The actors are gathered the stage is set. What show will be put on today? A drama, a comedy, a thriller, the options are endless. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Please take a seat and let the story unfold.
Bill gets up and stomps around the kitchen. Clearly he is upset but he is not sure why. Enters the Lady of the House and his friend, Mel. Then a moment of clarity, it must be her that he is upset with. “Mel, we should talk,”he starts off his tone angry.
“I don’t mind talking if you’d calm down,” she answers calmly.
“I am calm!” He yells throwing up his hands. “You need to listen to me!”
In comes Mel’s significant other, Tom. “What’s going on here?” He places a protective arm around Mel.
“You need to stay out of this!” Bill jabs a finger into Tom’s chest.
Before the two could fight Mel steps in between them, ” Stop it. Bill you should leave and calm down.”
“You don’t have a right to tell me what to do!” Bill brushes her hand off of his chest. “You just have to listen to what I say!”
“Don’t talk down to me!” Mel is now shouting. “You maybe able to talk down to Susan, but not me.” Tom grips her shoulders as if that act alone can keep her together.
“I’m not talking down to you!” Bill shouts back. “I’m just telling you what you’re doing wrong.”
“Man you need to leave,” Tom interjects pulling Mel behind him.
Bill brings up his fists and gets into Tom’s face,” You want to go mister?”
“Yeah, buddy let’s go!” Tom shouts back.
“No!” Mel shouts pushing them both apart. “Bill you need to leave.”
Bill starts crying fat angry tears,”You’re right. I do need to leave. No one listens to me anyway.” He starts walking away. “All I’m trying to do is help.”
The curtain closes the scene is done.