Sidewalks and Streets by Jeffrey Lo

SIDEWALKS AND STREETS BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)

GREG sitting in a hotel lobby bar with his son DAVIED.

GREG:
This is going to be a lot of fun Dav.

Just you and me.

Father and son time.

In the big city!

It’s gonna be a lot of fun.

I’ll show you a good time like my old man used to show me an old time.

Like here.

My old man taught me that a good plac to hang out in cities is hotel lobbies.

People underrate hotel lobbies.

Free water.

Free air conditioning.

He didn’t know anything about it but now – free wifi.

If you need it, that is.

Hotel lobbies are nice.

You excited?

Of course you’re excited.

How can you not be excited.

You’re with your old man!

And it’s good to be with your old man.

I know your old man hasn’t been around very much but your old man is here now to fix that.

To remedy that.

You know?

Nice hotel lobby right?

Alright.

You ready to go?

What?

Check in?

No.

We don’t have a room here.

I was just using the lobby.
Cause it’s nice.

Look at this lobby.

We’re staying somewhere else. Not here.

Now get up. Let’s go.

END OF PLAY.

Roses by Jeffrey Lo

ROSES BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)

Lights up.

GERALD.

GERALD and roses.

The roses are on the floor in front of GERALD.

GERALD looks down at the roses and picks them up.

He bunches them together in a bouquet and holds them in his hand.

GERALD looks up at the audiences.

GERALD:

Oh.

These are for you.
And you.

And you.

And you.

Oh gosh.

There aren’t enough roses for all of you.

But they are for all of you just the same.

I promise.

Because you all deserve one.

Really.

You do.

Even… maybe… Me?

GERALD looks at the roses and smiles.

GERALD:
Yeah…

Even me.

GERALD exits with the roses.

Lights fade.

END OF PLAY.

Too Much To Drink by Jeffrey Lo

TOO MUCH TO DRINK BY JEFFREY LO
(DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)

SARAH sits at a bar with her face on the bar.

There are 7 or 8 empty glasses of various sizes around her.

SARAH is still as a rock.

BARTENDER enters and pokes SARAH.

She moves around a bit and pops up.

SARAH: What?

BARTENDER: Hey.

SARAH: What?

BARTENDER: Ummm…

SARAH: What?

BARTENDER: Do you think you have a problem?

SARAH: What?

BARTENDER: Like a… drinking problem?

SARAH: What?

BARTENDER: Do you think you have a drinking problem?

SARAH: Do I think I have a drinking problem?

BARTENDER: Yes. You are here every day and you get like… this. Everyday.

SARAH: No.

BARTENDER: What do you mean, no? I serve you drinks everyday until –

SARAH: No I do not have a drinking problem.

BARTENDER: … You don’t think you have a drinking problem?

SARAH: It’s not a problem because it makes me fucking happy.

SARAH gives the BARTENDER the middle fingers and faceplants back on the bar.

BARTENDER shakes their head and begins to exit.

BARTENDER: I moved to New York for this?

Blackout.

END OF PLAY.

Meditation Practice by Jeffrey Lo

MEDITATION PRACTICE BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)

ROGG sitting on the floor cross legged.

ROGG closes their eyes to meditate.

A few seconds pass.

ROGG opens their eyes.

ROGG: Huh…

ROGG closes their eyes again to meditate.

A few more seconds pass.

ROGG opens their eyes.

ROGG: Wait do I have to –

ROGG checks the calendar on their phone.

ROGG: Phew.

ROGG puts their phone down.

ROGG closes their eyes to meditate. Again.

Many more seconds pass.

More seconds than before.

Good.
Then ROGG opens their eyes.

ROGG: Shit. Shit. Shit.

ROGG runs out of the room.

The sound of peeing.

ROGG returns.

ROGG closes their eyes to meditate.

Just one second passes.

ROGG – eyes still closed – begins to scream.

The screaming last more time than all the meditation combined.

ROGG opens their eyes.

ROGG: This is not going well…

Blackout.

END OF PLAY.