Without further ado, I present my one-act play, “Every Conversation I Had Today.”
A man or woman (it doesn’t really matter) walks in a door. The person who is inside that door greets them.
Nathan: Hey. How are you doing?
Man (or Woman): Wiping brow Boy! It sure is hot today!
Nathan: Yeah, I bet.
Man (or Woman): I hear it’s supposed to get hotter this weekend.
Nathan: I heard that as well.
Man (or Woman): I was outside and it was hot!
Nathan: Yes, I know. You already told me that.
Man (or Woman): I mean, could it get hotter?!
Nathan: I suppose it could.
Man (or Woman): Do you mind if I stay in here a little while? It’s hot out there.
Nathan: No, I do not mind at all.
Man (or Woman): I mean, talk about hot! I just don’t want to go out there because it is so hot!
Nathan: I imagine it is much cooler in here. I can’t blame you for wanting to stay inside.
Man (or Woman): I bet you could fry an egg on the sidewalk. You know, because of the heat.
Nathan: I suppose you wouldn’t want to do that though. It seems like a waste of an egg.
Man (or Woman): My car said its 105 degrees outside! That is so hot!
Nathan: Stares blankly
Man (or Woman): As soon as I stepped outside, I started sweating. I hate the summer. It just gets so hot!
Nathan: I could really say anything I want right now, couldn’t I? You aren’t even sort of paying attention to me.
Man (or Woman): Of course, once the winter rolls around, we’ll be wishing for this heat. I hate it, though. It is just sooooooooo hot.
Nathan: I mean, I could probably just walk away and you would continue to just stand here talking about the weather.
Man (or Woman): If my air conditioner went out at home, I don’t know what I would do.
Nathan: Right…. So I’m just going to leave and go get a drink and you can continue on without me.
Man (or Woman): Continues on like there is someone there. I would probably just sit in my living room sweating. It’s no wonder people die in heat like this.
Man (or Woman): If we could just get some rain, maybe it would cool down.
Man (or Woman): It is just so hot!
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