“Aren’t you going to try your eggs?” is a scene excerpt from the one-act drama play Treat Me Nice by Joseph Arnone.
CORINNE: Aren’t you going to try your eggs?
MOM: They look overdone.
CORINNE: They’re not overdone.
MOM: They look burnt.
CORINNE: How does that look burnt to you? They are perfectly colored.
MOM: There’s some brown, underneath.
CORINNE: Where? Let me see.
Corinne lifts the eggs with a fork and inspects.
(satisfied) They are not burnt.
MOM: I didn’t say they were burnt. I said, they look burnt.
Corinne makes a face.
CORINNE: Just eat them. I’m not trying to poison you.
Mom sips her mug.
MOM: Coffee’s cold.
CORINNE: What the hell are you talking about now?
Mom gestures to the coffee.
Corinne sips it.
It’s fine. I just made it.
MOM: I like my coffee piping hot. If you can’t make it piping hot, where there’s actually steam coming out of it, then I can make it myself.
CORINNE: I see steam…there’s steam.
They both stare at the mug.
MOM: And where’s my toast?
CORINNE: Did you want toast?
MOM: I always want toast. It’s the only thing that coats my stomach.
Corinne gets up.
CORINNE: Fine! I’ll make you your toast.
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In this one-act play, CORINNE and MOM live together and try to find a deeper closeness by discussing the father/husband that abandoned them. 2 Women. Drama.