Family Drama Story
Maggie, a graying and sagging woman in her forties, vacuums her living room with an old and angry vacuum. Jillian, a good looking woman in her late thirties who is fighting the ageing process with all her might and every penny, enters. She has a suitcase with her. She waits for Maggie to see her. Once she does, Maggie stands and stares at her a moment, then turns off the vacuum. The look each other up and down.
Jillian Hey Maggie.
Maggie Jesus, look what the fucking cat dragged in.
Jillian Are you still saying that?
Maggie What do you want?
Jillian I don’t even get a “hello”? A “how ya been”? A “nice to see ya”?
Maggie Hello. How ya been. Nice to see ya. What do you want?
Jillian Fuck you.
Maggie What the hell were you expecting?
Jillian I was expecting my sister to act like a fucking sister for once in her life.
Maggie I don’t have any money.
Jillian I didn’t come for –
Maggie That’ll be the –
Jillian Can’t I come because I love –
Maggie You don’t love anyone but yourself –
Jillian Oh don’t give me the jealous sister –
Maggie Me, jealous? Of your phony plastic ass –
Jillian At least I still have one. Should we check the vacuum to see if we can recover some of yours?
They pause a moment, then laugh.
Maggie You old bitch, come here.
End of Play