This play was selected for a featured presentation at VYP 2011 Festival.
By Julia Stitely
Hazen Union High School
Mr. Blithe is a pessimistic man of around 35.
Ms. Well is a hypochondriac woman of around 31.
Dr. Pique is a life counselor of around 47.
SCENE: In Dr. Pique’s waiting room.
AT RISE: Mr. Blithe is looking at a magazine while Ms. Well types on her laptop and glances at Mr. Blithe.
Marriages … they always end.
(Looks and him and begins typing furiously, then stops and scans her screen)
It just never works. I don’t even know why people bother. Why did I ever bother? I was young and naïve, that’s why. Stupid. And look at me now, I have the worst life ever. I would admire a person with a worse life than me.
I couldn’t help but overhearing what you were saying, and perhaps you have dysthymia.
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