Lily enters stage right to find her brother, Matt, engaged in a video game.
Plays can teach us how to become better humans.
Matt remains glue to a video game.
I don’t wanna learn.
It’s a classic.
I’m sorry – but
I just don’t care to –
But it’ll be fun!
Fun for you! Boring for me.
But what’s so great about this production is that
the chorus is playing all the scenery, the furniture,
they hoist Juliet ten feet in the air to simulate
the balcony where she meets Romeo. But even cooler!
They anthropomorphize Fate, acting as unseen agents
of ultimate DOOM! C’mon – what’s better than that?
(Still no response.)
There’s gonna be some raunchy make-out scenes…!
(Fed up. Deflecting)
Oh yeah. Like I wanna go to some Shakespearean peep
show with my sister– sounds greeeat.
MATT! YOU PROMISED-TWO WEEKS AGO!
(Accommodating his reluctance)
Have you ever seen it?
You never told me!
Bah- Yes I did!
We were in these exact same positions,
You playing that game and I was–
AH, you mean one of those many instances when you’ve barged into my room.
Well, let me tell you: I was more preoccupied with this
(signals controller in hand) than whatever the heck you were talking about!
(Matt looks up from the game.)
I’m so serious.
Well I already bought the tickets.
Will I have to go alone?
(Matt continues playing.
On a Friday night!?
(Reacting to Game)
OHHHHHHHHHH, Yeah! Finally!!! WOO!
(Lily gets up to leave.)
(Turning from the game)
Why don’t you ask one of your friends to go with you?
Why’d’ja have to ask me?