Written by Joe Janes
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(Lights up on Ram and Ant sitting on rocks, eating meat on the bone. In front of them is a platter full of meat decoratively displayed with a pith helmet.)
ANTWhat is that? It good. What is that?
(Rae, Ram’s daughter, enters. She carries a classic child’s dolly. She walks past Ant and Ram and plops down on the ground away from them in a huff.)
ANT (continuing)What with daughter, Rae?
RAMShe hate me.
ANTWhy she not eating?
RAMShe all of sudden vegetarian. Like her mother.
ANTLittle old for dolls.
RAMNot doll. Tofu.
(They both watch Rae eat the doll’s arm. Ant thoughtlessly picks up a toupee from the plate of meat and is about to eat it. Ram stops him.)
RAMNo, no. That garnish.
(Ant puts it back. Blackout.)