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UNSCHEDULED LOVE - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: relationships, love
Style: dramody/conversation: a man talks
. with a friend about how he's not
. going to get his wife anything
. for Valentine's Day because he doesn’t
. want to be told to do something.
. He realizes this is not a wise stance.
Cast: SUSAN, BART, JAY
(SUSAN walks in from one direction, BART and JAY
from the other. BART remains very aloof.)
SUSAN Hi dear.
(SUSAN cocks her head, waiting for something.
BART stands there coolly. JAY shuffles
his feet awkwardly.)
SUSAN Ahhh, do you have any idea
. what day it is?
JAY (whispering to BART) Valentines.
BART (whispering back) I know that.
BART And nothing. I refuse to be told
. when to say something about my love.
(SUSAN stifles a cry and runs off. BART just shrugs.)
JAY Dude. Are you nuts?
BART (defensively) I should not allow
. someone else to schedule a time
. for me to tell someone I love them.
. It’s just a gimmick to make money anyway.
. Showing love should never be scheduled.
JAY So, if you have a baby,
. you’d have to feed the baby every day.
. And then, when Thanksgiving came along,
. or some other celebration
. where lots of eating is involved –
. would you make a point of starving the baby?
BART Huh? You’re crazy. What is with
. the crazy analogies? Look,
. I just refuse to play their game.
JAY At the expensive of Susan?
BART But she should refuse to play that game too.
JAY Your logic would only work if she agreed with you.
. You DO love her, don’t you?
JAY And aren’t we supposed to love at all times?
BART Y - yeeaah. And I basically tell her every day.
JAY So, just because some organized day recommends
. you do something special for those you love –
. you’re going to go out of your way to NOT
. do anything at all?
BART (thinking – suddenly)
. I messed up big-time, didn’t I?
JAY Ah, I’d say so.
BART Aw man. I’m in trouble. Big-time trouble.
JAY Especially if you don’t go after her right now.
BART Shouldn’t I first think of something –
JAY Dude, if there’s anything I know about women,
. the longer you wait on this,
. the more hurt she’s going to feel.
(BART runs out in the direction that Susan left.
JAY shakes his head and exits in the other direction.)