THREE FRIENDS (”B,” “C,” and “D”) stand in a circle, laughing and drinking and generally enjoying themselves, as friends are wont to do.
“A” stands downstage from the group, talking on a cellphone
Uh, yeah no, um…thanks. For calling. Yeah, no,
I know. Yeah. I’ll, um, I’ll talk to you later I guess.
“A” hangs up the phone, rejoins the group.
Nothing. Kerry, um…. Kerry died.
Oh. Oh my God.
Wow, um. I’m so sorry. Are you okay?
I…Yeah. I guess. Uh… (beat) Yeah.
“A” downs his/her drink.