Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Knock Knock! A Short One Act Play by Timothy Moore


Tim: Who's there?

Personification of the Future: It's me, THE FUTURE.

Tim: Oh...

A beat.

Personification of the Future: Can I come in? I'm like now, and such.

Tim: Actually, could you come back a little later?

Personification of the Future: Oh. It's just - I kind of have a schedule here.

Tim: I wasn't expecting you at all. I mean, it's a little rude. You know?

Personification of the Future: I didn't...I didn't mean to be rude. I'm sorry.

A beat.

Tim: I just wasn't ready for you yet. I still have Netflix and Thai food and naps to take.

Personification of the Future gives a sigh, then a resigned chuckle.

Personification of the Future: I can come back later, I guess. But next time, you gotta be ready, okay?

Tim: Thanks, Future.

Personification of the Future: It's actually THE FUTURE. So.

Tim: Oh yeah, yeah, THE FUTURE. Sorry.

Personification of the Future exits. 


Tim: Oh God, who's there now?

Personification of Shame from Past Failures: You know who it is.

Tim gives a sigh eerily similar to the Personification of the Future's sigh.

Tim: Come on in.

Personification of the Future and Personification of Shame from Past Failures and Tim hold hands in stage center.

All: Comedy or Tragedy? You be the judge!

finis