“Build Me A Rocket Ship” is dialogue spoken from Beverly who feels that her world is closing in on her, from one-act comedy Darling Face.
BEVERLY: Build me a rocket ship.
JUDD: A what?!
BEVERLY: Build me a rocket ship to space.
JUDD: I think you’re drinking too much of that red wine, darling.
BEVERLY: That’s the problem, you never take me seriously.
JUDD: How can I take what you just said seriously?
BEVERLY: It’s what I want.
JUDD: And I want to be a millionaire but that isn’t happening anytime soon.
(Beverly pushes an empty glass plate off the table)
Why do you want a rocket ship?
BEVERLY: So I can go somewhere magical and get out of this life that I live in.
(Judd holds up two fingers)
JUDD: How many fingers am I holding up?
BEVERLY: Two. Why?
JUDD: Just checking is all.
BEVERLY: I want a rocket ship or I’m leaving you.
BEVERLY: You heard me right.
JUDD: Have you lost your mind?
BEVERLY: And I want it soon, like, like, like forty-nine days.
JUDD: Why forty-nine days?
BEVERLY: I don’t know but forty-nine days. That’s about how much time I can still stand it here. After that, I’m gone.
(Beverly leaves the room)
JUDD: Bev? Beverly? Bevvie?
(Beverly enters the room)
JUDD: I will build you your rocket.
BEVERLY: Will you?
JUDD: Yes, I don’t know how but I promise you that I will do all in my power to have one made for you.
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In this one-act play, Beverly gets her husband Judd to agree to building her a rocket ship. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Comedy.