Love Dust

SYNOPSIS:
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.

CHARACTERS:
Alison (F,20s)
Joe (M, 20s)

SETTING:
The Staten Island Ferry

Sundog Theatre Production, New York. Photo: Karen O’Donnell

HISTORY:
Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry, Sundog Theatre
BCCT, Sydney, Australia
Re-selected for Sundog’s 10-year Best-of season.

RUNNING TIME:
10 mins

SAMPLE DIALOGUE:
JOE:        (A declaration of his love)Would you like…a corned beef sandwich?
ALISON: Um..
JOE:         Could I make you one?
ALISON:  No. No thanks.
JOE:         It’s no trouble.
ALISON:  I’m fine.
JOE:          You already ate?
ALISON:  Er..no.
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.
JOE:        When?
ALISON: Before.
Silence. Joe grins.
ALISON:  Do..I know you?