The Grand Charade:
A Play In One Act
The scene is set in a home. It is suburban, of middle class roots.
A MAN, our protagonist, gallantly and with no regard for himself, begins to empty the dishwasher.
A WOMAN, his wife stops him and speaks: Do not worry about those. I’ll empty it later.
MAN can no longer live in this house of lies, and moves in with Babbette, a worldly wise waitress at the coffee shop where lost souls gather to curse their fate and the state of a sad and cruel world.
They smoke. They drink whiskey. Eventually, they die.