BENCHMARKS Ten-Minute Play

New York, New York


Telly is sitting alone on a bench at a bus stop near a highway. She is lost in thought. Next to her is a half-filled trash bag. After a few moments Ted enters.  He is all smiles and good humor. He is carrying a trash bag too, but his is filled. He asks if he can join her, she agrees. Within moments the two start talking and sharing private parts of their lives. As the play progresses we see their relationship evolve into something very meaningful.

Time: Contemporary

Subject Matter: Loneliness, Strangers, Bus Stops, Travel, History, Benches, Economics, Life

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