A surrealistic, absurd, dark humor scene from a 1 act play about love and happiness in, ‘Hole in the Ocean’.
HARLEY: Let’s have tea.
PEGGY and HARLEY sit on sofa and drink tea.
PEGGY: So tell me about Stanley.
HARLEY: Who’s Stanley?
PEGGY: That nice young man you’ve been dating?
HARLEY: I’m with Ruth.
PEGGY: Ruth? Who the hell is Ruth?
HARLEY: My wife.
PEGGY: You’re married?
HARLEY: Three years.
PEGGY: Oh dearie me, congratulations.
HARLEY: You will love Ruth, she’s great.
PEGGY: Is she beautiful?
HARLEY: Not really.
HARLEY: But she’s great in bed.
HARLEY: She’s the best.
PEGGY: Well, that’s a good thing, dearie me.
HARLEY: She loves dogs.
PEGGY: Remember when I used to hit you with the wooden paddle?
PEGGY: How I thoroughly enjoyed beating you, dearie me. One of my greatest pleasures in life.
HARLEY: I’ve always wanted you to be happy mother.
PEGGY: Oh, I’ve been happy, happiest when most violent. I devour violence. Blood, guts, the whole nine yards. You understand.
HARLEY: You need that in your life in order to function.
PEGGY: Exactly, exactly, dearie me. Ever feel like you want to throw yourself off a roof?
PEGGY: That’s because you take after your father. Gregory is all me. He’s jumped off the roof loads of times.
HARLEY: It shows.
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In the one-act eplay Hole in the Ocean, Peggy and Harley can’t seem to come to terms with the source of their unhappiness. 2 women, 1 man. Drama/Absurd.