THE ROTHKO BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
APRIL and ADDIE in a museum.
APRIL is looking at a painting diligently.
It’s probably a Rothko.
It’s definitely a Rothko.
ADDIE sees APRIL from afar.
ADDIE looks at the painting.
ADDIE sneakily – but not really sneakily – moves in closer to APRIL.
ADDIE looks at APRIL again.
ADDIE is interested in what she sees.
APRIL has not yet seen ADDIE.
APRIL is still staring at the Rothko.
A guy walks past APRIL and ADDIE.
ADDIE watches APRIL as the guy passes by.
APRIL doesn’t show the guy the light of day.
ADDIE thinks this is promising.
APRIL stares at the Rothko.
A medium attractive guy walks past APRIL and ADDIE.
Again, ADDIE sees APRIL not give the medium attractive guy the light of day.
Again. APRIL stares at the Rothko.
An Adonis of a man walks past APRIL and ADDIE.
ADDIE stares at APRIL intently.
APRIL did not notice the Adonis of a man,
APRIL tilts her head at the Rothko.
APRIL: Excuse me?
ADDIE: Wasn’t that guy, like, super sexy?
APRIL looks back at the Adonis of a man.
APRIL: Um. Yeah. Not really my type though.
APRIL looks back at the Rothko.
ADDIE: What is your type?
APRIL doesn’t hear ADDIE.
ADDIE slowly shifts her attention to the Rothko.
APRIL looks in ADDIE’s direction.
APRIL: Hey! Did you see The Rothko?
ADDIE: Oh I –
A Venus of a woman walks towards APRIL.
APRIL: The Rothko’s over here!
A Venus of a woman goes to APRIL and starts making out with her.
ADDIE: Uh, oh…
APRIL and a Venus of a woman are still making out.
ADDIE: Jesus. Ok…
ADDIE slowly exits.
END OF PLAY.