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