Come with Me: A Collection of Short Plays - Part 4

ST.ART has compiled its first experimental dramatic writing collection to bring you Come with Me. Five playwrights from St Andrews, Stirling, and DePaul University (Chicago, USA) have collaborated to write a short series of one-page plays. The only rule was that every play had to begin with the line “Come with me.” The result is a wide range of creative interpretations, tones, and situations. This is the fourth play of the cycle.

 Man Ray, picture sourced from https://goo.gl/ArW1qy

Man Ray, picture sourced from https://goo.gl/ArW1qy

 

PLAY 4

By Elsa Klein

Nurse stands centre stage holding a clipboard. Scribbles something down and then walks briskly off stage. 

NURSE: Come with me now, please, Marisa. The doctor will see you now.

Nurse leads Marisa on stage. Another nurse pushes on a hospital bed and gestures for her to sit. Both nurses exit.

Marisa looks directly at the person in the audience sitting front row centre.

MARISA:  Hello, sir/madam.

Marisa slowly looks around the whole room/entire audience. Begins to look slightly more worried.

MARISA: I’m sorry…I just…I didn’t realise there would be so many of you. I only have a cough…

Waits for the audience to respond.

MARISA: Is this some kind of experiment?

Anyone?

The end of the play will depend on whether the doctor speaks.

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