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1     2     3      a     play     about     abandonment     and     ballroom     dancing                 By     Lila     R...
____________________________________________________________________________             This     play     is     dedicate...
PROLOGUE                 Breakfast.           3     girls.               1     is     17,          2     is     15,     an...
3           Sarah     was     three     towns     ago.               I     like     Lynne.                 2           Wha...
3           Or     cuntslime.                 2           You     want     us     to     call     you     that            ...
1           Cut     it     out.                 2           They     shouldn   t     blow     things     up.              ...
3           Yeah.          Lynne.               She     dances.                 1           Do     you     guys     rememb...
3      They     would     be     taught     nice     things     to     say.               You     know     how     we     ...
1           Too     memorable.                 3           Esmie                  2           Esmie.                 1    ...
OFFSTAGE     OFFICER            Through     a     megaphone           DOWN     ON      YOUR     KNEES                HANDS...
ACT     ONE     -          SCENE     ONE                 Breakfast.               A     Diner.               2     weeks  ...
3           They     call     me     Shirl.                 1           No     they     don   t.                 3        ...
1           What     are     you     talking     about                     And     where     is     the     waiter        ...
1           Because     that   s     not-     -               that   s     not     what     you     do.                 2 ...
2           I   m     not     going.                 3           My     foster     brother     saw     Mom     and     Dad...
2           I   m     beautiful.                 LUKE           Hot     chocolates     on     the     house               ...
LUKE           No.                 3           What     are     you                  LUKE           My     Dad     is     ...
LUKE           Here                  2           Yeah.                 LUKE           My     Mom     doesn   t     like   ...
LUKE           I     know     what     I   m     doing.                 Luke     puts     2     back     on     her     fe...
SCENE     TWO                 Cha-  Cha.                 Luke     comes     into     a     dark     basement,     which   ...
2           Why     would     she     say     that                  LUKE           Oh.               I   m     sorry.     ...
LUKE           Your     Sister     mentioned     that     you     don   t     leave     the     basement     much.        ...
2           I     dance     by     myself.                 LUKE           One     of     those.            2           One...
2                     I     won   t     follow.            LUKE      You     can     freestyle     for     now.           ...
2      Does     your     Dad     rob     banks             LUKE      No.            2      Does     he     blow     things...
SCENE     THREE                 In     a     window.           1     lights     a     candle      She     performs     an ...
1           No     you   re     not.                 3           On     her     show     she     said     send     me     ...
1           We     made     definite     eye     contact     today     in     school.               This     is     the   ...
3           Roar.               Rooaaarrrrrr.               ROOOAAAARRRR             1           Stop     it.             ...
1           We     are     not     making     a     video.                 3           I   ll     become     a     media  ...
1            Reading              The     Velveteen     Rabbit     or     How     Toys     Become     Real.              S...
SCENE     FOUR                 Waltz.           Luke     comes     in     agitated.          2     is     barefoot     aga...
2           When     I     do     things     on     purpose     I     break     them.                    I     gotta     d...
2      I     usually     break     things     instead.               If     I     do     cry,     I     don   t     let   ...
LUKE           I     could     get     in     trouble.                 2           Telling     the     truth     gets     ...
2           If     you     kiss     me,     I   ll     dance     perfect.                 LUKE           Perfectly.       ...
LUKE      We     live,     as     we     dream,     alone.                    It   s     beautiful.                 2     ...
2           And     1     2     3.          And     1     2     3.            LUKE           Our     eyes     would     me...
LUKE           You     go     onto     a     new     partner.                 2           So     we     never     talk.   ...
1      I   m     making     sure     you     don   t     waste     these     lessons.               You     think     they...
1           One     person.          They     have     a     noble     mission.     They     want     to     save     live...
SCENE     FIVE                 Breakfast.               A     Diner.                 1           She   s     late.        ...
3           Yes.                 1           No     for     both     of     us.                 3           Yes     for   ...
3           What     did     one     ghost     say     to     another                  1           Not     now.           ...
3           We   re     going     to     make     one     for     Mom.                           1           Actually,    ...
3           When     is     next     time           I     miss     you     guys.          My     foster     brother     ma...
2           When                  1           Soon.                 3           She     can     be     our     Mom     aga...
2      I   m     saying     I     don   t     want     to     see     Mom.            1      You     don   t     mean     ...
SCENE     SIX                 Tango.                      T     wears     a     tiara.                 LUKE           You ...
2           V-     jeweled.               When     you     make     your     downstairs     sparkle.                 LUKE ...
LUKE           Watch.                Luke     dances     the     male     part     of     tango     as     a     solo.    ...
LUKE      It   s     in     the     newspaper.            2      So             LUKE           Come     closer.           ...
LUKE      Sure     you     can.            2      You     don   t     know     me.               I     just-              ...
LUKE           Don   t     make     fun     of     my     Mom.               She     works     very     hard.             ...
SCENE     SEVEN                 3     speaks     into     an     old     ham     radio.                She     announces. ...
She     taught     me     to     cuss     when     we     were     little.                    Cunt     she   d     say.   ...
SCENE     EIGHT                 Breakfast.               A     Diner.          Christmas.                 3     is     alo...
3           I     ordered.                 1           I   m     only     a     few     minutes     late.                 ...
1           You     were     so     busy,     you     must     not     have-                      2           You     were...
2           How     did     Mom     buy     a     house                  1           I     don   t     know.              ...
1           Of     course     I     read     it.                 2           Thanks.                 3           When   s ...
2      It     was     my     first.                         That   s     the     most     important     one.              ...
2      It     was.                 1           You     wet     yourself.                 3           At     least     we  ...
3           You     didn   t     eat.                 1           Don   t     go.               Mom     will     be     he...
      LUKE                                                    2      Love.                                         Practic...
2           I     can   t.                           LUKE           Forget     it.               I     never     should   ...
ACT     TWO     -          SCENE     ONE                 1     is     a     Professor     now.               She     is   ...
This     is     outrageous.                    What     does     this     teach     you                I     wanted     to...
SCENE     TWO                 Breakfast.               A     Denny   s.          Burbank.                                1...
3           What            1           Phones.                 3           Oh,     one     is     for     my     work.   ...
1           What     do     you     hear     from-                      3           T                Or     whatever     s...
      3      I     told     her     you   d     be     here.            1      Ok.                 3           Listen,    ...
2           Mom     really     brainwashed     you,     didn   t     she                  1      Those     are     my     ...
1      Wow.            LUKE      We     finally     made     it     to     the     World.                    It     only  ...
LUKE           Nothing.                 2           Well,     we     gotta     go.                           LUKE         ...
3           Tense                  1           Tense.                 3           Yeah.                 1           She   ...
3           I     want     to     see     you.               Um.               Let     me     check     my     schedule.  ...
SCENE     THREE                 A     hotel     room.           Luke     has     many     apples.          He     eats    ...
2      You   re     mad     I     forgot                     Is     that     what     this     is     about             LU...
LUKE      Will     you     marry     me            A     beat                     T                     I     can   t     ...
SCENE     FOUR                 Two     conversations.            2     calls     1      Luke     calls     3            2 ...
      LUKE      We     had     a     fight.            1                              3       Awake      We   ll     figur...
1      I     don   t     text.            2      You     haven   t     changed     at     all.            3      Hold     ...
SCENE     FIVE                 3   s     Office.           Luke     is     asleep     next     to     his     apples.     ...
3           Shit.                    Ok.          I   ll     get     you     up     to     speed.               You     ge...
LUKE           Today     you   ll     be     learning     the     Mambo.                    Has     anyone     ever     he...
3           You     want     this     job                Or     no                  LUKE           You     asked     me   ...
SCENE     SIX                 3   s     office.                 3           What     the     fuck     were     you     thi...
LUKE           I     know.          I   m     sorry.          I   m     a     mess.               My     mom     is     lo...
LUKE           No.                 3                 singing     a     little      You     put     your     right     foot...
LUKE           You   re     a     good     teacher.            3           But     there   s     more.               There...
3           You     guys     are     a     mess.                      LUKE           Yes,     but-                      3 ...
SCENE     SEVEN                 3     leaves     a     series     of     messages     for     Luke.                    She...
3            Taking     a     pill           Luke-                      1            To     3           Let     me     fin...
3      An     old     fashioned     seduction.            1      What             3      Ingredients           a     lady,...
SCENE     EIGHT                 Breakfast.          A     Diner.                      2     tries     to     knit.        ...
3           I     didn   t     screw     all     that     up.                    You     guys     broke     up.           ...
1           You     know     why     we   re     here.                    There   s     paperwork     to     sign.        ...
      3      I     don   t     know.           Little     beat           Nevermind.            3     takes     a     pill....
SCENE     NINE                 3     videos     herself     with     the     small     handheld     camera     from     ch...
2      Where     was     I     gonna     go             1      Still,     I     never     thought     I   d     see     yo...
2      1           They     have     to     come.                         Come     on.               We      I     didn   ...
2      Wake     up     3.                    Wake     up.               We   re     here.               Come     on,     w...
SCENE     TEN                 A     eulogy                 2           She     loved     TV.               TV     was     ...
EPILOGUE                 Five     years     later.                 A     historical     mansion     in     Newport.       ...
LUKE           Stay.               Stay     in     it,     please.               It   s     beautiful.                    ...
LUKE           She     has     new     partner     now.               He   s     very     tall.                 Beat.     ...
LUKE           I     brought     you     a     flower.                 1           Cut     flowers     are     silly.     ...
LUKE      Take     me     to     the     ballroom.                      1      Luke-                 LUKE      Please     ...
LUKE      I     wonder     sometimes,     but     then     I     think     it   s     too     late     for     me     to  ...
2           Imagine     you   re     in     a     long     russet     gown     and     I   m-                she     grabs...
2           I     would     take     your     hand     and     you     would     smile     and     look     away.         ...