Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Marriage, a 2-minute play

Him (wearing flip-flops):  I’m going to walk to the office to check the mail, then on the way back, I’m going to stop in at Smart & Final to pick up good coffee. Coffee that you can drink black and still enjoy.
Her (getting a bag):  Here’s a bag.
Him:  I don’t need a bag. I’m just getting the coffee.
Her:  Get bacon, too.
Him:  We don’t need bacon.
Her:  We don’t have bacon.
Him:  We still have bacon — you said you took it out of the freezer. I’m not doing the grocery shopping. I’m doing that tomorrow. I’m just walking to the office, then on the way back, I’m stopping in and picking up coffee, because I can already imagine how I would feel tomorrow morning if I got up and there wasn’t any drinkable coffee.
Her:  If you drove, you could get the bacon, too.
Him:  I’m walking, but If you want me to get bacon, I’ll get the bacon.
Her:  No, that’s okay.
Him:  It’s okay?
Her:  It’s okay. We have that pound I took out of the freezer.

(A beat.)

Him: Okay.

(He moves toward the front door.)

Her:  Oh. Can you get a can of turkey gravy? A big can?


Him:  Sure. (A beat.) So… I guess now I need the bag.
Her (handing it over):  Here you go!


4 Responses to “Marriage, a 2-minute play”

  1. Dan Says:

    You capture it SO WELL!

  2. Lee Wochner Says:

    Almost like it’s real life.

  3. Uncle Rich Says:

    You can’t have too much bacon. Or coffee.

  4. Jim Markley Says:

    It’s almost like Deja vu!

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