31 Plays in 31 Days - Ghost Story
A dark apartment late at night. Stillness. It is raining outside. A flash of lightening followed quickly by a crack of thunder. In the flashes it is revealed the apartment appears to be empty. There is also a door into the apartment and an entrance at the opposite end to a hallway. Darkness again. Stillness. Suddenly, a shadowy shape moves across the stage. Lighting and thunder again reveal the room to still be empty. A door opens suddenly and the lights snap on. Sydney, a young woman in her mid twenties, enters the room.
Gail enters from the hall. She is also young.
Sydney Hi. I’m here to see the apartment.
Gail Please go away.
Sydney I’m sorry?
Gail Everyone here is gone. Please, it’s time for you to go.
Sydney Do you live here?
Gail begins to cry.
Gail Please, just go.
Sydney I’m sorry. I didn’t know anyone was here.
Gail Who are you?
Sydney My name is Sydney. I’m here to see the apartment. Are you moving out?
Gail This is my apartment. I live here now. I moved in yesterday.
Sydney That doesn’t sound right.
Gail All night you come and you open the door and I’ve told you the same thing. This is my apartment now. Everyone you knew here is gone. Please go away.
Sydney I don’t know what you are talking about.
Gail It’s raining outside. Why aren’t you wet?
Sydney It’s not raining.
A crack of lighting and thunder. The lights snap off and on again. Gail is alone in the apartment.
End of Play.