Questions / by Jeffrey Lo

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Questions by Jeffrey Lo (Download PDF here)

JAMIE and ADRIAN having breakfast at home.

JAMIE is eating granola, milk and orange juice.

ADRIAN is eating eggs, bacon and coffee.

They eat as they normally do, in comfortable silence.

Until –

ADRIAN: Am I enough?

 Pause.

ADRIAN: Why are you quiet?

JAMIE: Huh?

ADRIAN: Am I enough?

JAMIE: What?

ADRIAN: Am I enough?

JAMIE: Why are you asking that?

ADRIAN: Am I?

JAMIE: Do you think you’re enough?

ADRIAN: Why?

JAMIE: Don’t you think that’s what really matters?

ADRIAN: Don’t you think I want my partner to think I’m enough too?

JAMIE: Don’t you already know the answer to this?

Silence.

ADRIAN (With even more force): Am I enough?

JAMIE: Are you attacking me?

ADRIAN: What do you mean, am I attacking you?

JAMIE: Do you see how I feel attacked?

ADRIAN: Why would you feel attacked?

JAMIE: Do you not hear yourself?

ADRIAN: Do you not hear yourself NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION?

Silence.

ADRIAN: Do you love me?

JAMIE: WHAT IS HAPPENING!?

ADRIAN: DO YOU LOVE ME?

JAMIE: What has my life come to?

ADRIAN: Is that a difficult question?

JAMIE: How long have we been together?

ADRIAN: How is that relevant?

JAMIE: How is that not relevant?

ADRIAN: Should I go?

JAMIE: Are you kidding me?

ADRIAN: Does this sound like a joke?

JAMIE: Is that a rhetorical question?

ADRIAN: Can you think of any reason for me to stay?

Silence.

Slowly, ADRIAN starts to stand up from their chair.

ADRIAN starts to leave –

JAMIE: Yes. I can think of a reason for you to stay.

ADRIAN stops.

JAMIE: Because yes, you are more than enough. Because yes, I love you… Obviously.

Pause.

JAMIE: Can I have some of your bacon?

END OF PLAY.