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Aug 23, 2017

Jack and Jill Plays - Part 7 - Time


About Jack and Jill Plays:

I'm going to do something new.  Post a short play every day as long as I can.  This does not mean that I wrote this play today but I might have.  (My life is not always my own what with work and a 4 year old running around so maybe I wrote it today or maybe it was stockpiled in preparation for the days I can't get in writing.)  My goal is to do at least 100 of these or maybe more but probably 45 or 50 is the length of a full length play so even that would be good.  100 would be better.  300?  amazing.  500?  Does anyone want 500 of these plays?  Anyway, the goal is consecutive days.

The normal things about plays apply-- don't produce or reproduce this play without my permission.  I wrote it so I own it.  Etc.




Time
by Adam Szymkowicz

(JILL is gardening.  JACK is chopping wood.)

JILL
I might buy a new watch.

JACK
Yeah?

JILL
Yeah.

JACK
Do you wear a watch?

JILL
I would if I liked it.

JACK
Oh.  Maybe I'll buy a top hat.

JILL
No.

JACK
And a vest.

JILL
Do you wish we were nomads?

JACK
Like living in a van?

JILL
Or something.

JACK
Backpacking across Europe?

JILL
Maybe.

JACK
No.  I don't want to go anywhere or do anything.

JILL
You wish you had more lovers?

JACK
Nah.

JILL
But you are unhappy.

JACK
Well, yeah, I am deeply unhappy.  Aren't you?

JILL
Sometimes I am.

JACK
But that doesn't mean I want to change anything.

JILL
Yeah.

JACK
Even if I do get a hat.

JILL
You'll never wear it.

JACK
I know.

JILL
It's not who you are.

JACK
Well, you're not someone who wears a watch.

JILL
I know.  What time is it?

JACK
I don't know.

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