Saturday, January 17, 2009

Star Stricken


This two-minute play of mine is being produced by the New Play Project, with Danica Anderson directing, and Dane Allred and Amber Hurley starring. It will run from February 19-23 at the Provo Theatre Company (105 E 100 N) as a part of the short play set, "Do You Love Me?" (I'll also be assistant directing Eric Samuelsen's terrific script, "The Exact Total Opposite" in the same set.) Buy tickets here!


JERRY
Aren’t you…?

PATRICIA
No.

JERRY
You are.

PATRICIA
I’m not. I’m not. I’m really, really not.

JERRY
You really, really are! I can’t believe it. I love your work.

PATRICIA
Leave me alone.

JERRY
You’re… you’re on that one show, the one with all the doctors. What is it called? Man, I can’t believe I’m forgetting the name. I watch it every night, I swear.

PATRICIA
OK.

JERRY
I swear.

PATRICIA
It’s OK, I believe you.

JERRY
No, really, what you do means so much to me. I just want you to know that.

PATRICIA
Thanks.

JERRY
I mean, I really want to act myself someday.

PATRICIA
Good luck.

JERRY
What you do just thrills me. I mean, it really connects with me, you know? I feel like we have so much in common. I grew up in Iowa, you grew up in Iowa. I want to act, you act. You just give me inspiration.

PATRICIA
Glad.

JERRY
Man, if I just had a piece of paper or something—can you sign my shirt?

PATRICIA
That’s OK.

JERRY
Please? I mean, I’m sure you get this all the time, I hope I’m not just another annoying fan, I just… man, I can’t believe I ran into you like this!

PATRICIA
Small world. Well, this is where I get off.

JERRY
Oh come on. Can’t I please have something to remember you by? I mean, it’ll really help me when I’m getting discouraged and all—you get so much rejection in this business, you know?

PATRICIA
Some do, some don’t.

JERRY
Something? Please. A lock of your hair?

PATRICIA
What?

JERRY
Ha, it was a joke. A joke. Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha.

PATRICIA
OK, I’m leaving. Good luck with everything.

JERRY
This is my stop too.

PATRICIA
No it’s not.

JERRY
Something. Anything. Please.

PATRICIA
Here’s my subway map.

(She exits. Silence.)

JERRY
She loves me.

1 comment:

Andy M said...

Davey, this is funny, and I think it's pretty accurate too. My wife and I got run off the sidewalk today by a star-struck entourage surrounding Pierce Brosnan—neither of us actually saw him, and it doesn't really make a difference, but it's amazing how obsessive people can be, to the point of eschewing common courtesy.

-Andy