“LIVING IN THE CAR” by D. M. Larson
Short romantic comedy for 2 actors (1 male 1 female)
(DONNA and SHANE are going through their mail)
DONNA - Bill, Bill...
SHANE - Credit card offer!
DONNA - And someone wanting money....
SHANE - How much will you give them?
DONNA - What makes you think I will give them anything?
SHANE - Look how sad they are?
DONNA - Fine - I will give them some money - I'd rather give the homeless and hungry people money then pay those big corporations - I hate being a slave to bills - paycheck comes and the bills all gather anxiously for handouts - suits pounding at my door - demanding handouts - I feel like I work for them instead of us.
SHANE - What if we stopped paying them?
DONNA - Why would we do that?
SHANE - What would happen?
DONNA - They shut off the power, the water - then they take the house.
SHANE - Okay.
DONNA - Then they take the cars.
SHANE - They can have your car - I'm keeping mine - I like it.
DONNA - Okay, so we live in your car.
SHANE - It's a nice car - that wouldn't be so bad would it - we could cuddle in the back seat at night - and steam up the windows.
DONNA - That sounds nice.
SHANE - So throw away the bills.
(SHANE takes the bills and tosses them. DONNA laughs)
DONNA - Hey!
SHANE - But you can still give to this charity - they could end up being our neighbors when we lose our home and I want to be a good neighbor.
DONNA - You make life so much simpler.
SHANE - I'm awesome like that - tell me more things you like about me.
DONNA - Let’s go try out the back seat of your car and I'll show you what I like.
SHANE - Oh my goonie gracious.
END OF PLAY