In drama scenes from one-act play script, “The Last Person”, Susan has a strange encounter with a man, while relaxing on a park bench.
ROGER: Where did you get those shoes?
ROGER: The shoes. (Pointing) Where’d you get them?
SUSAN: I bought them.
ROGER: You did?
SUSAN: I did.
ROGER: Where’d you buy them from?
ROGER: Oh! Italian shoes!
ROGER: Hand crafted?
SUSAN: Well, I’d assume –
ROGER: Tailor made?
SUSAN: No. I-I went into a shop, picked them out, tried them on and bought them.
ROGER: How uninteresting.
SUSAN: Well, you’re the one who asked –
ROGER: Brown! What made you choose brown?
SUSAN: I didn’t have brown in my collection.
SUSAN: This color…I didn’t have this shade of brown in my collection of shoes.
ROGER: Why not?
SUSAN: Well, I, I don’t know why exactly. I hadn’t ever fully thought about it…till I noticed.
ROGER: Noticed, what?
SUSAN: Noticed I was missing this shade of brown in my collection of shoes.
ROGER: You are a shoe collector.
SUSAN: Well, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a –
ROGER: But you just told me you have a shoe collection.
SUSAN: That’s in general.
SUSAN: Like collecting baseball cards or stamps or coins..you understand, don’t you?
ROGER: So, you’re rich.
SUSAN: I wouldn’t say –
ROGER: If you have a shoe collection, you’re rich. Why deny it?
SUSAN: I’m certainly not poor, but –
SUSAN: What difference does it make what I am?
ROGER: It doesn’t.
ROGER: Makes no difference to me whether you are rich or poor.
ROGER: It must make you feel better to know that…?
SUSAN: It doesn’t make me feel anything. I simply don’t like being questioned about how much money I have.
ROGER: I never asked you how much money you have.
SUSAN: Well, it’s kind of rude to discuss these matters. Not everything has to be about how much money one makes doing this or doing that…or what one is profiting off.
ROGER: Care to elaborate?
SUSAN: Are you playing games?
Susan gathers her belongings and stands.
SUSAN: I don’t have time for this.
ROGER: If I spoke nicely, without being in any way demanding of an answer..if I were kind to you, only kind..would you stay?
SUSAN: You..no, I cannot stay. Sorry.
ROGER: No, no..I am the one who is sorry. Terribly sorry, terribly. (Sighs.) Someone died today and I don’t know WHO.
SUSAN: Excuse me?
ROGER: Someone died today and I don’t know WHO.
ROGER: Central Park West. An hour or so ago.
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In the one-act eplay, “The Last Person”, Susan encounters an odd man while she tries to relax on a park bench overlooking a lake in Central Park. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.