Alison has purchased some love dust from a fortune teller. She catches the Staten Island Ferry, with the intention of sprinkling it on a good-looking Wall Street trader, but her best laid plans are laid to waste when Joe, a ferry employee, falls in love with her, instead.
Joe (M, 20s)
The Staten Island Ferry
Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry, Sundog Theatre
BCCT, Sydney, Australia
Re-selected for Sundog’s 10-year Best-of season.
JOE: (A declaration of his love)Would you like…a corned beef sandwich?
JOE: Could I make you one?
ALISON: No. No thanks.
JOE: It’s no trouble.
ALISON: I’m fine.
JOE: You already ate?
JOE: Then I’m going to make you one.
ALISON: Thanks. But no, no, I’d rather not.
JOE: I don’t want you to be hungry-
ALISON: I’m not. No. Thank you, though.
JOE: But you didn’t eat-
ALISON: I, I, I did eat. Actually. I forgot. Yes, I ate a very large meal. Very large.
Silence. Joe grins.
ALISON: Do..I know you?