A Short Play

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SAMUEL BECKETT TAKES ACID

Ross Peter Nelson

CHARACTERS

B                                             Male. Late fifties.

SETTING

A room.

TIME

1962.

(The room is empty except for a wooden table and chair. A charcter indentified only as B, but who is actually Samuel Beckett enters the room with a glass of water, which he sets on the table. B takes a small envelope from his pocket and removes a tab of acid. He sits. Three minutes pass. )

B: I don’t feel anything.

(Three more minutes pass duing which B takes a sip of water)

B: Still nothing.

(There is a long pause, after which B turns into an ostrich and tap dances across the room and off the stage. Lights go down except for a pin spot on the glass of water.)

END OF PLAY

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One comment

  1. Jennyh · · Reply

    I do trust those three minutes are timed exactly. (Inspired! I love it!)

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