BENCHMARKS - The Bench - Telly

New York, New York

PLAY DESCRIPTION

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.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Telly meets a stranger at a bus stop while waiting for a bus. She immediately engages him in conversation. He listens to her as she goes into a harangue about the history of benches and how they're everywhere; everywhere!

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

Note from Playwright: I've known women (and men) like Telly, who don't seem to have boundaries when they meet a stranger. They'll just begin a conversation as if they've known the person for years.

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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Ageless
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
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