An Increasingly Common Conversation: A Short, Short Play

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CAST:
Francisco: A man married to a pregnant woman.
Julie: A pregnant woman.

SETTING:
One bedroom apartment in Long Island City, New York.

ACT ONE:
Francisco and Julie are getting ready to go out to a literary reading. They will be taking the subway; the commute will be 30 minutes.

JULIE: Can you believe I’ve peed three times in the past hour?

FRANCISCO [putting on his coat]: Go to the bathroom.

JULIE: But I don’t need to go right now.

FRANCISCO: Go to the bathroom.

JULIE: I just said I don’t need to go right now.

FRANCISCO: Go. To. The. Bathroom.

Five minutes later. Francisco and Julie are walking to the subway station.

JULIE: I know you’re not going to believe this, but…

FRANCISCO, interrupting: You need to go to the bathroom.

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