Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mass Transit (a non-fiction play in one act)

Setting: The Franklin Avenue Subway Station, IND "C" line, at the ticket booth on the Manhattan side.

A young woman enters the station, descending the stairs from the street (stage left).
A large grey rat enters from under the turnstiles (stage right).
Woman: (screams) Ahh-ahh-ahhhh!
Rat: (runs under automated ticket machines).
Woman: (shrieks and kicks ticket machine) Disgusting!
MTA Station Agent: (leaving ticket booth, center stage) Ma'am, what are you doing?
Woman (breathlessly): A gigantic rat just ran under there!
Agent: (pauses to give young woman a long, world-weary stare) Well, that's his home, isn't it?
Woman: (incredulous) I guess . . .
Agent (shakes head, returns slowly to booth): Mmm hmm.

Fin.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha... Oh the Franklin Ave stop... That sounds like something that belongs on Overheard in NY or Not Always Right. (Yay blogs.)

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