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by Joseph Frost
a play written for The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project
Draft August 26, 2012
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Where you been? I just got back. Were you held up?
COMET HARDY COMET
HARDY My back left tire is losing air. tomorrow. ESPN is on. COMET
I’ll have to fill it up
HARDY I have to work in the morning. Braves won. COMET
HARDY If I don’t get to bed on time, I’ll wake up late. COMET Rookie started. Can’t remember his name. He got rocked in the third, and they pulled him out. Turned it around. HARDY I’m going to brush my teeth. Hardy exits. Comet goes to the side of the sofa and picks up a baseball bat. Takes a couple of practice swings. Comet picks up a coffee mug, tosses it in the air, then shatters it with the bat. Hardy comes back in with a toothbrush in his mouth. Double up the middle. That wasn’t my mug. It wasn’t mine. COMET HARDY COMET
2. HARDY I was on a date with Jeena. COMET The Braves are going to take the NL East if this keeps up. HARDY But the Reds will take the wild card. Over the Giants. Obviously. Jeena says hi. COMET HARDY (beat) Comet grabs another coffee mug. COMET Now, the AL... that’s a different story. Put down the mug. HARDY
COMET The Tigers have lost 4 straight. HARDY Leaves the window open for the Red Sox. COMET They’re in different divisions. The Wild Card. Oh. HARDY COMET Comet puts down the mug. Give me the bat. HARDY
COMET It’s my turn at the plate. Can’t take the bat out of my hands in the late innings. A little relief. Pinch hitter. HARDY COMET
3. HARDY COMET
Exactly. I see.
HARDY Have to work in the morning. COMET Then you better get your beauty sleep. HARDY You’ll leave the coffee mugs alone? If they leave me alone. COMET
HARDY I’ll have the bat, please. A moment. Comet holds out the bat toward Hardy. Here. Set it down, please. Take it. Set it down. I won’t... Just set it down. COMET HARDY COMET HARDY COMET HARDY Comet throws it on the sofa. Hardy picks it up. Jeena... she’s ok? She is. COMET HARDY
HARDY You gonna get some rest? Probably not. COMET SportsCenter. HARDY COMET
You just finished it. It’s on again.
HARDY But you already know the scores. I may have missed some. Don’t stay up too late. I won’t. COMET Don’t want to miss any. HARDY COMET Hardy grabs the bat and exits. Comet sits in the chair. A moment. Lights down.