in the mood.

 

Enter MOM, on a knee scooter

 

MOM: Have you ever opened this garbage can and found a live opossum in it?

 

Fin

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