CYOA - The Ballad of Dick and DawnMature

Luna Theater project 2011-12 . *Participation Limited to Group Members Only!*

Lights up on two people, Dick and Dawn, sitting at a dinner table. On the table are 6 wine glasses and many bottles of wine. There is no food, just empty plates. Dick and Dawn, in their 30s, sit in silence for a while. Dick reaches to pour himself a glass of wine.

DAWN: I told you no.

They stare at each other for a long time. Finally, Dick removes his hand from the wine bottle. They sit in silence for a while. Dawn pours herself a glass of wine, lifts the full glass at Dick and takes a luxurious sip.

DAWN (CONT'D) Mmmmmmmmmmm.

DICK …

DAWN Good.

She takes another long sip of wine, staring Dick in the face until he has to turn away.

DAWN (CONT'D) Mmmmmmmmmm.

DICK …

DAWN Fuck, that's good.

They sit in silence for a while. She finishes off the rest of her glass of wine. All at once, she reaches for the bottle of wine, just as Dick begins to speak, just as the doorbell rings.

DICK Do-

The doorbell interrupts Dick's speech and Dawn's wine-reaching. They wait in silence, listening, her hand on the bottle.

DICK (CONT'D) Ar-

The doorbell rings.

DAWN They're early.

DICK …

DAWN Fuck!

DICK …

DAWN I told them not to be early.

She pours another glass of wine and chugs it, the doorbell rings again.

DAWN (CONT'D) We haven't- (Doorbell.) Fuck! (Doorbell.)  Two things-- quickly.

DICK Ok.

DAWN Do not mention anything. ANYTHING at all about babies.

DICK …

DAWN Or your fucking time zones.

DICK O-

DAWN And!

The doorbell rings.

DAWN (CONT'D) If you try anything. ANYTHING with my sister.

Silence fraught with danger.

DICK I unde-

DAWN I will fucking kill you.

DICK …

Doorbell. They both rise in silence. She crosses to open one of the four doors available to them.

DICK (CONT'D) Dawn?

DAWN Yes?

Doorbell.

DICK I just want to apologize.

DAWN …

DICK In advance.

AUDIENCE CHOICE 1: Which door (#1-4_) should they open?

Dick opens whichever is chosen.

The End

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