Daises

By Savannah Lanz


Characters

ADELINE -  an attractive French woman in her early twenties

WILL – man in his mid-twenties

Setting

A bus stop bench is center stage, there is light coming from the lamp post on stage right. A sign indicating the bus stop is upstage stage left. A cluster of white daises is surrounding the base of the bus sign.  Will is sitting on the left side of the bench, he is wearing a suit a bit too big for him and his tie is loosened.

Adeline walks in from stage left, crosses in front of Will and sits on the right side of the bench. Will’s eyes follow her the whole way. Adeline notices Will staring at her, but looks down at her purse in her lap.

WILL

It’s a nice night don’t you think?

ADELINE

Huh?

WILL

The night, it’s uh nice, not too hot, not too cold, you know?

Adeline tilts her head and gives Will a perplexed look. 

 

WILL

Never mind- my name’s Will.

Will outstretches his hand towards Adeline. She hesitantly places her hand in his.

 

ADELINE

Will?

WILL

That’s my name

(he nervously laughs a bit and takes his hand back from her)

What’s yours?

 

Adeline thinks for a moment to try and string together the words

 

ADELINE

(thick French accent)

Name is Adeline

WILL

You don’t speak English, do you?

Adeline shakes her head and smiles at Will. The sound of a bus is heard from off stage. Adeline fumbles in her purse for her ticket.

WILL

Since you do not speak English, nor will I probably ever see you again, I suppose there is no harm in this

Will walks over to the daises at the base of the bus stop sign, picks the tallest one, and walks back over to Adeline, handing the daisy to her

I hope you have a lovely night, it was a pleasure to be in the company of someone so beautiful, if only for a few moments

Adeline accepts the flower and smiles

ADELINE

Beautiful?

WILL

(Will nods)

Beautiful.

Adeline leans over and gives him a peck on the cheek before walking off stage right. Will sits back down on the bench and the lights fade out.

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