Betrayed- A One Act Play
The Player- John Powell, an editor of a multi-million dollar publishing conglomerate.
Scriber- His wife of 3 years.
Curtain rises up to reveal a domestic scene. One man and a women are sharing a candle-light dinner.The man is elegantly attired. The woman, on the other hand, is shabbily dressed. The mood is decidedly... pensive, contrary to the romantic setting.
John: Would you pass the small potatoes, dear?
John: I was at the lawyer's today.
Scriber: Oh, really? Her ears perk at the possibility of...pending litigation.
John: I took the liberty of making a few (ahem)... adjustments to my will.
Scriber: Is there anything I should be privy to, dear? She half-whispers the words, whilst contemplating the obsidian-like blade of her glittering Ginsu dinner knife. 1 comment
John: Nothing to be alarmed about, my sweet, I assure you.
Scriber: Of course, the pre-nup details remain the same...right?...beloved?
John: Of course, as long as we remain together.
Scriber: I have fantastic news! She almost drops...her chop, in feverish excitement. 1 comment
John: Oh, and what would that be? I certainly could use some, what with all the rat-race of keeping a roof over our heads.
Scriber: I'm preggers!
John: (Stupified silence)
An evil grin begins to darken John's work-weary visage.
Scriber: Yes..Jon..what is it? Pray tell!
John: Well..well,well...haven't you been a busy girl?
Scriber: Jon...whatever do you mean?
Jon: My dear, you must realize, that I am quite impotent! As sterile as sterile can be. I couldn't sire, if my millions depended on it. Pass the gravy...train...,I mean, the H-P sauce, won't you, my dear?
Scriber: But, what about all those promises...our children...the dowry..the...millions...???
Jon: Yes, well, my dear your little revelation has just cost you...quite everything!
Scriber: What about my poems, my writings...the best-seller that I wrote for you?
Jon: Oh, well, call it... collateral damage. Ce' la Vie!
Scriber :You swine! You incorrigible schwein-hundt!
With that she pulls out a revolver and ends the multi-millionaire's miserable life with the pull of a trigger. 2 comments
Lights fade to black, as the curtain falls