Adoption surprise — 2 minute playscript
A two minute play by Amber Merideth
Sally is sitting alone at a table unpacking her lunch, Angie approaches the lunch table.
(Sally looks up and smiles)
Sally: Hey lady! How are you today?
Angie: Uh, let’s just say it will be better once the clock hits 4:30.
(Angie sits down in the chair next to Sally)
Sally: I hear you; I am really looking forward to the weekend.
Angie: Me too. Hey, have you seen Maria recently?
Sally: Yes! I saw her just last week. She is glowing!
Angie: I know! She has the cutest pregnancy figure, doesn’t she? From behind she doesn’t even look pregnant. Just a perfectly basketball shaped belly! I sure hope when I decide to have kids, I look that good!
Sally: I am sure you will be radiant.
(Sally looks down)
Sally: You know, that is the ONLY things about straight couples I am jealous of.
Angie: What do you mean? There are SO many options these days. You can adopt, get invitro! Heck, I think I even read an article where one woman carried her partners baby.
(Angie and Sally chuckle together)
Sally: I know and all that is great. But I just want that moment.
Angie: What moment?
Sally: I want it to be a surprise for me. Like one my night my lady tells me “we have to talk” and I am a l am all nervous, because that is never good.
But then there is that moment. You know, the moment the girl tells the guy and he is all freaking out for a second but then is like…. okay let’s do this! I want to be that “guy” but like…. the girl version.
I just want to have that moment.
Angie: Oh, my goodness, that sounds like a scene out of a romantic comedy. I have never really thought about it that way though. Makes sense. But you never know, life can surprise you.
Lights dim for a bit but when they come back on and Sally is typing at a desk when the sound of a phone goes off
Sally: Wait wait…. Slow down, what?
Lights dim and when they come back on Sally is back in the breakroom pacing back and forth looking anxious when Angie rushes over
Angie: I came as soon as I could, what is going on?
Sally: My sister just called.
Sally: My cousin has had a baby and is placing him up for adoption. They want him to stay in the family though.
Angie: Oh my, that is BIG.
Sally: My sister called to see if I could take him when he is ready to come home from the hospital.
Angie: What are you going to do?
Sally: I don’t know, I am freaking out a little.
(Sally starts pacing)
Sally: You know what?
(Sally stops pacing)
Sally: I am going to do this! I am going to say yes and step up and become a parent.
Angie: Dare I say, I think you just got your “moment”.
(Lights dim and curtains close)