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The Idiot (I know)

January 24, 2012
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The Idiot (I know)

by Holly Derr

Scene One

Girl  A: I’m an idiot.

Girl B: You’re not an idiot.

Girl A: I’m an idiot.

Girl B: You’re not an idiot.

Girl A: I’m an idiot.

Girl B: You’re not an idiot.

(Pause.)

Girl A: I’m an idiot.

Scene Two

Girl A: You’re an idiot.

Boy: I’m not an idiot.

Girl A: You’re an idiot.

Boy: I’m not an idiot.

Girl A: You’re an idiot.

Boy: I’m not an idiot.

(Pause.)

Girl A: You’re an idiot.

Scene Three

Girl A: I’m not an idiot.

Boss Woman : You’re not an idiot.

Girl A: I’m not an idiot.

Boss Woman: You’re not an idiot.

Girl A: I’m really not an idiot.

(Pause.)

Boss Woman: I know you’re not an idiot.

Scene Four

Girl A: I know I’m not an idiot.

Therapist: You’re not an idiot.

Girl A: But I feel like an idiot.

Therapist: You’re really not an idiot.

Girl A:  But I feel like an idiot.

Therapist: Well you’re not an idiot.

(Pause.)

Girl  A: But I feel like an idiot.

 Scene Five

Girl A: How could I have been such an idiot?

Girl’s Mother: Because sometimes people are idiots.

Girl A: How could I have been such an idiot?

Girl’s Mother: Because sometimes people are idiots.

Girl A: How can people be such idiots?

Girl’s Mother: Because sometimes people are idiots.

(Pause.)

Girl A: People can really be idiots.

End of play

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One Comment leave one →
  1. anthonycastillo permalink
    January 25, 2012 6:50 pm

    Wow. I love it. Simple but the development hits you. Funny but undeniably poignant.

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