Rianna and Cosmo are undergoing their usual banter toward one another in this seriocomedy scene from, ‘Vin Rogue’.
RIANNA: I can’t trust a man who is willing to allow his woman to leave…
COSMO: Isn’t that what you desire?
COSMO: So why complain?
RIANNA: Because I want to fight!
COSMO: I don’t want to fight. I’m tired of fighting.
RIANNA: I don’t care!
COSMO: Stop shouting.
RIANNA: I don’t give a f’k, let them hear!
COSMO: …Then scream your head off until it explodes.
Rianna begins to sulk as Cosmo tries to ignore her.
COSMO: (lights a cigarette)
COSMO: I want to die.
RIANNA: Stop it.
COSMO: I am serious. I have thought everything through. Nothing makes sense to me. This world is an absolute disaster. I am lost. You are crazy. I want to die. I am trying to figure out how I am to do it. Maybe you can help me.
Rianna gets up and slaps Cosmo repeatedly in the shoulder. Then she sits back down.
COSMO: I am serious.
RIANNA: So am I!
COSMO: STOP SHOUTING!!!
COSMO: I cannot take the noise of your voice. I still don’t understand why I haven’t had an aneurysm yet.
RIANNA: I want to go to America.
RIANNA: I am going to book my flight.
COSMO: Where in America?
RIANNA: New York City.
COSMO: So go.
RIANNA: You won’t come?
RIANNA: (she hits Cosmo in the shoulder)
COSMO: I’m hungry…excusez-moi!
Waiter hurries over.
COSMO: I would like something to eat.
WAITER: What would you like?
COSMO: What do you have?
WAITER: We have an entire menu.
COSMO: What do you recommend?
WAITER: What are you in the mood for?
WAITER: We have oysters.
COSMO: More oysters?
COSMO: Can I have a bowl of your finest oysters?
RIANNA: I am so fat.
COSMO: You look incredible.
RIANNA: I’m all whale blubber.
COSMO: You are a spectacular vision.
RIANNA: Where do you think Tilda went?
COSMO: She went to get some money.
Waiter appears with a plate of oysters and leaves.
COSMO (to Rianna): Have an oyster.
RIANNA: (eats an oyster)
COSMO: (eats an oyster) These are tasty oysters.
RIANNA: How long before Tilda comes back?
COSMO: She should be done soon. Want me to check?
Cosmo goes to a door in the back of the cafe and opens it. He looks and closes it.
Cosmo sits back down.
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In the on act eplay Vin Rogue, Cosmo, Rianna and Tilda express themselves to one another while trying to discover who they are. 2 Women, 2 Men. Serio-Comedy.