Written by Joe Janes
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(Lights up on Steve standing near two chairs that face one another, but are comfortably spaced. He is writing in a note pad. Alan walks in.)
Alan, come on in. Nice to meet you. Call me Steve. Have a seat. (Steve takes a seat. Alan remains standing.) I’m just finishing up a few notes. Now, you mentioned over the phone that you’re having problems with intimacy.
(Alan takes the remaining chair and moves it as far as possible into the upstage right corner of the stage and has a seat.)
(Lights up on Alan sitting in a chair center stage in profile. Steve is straddling him and has his face nose-to-nose with Alan’s face.)
I think we’ve made tremendous progress in a short period of time, don’t you, Alan?
(Alan takes a dollar bill and slips it into Steve belt.)
Please stop paying me in singles.