TOMORROW GAME - Bell

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Bell and Roe live in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that is so far gone they don’t even remember a time when there were grocery stores, safe drinking water, or 911. They each live in isolation, until they happen to meet. Bell shows Roe a game: take off your mask and see if you can breathe. Try this vegetable, and see if you wake up. Read a poem. Do more than just not-die. Bell may also have ulterior motives. Roe’s shelter is stocked with years’ worth of canned goods and other priceless resources. Is their friendship true–or just another game?

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Future                                   

Situation: Bell and Roe live in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where few people can survive the dangerous climate and scarcity of food. But Roe has a large stockpile of food--and Bell wants it. She also wants to be friends with Roe. Nonetheless, Bell poisons Roe, but when Roe survives being poisoned, Bell tries to explain why she has hurt her friend in this way...and she tells her this story.

Subject Matter: Loss, Grief, Survival, Loneliness, Individualism, Independence

Note from Playwright: This play is about the idea that there can be a conflict between the desire to survive and the desire to live a fulfilling life. Bell is caught in the middle of this conflict, and she tries to explain what that feels like in this monologue. She's a powerful woman but not a physically imposing one--she gets by on her wits.

Supplemental Information: For more information and to read the full play TOMORROW GAME, visit brandyncarie.com.

TOMORROW GAME was developed with the help of the Edward Albee Foundation in 2017 and was a Princess Grace Finalist in 2018.

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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Bisexual, Female, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Pansexual, Queer
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Future
  • Length
    1 min or less, 2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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