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Mama – (Scene 1)

 MAMA

A Play In Progress

by

© Brett T. Botbyl

Lights up. Kitchen. Mother is sitting in her bathrobe at one end of the kitchen table. Before her is a frilly place mat, cup of coffee, can of gun oil and various cleaning implements. She carefully cleans a chrome, .38 caliber revolver. Billy enters in pajamas and large “monster feet” slippers. He turns his back on the audience as he loudly rummages through the cabinets and cupboards.

BILLY
I had the craziest dream last night.

MOTHER
Hmmmm?

BILLY
I was a hot dog in a roadside diner down off of the Garden State Parkway.

MOTHER
Oh?

BILLY
Yeah. And you were…hey, do we have any more of that Strawberry Toast Cereal?

MOTHER
Behind the sugar. Top shelf.

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Singularity – by Brett Botbyl

SCENE 1

FOUCETTE

(As lights come up from black) Mission log. Backward encryption grade Alpha six. Authorization AF2900 – G. Space Station Praemos. Alann Foucette – Command Marshal. Day 17 (beat) I, think.

I’m not sure how much longer I can hold on. I feel so sick. My crew? They’re all… The station is quiet. Too quiet. Too fucking…quiet.

(long pause)

I was trapped inside the Singularity Chamber when a catastrophic grid breach triggered a lock down. The shielding of the S3 cell is too dense for the radiation to penetrate. Great little safety feature.

(bitter chuckle)
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