Moments of PlayA ten-minute surrealistic drama featuring three women picking over the battlefield of war.


EXCERPT

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.)

WOMAN 1
I found a baby.

WOMAN 2
Shall we kill it?

WOMAN 3
Maybe later.

(A pause.)

Where’s the mother?

WOMAN 1
Dead.

WOMAN 3
Ah well. Just as well.

WOMAN 1
Well. What should I do with it?

WOMAN 2
Burn it.

WOMAN 3
Do we need to do anything with it?

WOMAN 1
No, you’re right. I’ll just put it down over here.

(Depositing the doll in a corner.)

There. That’s settled.

(A pause.)

Unless it’s not.