A SONG TO SING BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
Spotlight on a mic on a mic stand.
GWEN shyly enters.
She looks around.
She looks at the microphone.
She speaks into the microphone.
GWEN taps on the live mic a few times.
GWEN: anyone here?
GWEN: hit it!
The backing track to Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry on Their Own starts to play.
The music stops.
GWEN: hit it!
The backing track to Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry on Their Own plays again.
GWEN grabs the mic dramatically and starts to sing to the song.
She is quite good at it.
It's really nice to see her without inhibitions.
All I can ever be to you is a darkness that we knew
And this regret I got accustomed to
Once it was so right
When we were at our height
Waiting for you in the hotel at night
I knew I hadn't met my match
But every moment we could snatch
I don't know why I got so attached
It's my responsibility
You don't owe nothing to me
But to walk away, I have no capacity
He walks away
The sun goes down
He takes the day, but I'm grown
And in your way
In this blue shade
My tears dry on their own
Slowly the lights in the house rise.
GWEN sees all of us in the audience.
Without warning she starts screaming.
It’s a blood curdling scream.
The scream of only a shy person with massive anxiety can produce.
She runs away like a gazelle spotting a lion from afar.
It was nice while it lasted.
END OF PLAY.