Friday, September 19, 2008

Two-Minute Play

This was an assignment in my playwriting class. But I'm thinking it would be fun/cool to write a ton of little mini-scenes like this and have an evening of two-minute plays.



PHYLLIS
I can’t believe you said that.

GARY
Yeah, me neither.

(Beat.)

GARY
Well, I’d better get to Albertson’s before they close.

PHYLLIS
When do they close?

GARY
I don’t know.

PHYLLIS
I think you’re OK. It’s, what, nine o’ clock? I think you’ll be OK.

GARY
Yeah, probably. I just want to make sure I’ve got milk for my cereal in the morning.

PHYLLIS
Right, well, I’m pretty sure you can go later. Grocery stores stay open pretty late.

GARY
OK…

PHYLLIS
Look, if they’re already closed let me know, I’ve got an unopened gallon of milk, you can have it.

GARY
What kind is it?

PHYLLIS
Two percent.

GARY
All right…

(Beat.)

GARY
You hot? I’m hot. It’s hot in here.

PHYLLIS
No.

GARY
Oh.

(Beat.)

PHYLLIS
So. Do you want to talk about that?

GARY
What?

PHYLLIS
How you just told me you loved me.

GARY
Oh. That. No.

PHYLLIS
Fair enough.

GARY
Sorry.

PHYLLIS
No. It’s fine.

GARY
OK.

PHYLLIS
OK.

(Beat.)

GARY
Well, I better get that milk.

PHYLLIS
Yeah. OK.

GARY
See ya.

PHYLLIS
See ya.