10-MINUTE SHORT: 3F
A ten-minute surrealistic drama featuring three women picking over the battlefield of war. Warning: This play uses strong language and is not appropriate for children.
- Produced at Blackburn Performing Arts and The Actor’s Studio – Fall 2009
- Produced at the Salem Theatre Company in “Moments of Play” – July 2010
ACT 1, Scene 1
(The aftermath of a battlefield. A grim bare floor is littered with broken weapons. WOMAN 2 and WOMAN 3 are busy stripping DEAD SOLDIER of his jewelry and armor. WOMAN 1 enters dangling a doll by its hand. WOMAN 1 is wearing a pair of dirty army trousers.)
I found a baby.
Shall we kill it?
Where’s the mother?
Ah well. Just as well.
Well. What should I do with it?
Do we need to do anything with it?
No, you’re right. I’ll just put it down over here.
(Depositing the doll in a corner.)
There. That’s settled.
Unless it’s not.