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.

Photo by Frank J. Schlueter [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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