Drama scene from 1 act eplay, “The Negotiating Table” two sisters try to figure out a solution for their youngest sister’s life crises.
MATTY: I’m trapped! Don’t you both see I’m STUCK. I don’t know how to get out. I want out!
Betty and Peggy both get up and sit Matty down. Betty pours tea for Matty. Peggy rubs Matty’s shoulders.
BETTY: Have some tea baby bean.
PEGGY: Life’s not that bad, angel.
Matty sips the tea.
MATTY: I’m a useless entity.
PEGGY: Don’t say that.
MATTY: I should have went to school. I always wanted to go to school…study dance..did either of you know that?
BETTY: What’s that?
PEGGY: I knew.
MATTY: That I wanted to study dance.
BETTY: I knew you liked dancing, but –
MATTY: I was approached…one of them scouts noticed me at the High School recital…said I had talent and I should pursue dance. Why didn’t I listen?
PEGGY: There’s no need to go back and revisit what we can’t change.
BETTY: You can’t dance now –
MATTY: I know I can’t! That’s not what I said!
Peggy darts a look back at Betty.
MATTY: See what I mean?!
PEGGY: We’re just trying to help you is all.
MATTY: I could dance.
PEGGY: I know you can.
MATTY: I can dance now if I wanted. Would you like to see me dance?
MATTY: Right here in this kitchen.
BETTY: I think we need to calm down.
MATTY: I want to dance.
BETTY: So you can knock over another one of my figurines?!
MATTY: What figurine?
BETTY: The Rockwell one I loved so much. Not so much as a sorry came out of you.
MATTY: I never knocked over you Rock –
BETTY: Who did? The phantom? We have a phantom living here all of a sudden?
MATTY: Maybe it was Bob?
BETTY: Bob doesn’t knock figurines over and even if he did, he’d be the first to tell me.
MATTY: I didn’t knock over a figurine!
BETTY: I’m sure you did, but you are such a slob you must not have even cared to notice!
MATTY: You b*$%h!
BETTY: I WANT MY HOUSE BACK!!!
Matty runs upstairs.
PEGGY: Did you have to mention the figurine?
BETTY: Damn right I’ve had to mention the figurine! That was the first piece that started up my collection, it was dear to me.
PEGGY: You chose the wrong time.
BETTY: It came out. Am I supposed to be perfect now?
PEGGY: I didn’t say that.
BETTY (whispering): What is she going on about dancing? Do you see her mind, how it operates?
PEGGY: She’s one of them people that need physical exercise to release their frustration is all.
BETTY: Dance. She wants to be a dancer. How come I never knew about her wanting to be a dancer?
PEGGY: She always wanted to be a dancer..did you forget?
BETTY: I remember her twirling around the house back then, knocking things over…
PEGGY: She was good Betty.
PEGGY: Matty…she was talented.
PEGGY: She was really talented…
BETTY: …I know she was…wasn’t she?
Matty enters the kitchen carrying a small suitcase.
MATTY: I’m leaving. I’m sorry I broke your figurine…
PEGGY: Where are you going?
MATTY: How should I know?
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In the one-act eplay, “The Negotiating Table” three sisters (Betty, Peggy, Matty) try to figure out a solution to improve Matty’s troubled life. 3 Women. Drama.