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Victoria and Jerry are a happily married couple. Victory is an actress on a popular TV sitcom, and a winner of numerous Emmys. They appear to be perfect. As the curtain opens, Jerry and Victoria are getting ready for a small get together. We are invited into their personal life underneath the glitz and glam.


Submitted:Dec 1, 2013    Reads: 36    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


Time: 15-20 min.

Actors: One Male, One Female

Acts/Scenes: One Act/One Scene Play

Setting: Victoria and her husband are in the kitchen. Victoria is thin, beautiful although she looks hollow, a lot older than 26. Her husband Jerry is in good shape, very attractive, he is 33. They are both dressed in the latest fashion. Victoria isdressed up. It is 10 am. There are bottles of vodka on the kitchen counter. Jerry is making Martini's while Victoria keeps pouring shots for herself.

Curtain rises:

Victoria a young beautiful woman, her blonde hair is up in up do. She is wearing a long red silk-velvet gown, backless. She is extremely thin, hollow. She is holding a martini glass in her left hand. Her nails are polished, deep maroon. A 5 carat Tiffany Pink diamond hangs loosely on her ring finger. Her right hand is holding on to the granite kitchen counter, her thin wrist is decorated by a 5 row diamond bracelet.

Jerry is behind the counter facing the audience. He is dressed in a black Prada suit. His maroon Prada shirt matches the color of Victories polished fingers. His Prada belt clasp shines. His features are soft. He looks a lot younger than his 33 years. He is stunning, and captivating.

Victoria

(drinks a shot, begins to her strap which was falling off one shoulders. She turns to the left, martini in her left hand. Attempts to meet Jerry's gaze, as she softly asks). How do I look?

Jerry

(busy mixing martini's doesn't look at her) What?

Victoria

I asked you, a very important question! What have you gone death?

Jerry

I didn't hear you. Loose the attitude. Can't you fucking see I am attempting to make drinks for you and your friends.

Victoria

No. You choose not to hear me.

Jerry

What? I swear you are fucked.

Victoria

(has another shot) Oh, why don't you just go fuck yourself.(she slams the shot glass against the counter)

Jerry

I said loose the fucking attitude!

Victoria

God, honey why don't you just relax. Anyway just tell me if I look good or not. You gotta be honest with me.

Jerry

You look great. I love that dress. (he gives her a quick peck on the lips, as he continues to shake the martini mixer)

Victoria

That's all you needed to say. Did you make the call?(she picks up a fresh martini of the granite kitchen counter, and begins drinking it)

Jerry

Yeah.

Victoria

How long ago?

Jerry

I am not sure. Uh…about 30 minutes ago.

Victoria

And?

Jerry

I left a message.

Victoria

(reaches across to the table picks up a cell phone) Well call again.

Jerry

Oh, what the fuck. (he appears frustrated as he pours the martini mix into martini glasses arranged in four rows on the granite kitchen table.) Fine I'll call again.

Victoria

You know Tanya is going to be here in a couple of hours. Everything has to be perfect.

Jerry

Everything will be fine. I am going to call right now. (he finishes pouring the martini mix into the martini glasses and places the martini mixer on the counter.)

Victoria

You better make the call right now.

Jerry

(Takes his cell phone that she has been holding out for him. He makes the call.)

Victoria

Well what happened?

Jerry

I'm gonna go pick it up. Just fucking watch yourself with the drinking. You already are hammered. Didn't you say you wanted everything to be perfect.

Victoria

Yeah…and I can handle it. Who the fuck are you to tell me what to do. (she pours herself a shot of vodka. Drinks it. Puts the shot glass back on the counter) Do you see me telling you how to fucking behave. Everything is fucked up. Its all fucked.

Jerry

Nothing is fucked. Why don't you come with me?

Victoria

Why the fuck should I? So I don't get shitfaced while your gone? What your actually concerned? Since when? You fucking asshole! ( her body is trembling)

Jerry

I do all this shit for you. I fucking love you. I take care of you. I have you ready for your shoots, for all your fucking auditions. You're just a fucking bitch. You don't appreciate a single fucking thing I do for you.

Victoria

(sarcastly) Oh, sweetie. I appreciate everything you do for me. How you make sure I am at work. How you make sure nobody writes anything about me in the tabloids. Oh yes, you take care of everything. You're just a fucking angel.

Jerry

I gotta go pick that shit up. FOR YOU!!!

Victoria

(she takes a glass of martini, chugs the whole thing) Urgh….oh yeah you do it JUST FOR ME!! I am your fucking money machine. You don't even have to work anymore. That's why you fucking do all of that shit. You are a STAR because of me. I MADE YOU A STAR! You fucking ASSHOLE!!!! If you weren't fucking married to me you wouldn't be anybody, you fucking idiot. Just fucking go, get the shit. I got nothing else to say to you. You are a NOBODY. You hear me NOBODY!!!!

Jerry

I don't give a shit about any of this shit. I moved to LA, for you. I gave up my life for you. Fucking wake up. I love you. You are so blind, your so fucked that you can't even fucking see that. You want all that shit to be in the tabloids. You would be ruined. It would kill you. So fucking sober up. Wake up! You stupid bitch (he raises his hand as to slap her, he can't bring himself to do it.)

Victoria

(begins to laugh) You fucking pussy you can't even slap me. You wanna slap me? Huh…do ya. Than just fucking go head an do it. HAHAHAHAHA oh wait you can't even if you wanted to. My make up artist would wonder what happened to my perfect face. Easy divorce….an abusive husband.....well you know how all of that works! Don't you my love?

Jerry

You still don't get it do you? I fucking wanna beat the shit out of you. BUT I LOVE YOU! I can't take seeing you like this. For once just wake up. What the fuck?(with one sweep of his hand across the counter all the martini glass fall on the floor. Vodka is spilled everywhere).

Victoria

We have fucking company coming over and you make a fucking mess. Do I fucking look like I have the energy to fucking clean up your shit. Huh? Do I? You can't even control yourself. So what…you fucking know why I am drinking. If you took care of all the shit last night…I wouldn't fucking be like this. I always have to fucking take care of everything. HA…you tell me to grow up? Look at your fucking self. Your worse of than me. I specifically told you to pick it up yesterday. So I would fucking not be drunk. Do you even know how important it is for me to see Tanya? Do you?

Jerry

Yeah…I do. So fucking sober up. I will be back in ten minutes. Everything will be taken care of. Go fucking lie down. Watch TV. Do something besides drink. It ain't fucking helping you.

Victoria

(begins to cry…holding herself up by the counter. She is hysterical)

Jerry

(he grabs his wife…he holds her. She is crying in his arms. He is kissing her face, her tears). My lil one…I swore to take care of you. Everything is going to be alright. Daddy will fix everything. Its okay. Don't you wanna impress Tanya. Now just calm down okay. I will be back. You just sit down…or go lie down. You will be better soon. I promise.

Victoria

I'm sorry (still sobbing) I love you. Just go.

Jerry

Okay…I'll be right back. (he kisses her) Just relax okay. I will be back in five minutes. Just relax.

Victoria

Okay….I'll be waiting.

Jerry

(he kisses her. Gives her a hug and leaves)

Victoria

(As she sits down, she knocks over a martini glass. It smashes on the cold marble kitchen floor. she sits is still on the stool Tears begin to roll down her cheeks. After a few seconds she begins to sob. First quietly, than she can no longer contain herself. Hysteria takes over, her body begins to shake. .......She attempts to contain herself. Her head is heavy, dizzy, lightheaded, spinning. She is covered in cold sweat. With all the energy she has, She slowly begins to get up. She stands up. She than gets down on her hands and knees and begins to pick up the pieces of the smashed glass. She just holds the broken pieces in her hands. staring at the broken glass. She can end it all. She can just take the sharp glass in her hand, and run it along her veins. Clean cut. She toys with the idea as she stares at the broken glass in her hands. She loses track of time. She is snapped back into reality, as she hears the front door open. )

Jerry

(He finally returns...and finds his wife sitting on the floor holding the broken pieces of the glass. Tears are still in her eyes. He lifts her up. He takes the broken glass from her hands and gets rid of it. He kisses her. She hugs him.) Hey, hey (as he consoles her) baby girl its okay. …I am back. Everything is going to be okay now. Here baby, take this and go to the bathroom. You might need to fix your make up you look like a clown.

Victoria

(Faintly smiles at him, and gives him a little push. She takes it from him. Gives him a kiss.) Your still a fucking asshole.

Jerry

Yeah, well your still a Bitch. Go fix yourself. I'll clean the mess.(he begins to clean the mess. Sets everything up again. Begins to make martinis.

Victoria

(she leaves, to fix herself up. She returns happy, smiling, a completely changed person)

Well how do I look baby?

Jerry

(he looks at her) Absolutely gorgeous. The true movie star. You feel better now?

Victoria

Yes…I am sorry. I just wasn't myself. Sorry I said all that bullshit. You know I get a little crazy when I'm sick. I am all fixed up now.

Jerry

(he turns away from his wife. There are tears in his eyes. He wants to cry, but he has to be the man. He can't show her his weakness.) Babe?

Victoria

Yeah?(She is smiling now. She is happy, as though nothing has happened. She is perfect. She is ready.)

Jerry

This needs to end.

Victoria

What? I was just sick…I'm fine know. What the fuck is the matter with you?

Jerry

Nothing, I just want you back.

Victoria

I am right here…what are you saying?

Jerry

I can't do it anymore. You need help. You choose me or that crap. Just choose. (he sits down on the chair, puts his head in his hands)..…I don't know what to do anymore.

Victoria

Oh, hun come on. You say that all the time. Everything is fine. We have company coming over. I don't need to hear this shit right now.

Jerry

(looks at his wife. Hugs her, kisses her, looks right into her eyes) I am serious this time. I will stick around for your friends, but that's it. You make a choice.

Victoria

Oh stop being such a buzz kill. We will talk about this later. Just get everything ready they should be here soon…anyway your crap can wait. Not like, this is something new. Maybe you should go fix yourself up in the bathroom?

Jerry

Fine, (shakes his head) No, I am done fixing. No more.… you make a decision. This is not crap. You need help. You know it. I can't take this. I really can't.

Victoria

Can you just stop. I told you we will talk about this later. God…your such a fucking pussy.

Jerry

Whatever. I am tired. You entertain your friends.

Victoria

Do whatever you want. I don't need you mopping around here anyway.

Lights dim on Victoria composed sitting on the bar stool in the Kitchen. She is radiant. Jerry is standing behind the counter, looking away from her. Looking past the living room into the hall way at the door. His eyes are have tears in his eyes. He stand still. The light dims, neither one moves they are still. Frozen. The Curtain closes.





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