Sequencing

By PeteForester85

Sequencing

Dramatis Personae:

SOME GUY (Holds a red balloon)
JOE
GIRL
(SOME GUY could be JOE, but preferably someone else. He shouts his lines at the top of his voice to the audience.)



SOME GUY One!

[Silence. They stare at each other. Silence.]

GIRL I’m bored to tears and you haven’t even opened your mouth yet.

SOME GUY One!

[Silence. They stare at each other. Silence.]

JOE I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.

SOME GUY Two!

JOE I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.
GIRL I’m bored to tears and you’ve barely opened your mouth yet.

SOME GUY Three!

GIRL I’m / bored to -
JOE I don’t even -
Oh. Sorry.
GIRL No it’s fine.
JOE What? What were you going to say?
GIRL Nothing. You go.
JOE I mean. It’s not really – I was just… I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.
GIRL Oh?

SOME GUY Five!

GIRL I wish you wouldn’t look at me like that.
JOE Like what?
GIRL Like that. I feel like you’re going to eat me.
JOE Sorry. I’m hungry.
GIRL Excuse me?
JOE I mean.
GIRL What is that some sort of creeptown pick up line?
JOE It wasn’t even a joke, I’m just, I’m just hungry.
GIRL Ok. This is, this is something strange and cruel and what’s happening? What’s going on? What is this?
JOE That’s really meta.
GIRL It’s not meta, who are you and why are you staring at me like that?

SOME GUY Eight!

JOE I don’t even know who you are and I can’t / get enough
GIRL Can’t quite place it? I know! You remind me of someone, we haven’t met?
JOE I, um, I don’t think so but I was going to say that –
GIRL Oh! You know who you remind me of? That kid from 30 Rock!
JOE Oh no. 30 Rock?
GIRL Yeah the one with the funny old guy –
JOE Um… Alec Baldwin?
GIRL No, and the tall girl and the guy with the girl’s name?
JOE Tracy Morgan? Please?
GIRL No, it was like Spain something.
JOE I think you’re thinking Tracy Morgan.
GIRL Are you sure?
JOE Pretty sure.
GIRL Are you saying you’re Tracy Morgan?

SOME GUY Thirteen!

GIRL It’s not meta, why are you staring at me like that?
JOE I didn’t mean to stare.
GIRL I don’t care what you meant, I’m bored to tears and you’ve barely opened your mouth yet.
JOE I’d like to open my mouth and say something but…
GIRL But…?
JOE But… I didn’t plan what I was going to say after that because I thought you were…
GIRL I was…?
JOE See… It happened again. I thought you were going to interrupt me.
GIRL Why?
JOE Because you’ve been so. Chatty.
GIRL Chatty? Is this some sort of intervention?
JOE I didn’t mean to upset you.
GIRL I’m not upset.
JOE Oh?
GIRL Yeah. I’m not upset. If you want to be an asshole that’s your prerogative.
JOE What’s happening here?
GIRL And I’m the one being meta?
JOE I just mean, what are we doing?
GIRL This is what we do.
JOE It’s a farce.
GIRL So?
JOE Why be a farce? Why don’t we just say what we want?
GIRL What do you want to say?
JOE I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.
GIRL That’s really sweet.
JOE I don’t mean it to be sweet.
GIRL What do you mean it to be?

SOME GUY Twenty One!

JOE I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.
GIRL That’s really sweet.
JOE I don’t mean it to be sweet.
GIRL What do you mean it to be?
JOE I mean it to shut you up.
GIRL What?
JOE What do you want with all this? All this need. It’s enough. It’s too much.
GIRL Can I just –
JOE No, please, you can’t. I’ve had enough of that.
GIRL I thought you were into this.
JOE I am. I’m so into this. I am so into this. I can’t tell you how into this I am.
GIRL I’m not convinced.
JOE You don’t need to be convinced.
GIRL Yes. Yes I do need to be convinced. If you want me to go along with this I need to be convinced.
JOE What if I don’t want you to come?
GIRL You do want me to come.
JOE Maybe we should take a break.
GIRL Maybe you should take a break.

SOME GUY Thirty Four!

[JOE is off to the side. He’s watching, but doesn’t engage. GIRL in direct address.]

GIRL We never really broke up, you see, because we were never really dating. At least that’s what I said. He never told me more than once that he liked me. I couldn’t even make him cum. That’s not a relationship. It was something strange and cruel. For him. It basically teetered out. We slowly faded away, I think I stopped returning his texts.

I miss time. I miss the way it slows down. I miss how it can turn into forever and end just as quickly. I miss sentimentality that doesn’t make you sick. The kind that’s bottomless that you never fully realize in terms of expression. You can never really tell another person those things because it becomes impossible. There is an impossibility that comes with that full love, that full touch. When they’re asleep inhaling as they exhale so that even when you’re in different places, you share.

You wanna hear something? Speaking of a farce. I have this little window that looks out into a parking lot. Two more that look out behind the building. That’s my world. What kind of life is that? I’m hungry. I’m hungry for something more than that.

SOME GUY Fifty Five!

GIRL I’m hungry.
JOE Is that some sort of pick up line? Do I know you?
GIRL Please?
JOE Please?
GIRL Please know me. I don’t even know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.

SOME GUY Eighty Nine!

JOE Can I show you something?
GIRL Do I know you?
JOE Maybe. Can I show you something?
GIRL What?
JOE Something new.
GIRL What do you mean?
JOE Something completely new, something that’s never been done before.
GIRL All of this has been done before. Everything we do, we’ve done before. What is it that they say, “All of this has happened before and all of this will happen again.” So say we all, right?
JOE Wow.
GIRL What?
JOE You’re a dork.
GIRL I’m not a dork.
JOE I like it. Can I show you?
GIRL Please, show me.

[JOE shows GIRL something new.]

GIRL That was… I don’t know what that was.
JOE New?
GIRL New. It was something else though.
JOE It was something else.
GIRL But I’ve always known that. I feel like it was mine, but now it’s ours. It was beautiful. I’m hungry. Can I have it back?
JOE No.
GIRL Why not?
JOE It’s not yours.
GIRL It’s not yours either.
JOE Right.
GIRL It’s neither of ours?
JOE It’s all of ours.
GIRL Again?
JOE Ask them.

SOME GUY One Hundred Forty Four!

GIRL We’re here again
JOE Yes. Yes we are.
GIRL Do you see how all of this gets in the way?
JOE It doesn’t get in the way. This is what it is.
GIRL It’s in the way. Why couldn’t we just get here to begin with?
JOE If we didn’t do all that, we couldn’t get here.
GIRL That’s not enough for me.
JOE What would be?
GIRL I…
JOE You know what else?
GIRL What?
JOE Now I know who you are. I know who you are and I can’t get enough of you.

[JOE walks over to SOME GUY and delivers his next line. If JOE is saying SOME GUY’s lines, he delivers his next line to the audience.]

JOE I like this one.

SOME GUY One!

[Silence. They stare at each other. Silence. JOE opens his mouth to say something, inhales:]

SOME GUY (Spoken:) Zero.



End of Play

Pete Forester
01/08/2010

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