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Almost Paradise Essay

  • Submitted by: fsfinlfe7873
  • on August 10, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,275 words

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ACT I

Scene 1

Coming through the master bedroom door from an evening out Steven and Bianca begin undressing for bed. It is completely silent the whole time. After undressing and visiting the bathroom they both end up in the bed laying back to back.

STEVEN

Tonight was nice.

There is long, awkward pause. He proceeds.

STEVEN

What you didn't think so?

Bianca

Yeah, perfect. One of the best nights ever.

STEVEN

Oh yeah, you know I can tell by your sarcasm that you really enjoyed it.

BIANCA

Just stop.

STEVEN

What do you mean?

BIANCA

Just stop with all this..

STEVEN

All this what?!

BIANCA

All this bullshit, alright?

STEVEN

What the fuck is wrong with you?

BIANCA

I should be asking you that question.

Confused, Steven gets up out of bed. After aimlessly wandering around, He leans against a dresser.

STEVEN

So ask me...

BIANCA

Ugh, just give it a rest.

STEVEN

Come on now. You've probably been thinking up some kind of bitch remark. Well, let it out.

BIANCA

Fuck you!

STEVEN

There is it! Now where's the rest?

BIANCA

God, when did you become like this? You know the kids aren't home, and that we have the whole house to our selves? You do. You do know and look! I mean, why don't you just leave now. You're always gone, it seems like contract after contract for you. Or shall I say, it's been New York for you. I don't understand this major construction deal that has kept you, what, a year now? Didn't you ever maybe consider not taking a job and spending time with this family...YOUR family?

STEVEN

Are you kidding me here? Please, please tell me are you kidding me here? I take contract after contract to pay for your ass to be in some Dolce jeans, Manolo shoes, Luise bag, fifty thousand dollar car and dream home. I take contract after contract to pay for our children to go to the finest schools. Please don't even pull that.

BIANCA

You can't always be using that as...

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