PATIENT ZERO & PATIENT ONE BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
Lights up on PATIENT ZERO.
They are standing all alone.
PATIENT ZERO is miserable.
PATIENT ZERO blows their nose.
PATIENT ZERO lets out a bit of a whimper.
Poor PATIENT ZERO.
PATIENT ONE enters.
A sniffle from PATIENT ZERO.
This catches PATIENT ONE’S eye.
PATIENT ONE sees how miserable PATIENT ZERO is.
PATIENT ZERO wipes their nose with their sleeve.
Another whimper from PATIENT ZERO.
PATIENT ONE: Would you like a tissue?
PATIENT ZERO: Oh! That would be great.
PATIENT ONE crosses to PATIENT ZERO as they grab a tissue from their bag.
PATIENT ONE: Here, I have plenty, let me just get it out of –
PATIENT ONE turns to PATIENT ZERO with the Kleenex then suddenly –
Right in PATIENT ONE’S face…
PATIENT ZERO freezes. They don’t know what to do.
PATIENT ONE (Erupting with rage): ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
PATIENT ZERO: I’m so sorr –
This time PATIENT ONE’S mouth was open.
END OF PLAY.