Subject Matter is a comedic skit for 2 actors. Lara may be deliberately playing mind games with her boyfriend or losing her mind. 1 woman, 1 man. Comedy.
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Lara: Look, Drake, it’s time.
Drake: Time for what?
Lara: It’s time, Drake.
Drake: What the are you talking about?
Lara: You know what you have to do.
Lara: Tonight. If you’re not there…we’re done.
Drake: I honestly have no idea what the hell you are talking about.
Lara: Don’t act dumb with me.
Drake: I’m serious. What the hell are you talking about? Tonight, what’s tonight?
Lara: What we have planned.
Drake: What do we have planned?
Lara: You know exactly what we have planned. Don’t try and back out of it now.
Drake: How can I back out of something that I don’t even know what I could be backing out of?!
Lara: I see.
Lara: If you think I’m going to do this alone, you are out of your mind. I’m not going to hang for this.
Drake: Okay, okay, look, listen…just, listen to me for a minute when I say this please. I have no idea what you are talking about and if you could just explain it all to me, I will be able to respond on the same subject matter.
Lara: Is this a test?
Drake: No. I only want the truth.
Lara: You know the truth.
Lara: The truth of what I say.
Drake: Yes but I don’t know the meaning. Am I going crazy here?
Lara: We’ll see.
Drake: This is some cracked out shit going on. Girl, you are acting like you are hypnotized or something. (beat) What is going on with you?
Lara: Very clever. See you tonight or we’re done. Ten thirty as planned.
Lara leaves. Drake is stunned.
Drake: (to himself) What is this nutty girl talking about? Is she for real? Ten thirty? What is at ten…oh shit…no, wait…it was switched to…oh damn! Damn!
Drake runs on after Lara.