Rose is frustrated with her job, her sister, the Bush government and now, her mother is coming to stay. She starts dating a philosopher, and chooses to warp her reality rather than face it.
Rose: (F, 30s) A New Yorker.
Lillian: (F, 30s)Rose’s richer, bossy, younger sister.
Dolores: (F, 60s) Their mother.
Matthew: (M,30s)Philosophy teacher. Socially awkward. Energized.
Ignudi: (M) timeless male beauty, from the Sistine chapel.
The Mona Lisa: played by the actress who plays Dolores
Voice: unseen, male, played by the actor who plays Matthew.
Muzac Voice: unseen, female, played by the actress who plays Dolores.
Young Lillian – played by actress who plays Lillian.
Rose’s New York apartment.
The world of ideal forms.
Lark Play Development Center, Playwrights Week Finalist
WetInk Festival, Reverie Produtions, 59E59th Street
Rose enters the cafe.
ROSE: Are you-
MATTHEW:(Interrupting) I think I am, yes. Am what?
ROSE: You’re Matthew?
MATTHEW: Matthew. My name anyway, if not my substance, ha!
-Of course not my substance. -Um. -Ahem.
ROSE: Oh. (About coffee) For me? Thanks.
MATTHEW: I hope so, yes. Lillian said Latte, is that-
ROSE: With Soy milk. Yes. Organic.
MATTHEW: Ah. Ah. Organic.
ROSE: I always get organic.
MATTHEW: Ah. Not sure if-.
ROSE: Or at least I ask for organic. To make a point.
ROSE: Even if I know they don’t have it.
MATTHEW: They don’t.