A full-length play by Elizabeth Breed
Dr. James Spencer a gynecologist 35-45 MEllie Brookings his patient 25-35 FBraeden Stampler, R.N. a nurse 30-35 MSCENE ONE.
Dr. James Spencer’s doctor’s office. Wednesday.
patient’s bed is in the middle of the table. A desk and chair off to one side, and a
couch. There is a changing section towards the back of the room, a curtain, or apartition.ELLIE BROOKINGS is sitting on the table, a blanket over her legs, in a patients gown.She has a cell phone to her ear, she is speaking to her mother.ELLIE(on the phone)
Mom, you need to relax! I told you I’d make an appointment, and I made anappointment! No mom, I’m sitting in the doctor’s office right now.... Yes, I am... mom,my ass is hanging out, I’m already wearing the gown, you need to calm down please.Everything’s fine... No, Charlie doesn’t know about it.... No, I’ll tell him, he’s just beenreally busy with work and I didn’t want to... Yes, I understand that you think that’sirresponsible, but what would you like me to do about it? I’m at the doctor, Yes.
Fine... I love you, too. Gotta go. Bye.She hangs up the phone, and rummages around in her purse which is next to her onthe table. She pulls out a stick of gum, pops it in her mouth, and begins clicking it.She looks around the room, and sighs, bored. After a few moments, DR. JamesSPENCER enters.JAMES
Sorry to keep you waiting. Hello, I’m Dr. Spencer. And you’re...