Directed by Sarah David
Featuring Anne Kobori, James Nelson, Nima Sloan & Carina Lastimosa Salazar
A living room with a couch. Sandra is straightening up. From off stage we here Junie.
I could use a hand here.
Sandra runs off. She enters a second later holding
Junie up. It’s clear that Junie is ill.
Ah, the wellspring of offerings to the porcelain god
are running fast and furious.
Sandra helps Junie onto the couch.
Must be a real treat with this heat.
Don’t you know it.
Actually, I’m freezing. Can you get me the blanket?
Sandra does and covers her up.
You need anything else?
No, I’m good… on second thought; another body?
Preferably without cancer… sorry. Just feeling sorry
Sweety, you have every right.
No. You’ve had to deal with a lot too.
I Love you… sickness… health?
Way more sickness than health.
Once this is all over, we’ll be stronger for it.
But what if it’s really over? What will you do without my roguish charm and biting wit?
Don’t be a little bitch. You know that I’m the one with
the Roguish charm.
There is a moment between them. Throughout
Sandra’s next dialogue, Junie begins to doze off.
Hey, remember the day we met. That Indian Summer? You
were in that ugly halter top and I was a fucking mess.
I’d been crying and you came up to me and said “What’s
the matter; dick took your cheese?” You made me laugh.
Because that dick Mark did take my cheese. And you knew
it. You took care of me then and now it’s my turn.
Junie is asleep.
I swear to you. we are going to have so many
adventures. I promise. It’s not the end, it’s only the
The lights change. Junie disappears and Sandra
walks to another part of the stage where Mark is
working at his desk.
Can you give me a hand here?
Sandra begins clapping.
Very funny. Seriously, I can’t get this problem. You’re
the genius math nerd.
Mark! How dare you! I am not a genius! (she goes over to him) C’mon, you know this. This is a really simple equation.
He grabs her and pulls her onto his lap.
I know! It was my evil plan to trap you! Boy, you are really not a genius.
Stop it! (they have a moment) Hey, why don’t we go away
this weekend? We could go up North and stay in one of
those Air B&B’s take romantic walks on the beach…
Come on, San. We talked about this. Finals are in two
weeks. I’ve got this paper due and they called me into
work on top of it.
After this month, I’m free. We can do whatever you
Yes, I promise.
Alright. get me a beer and I’ll let you off the
Mark gets up and goes to the kitchen. As he walks
out a folded piece of paper falls out of his
pocket. Sandra can’t help it and picks it up and
reads. Mark comes back in.
What the hell is this, Mark?
Where did you… why are you reading my stuff?
“See you on Saturday?… can’t wait to get you all to
I can explain…
No need. You fucker!
She storms off. The lights change. Molly comes on
carrying a slew of books.
I left those bills on the table; they need to be paid before the first. There’s plenty of food in the fridge that needs to get eaten and when that’s gone, you can eat those enchilada things in the freezer. (she heads for the door) Oh and don’t forget to feed Chauncy.
You can’t feed the cat?
I can’t do this anymore.
You’re fucking kidding me. You’re going to do this now?
What do you expect? I see you for maybe two hours at a
time at most. When I do you’re “too tired”… “too
stressed”… too much to do.
I’m in Med School Mark. You knew that when you met me!
Sure. but once you graduate, you’re going to be working
as an intern for, how long? Then residency and then,
knowing you, you’re never going to stop. I love you but
I can’t be sitting at home waiting for you. Weren’t we
going to try to have kids? Wasn’t that the plan?
And we will. just not right now.
Not ever, Mol. You work day and night and it’s never
going to stop
Wait a minute, isn’t this the reason your last
girlfriend left you?
(shouting) No, Sandra left me because I cheated on her with you!
Mark is stunned. he starts to walk off, then
You know how I felt about that. I did it because I
wanted to be with yo
he walks off. Molly throws one of her books at
him. the lights change. she puts on a white lab
coat, goes to the desk and talks into the
Shelly, can you send the Segals?
She pulls up two chairs to the desk. Sandra and Junie enters
Have a seat.
Sandra starts to sit.
I guess I’ll stand too.
Before you give us the news, I want you to know that I
know what you’re going to say. You and your sad face
and boo hoo eyes. I know it’s bad. I can tell. I have
eyes too. I’m psychic. I have psychic eyes and I can
see right through you Doctor Boo Hoo! It’s bad, right?
Just say it’s bad! It wouldn’t be good, right? Is it
Actually, I called you in here because I can’t give
sensitive information on the phone… the news
is…good. It’s good news.
They are overwhelmed.
You see? I told you! It’s the beginning!END