In the drama scene from one-act eplay Burning Flowers, Sean tries to give his wife confidence when it comes to being a mother.
SEAN: What? Ri…RIONA, what—
RIONA enters carrying baby LOLA.
RIONA: Can’t get her to stop crying, Sean.
RIONA places LOLA in SEAN’S arms.
SEAN begins gently bouncing the baby.
SEAN: (to baby) Shhh, shhh, it’s okay, it’s okay, Daddy’s here, Daddy’s here…shhhh…
LOLA quiets down and stops crying.
It’s okay…shhh, it’s okay sweetheart…shhh….
SEAN: (whispering to RIONA) She’s passing out.
RIONA lights a cigarette.
RIONA: Get her out to bed. I can’t look at her anymore.
SEAN leaves the living room.
RIONA inhales her cigarette and lets out a big breath. She folds her arms and paces the living room. She pours
herself a glass of vodka and guzzles.
SEAN enters the room.
SEAN: What was all the fuss?
RIONA: There’s always a fuss.
SEAN: Don’t get excited.
RIONA: You’re a better mother than me.
SEAN: That’s not true.
RIONA: It is true!
SEAN: You’re a great mother.
RIONA: I’m a lousy hack.
SEAN: I was outside in the garden—
RIONA: Go! Go back in your garden!
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In the one act eplay Burning Flowers, Riona has been a mother for about a year and is absolute unhappy. She feels totally unfit to be a mother. Her husband Sean does all that he can to make their family unit work, but it just doesn’t seem to ever be enough. 2 Women, 1 Man, 1 Baby. Drama.
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