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Coffee Therapy — the play

SCENE 11
DARNELL sits in DR. LOUISE DUBINSCOTT’S office. DR. DUBINSCOTT smokes. CORRIE, who is very pregnant and holds a baby in her arms, stands with her back to the audience, such that her pregnancy and baby are not in full view. DARNELL listens as CORRIE speaks to DR. DUBINSCOTT.

CORRIE
He says we need a babysitter so he can go play tennis, or jerk off, or do whatever he does. I don’t like leaving the baby with Darnell for a day, but I have to work. If we pay a babysitter then it doesn’t make sense for me to work.

DUBINSCOTT
And of course, when you get home, you’re tired.

CORRIE
Exhausted.

DUBINSCOTT
looking at Corrie’s stomach
How far along are you?
She turns, with the baby, showing the extent of her pregnancy.

CORRIE
Eight months.

DUBINSCOTT
And this one is…how old now?

CORRIE
Nine months.

DUBINSCOTT
to DARNELL, exhaling smoke in his face
You pig.

CORRIE
I’m burned out and frustrated all the time.
DUBINSCOTT points at DARNELL, dismissively. CORRIE doesn’t look at him.

DUBINSCOTT
And he doesn’t help much?

CORRIE
Not a bit.

DUBINSCOTT
You’re a single parent.

CORRIE
Exactly.

DARNELL
Wait a minute.

DUBINSCOTT
ignoring DARNELL
So being single would be the same difference.

CORRIE
Just about. Except my life would be calmer.

DARNELL
whining
Hey. I shouldn’t have to babysit all day on Saturday. It’s my day off.
Pause. DUBINSCOTT turns to DARNELL, irritated.

DUBINSCOTT
You’re not babysitting. Babysitting is when you take care of somebone else’s child.

DARNELL
But…

DUBINSCOTT
to CORRIE
Personally, I don’t see the point in you two staying together, unless he changes. And it doesn’t sound like he’s going to.
DR. DUBINSCOTT gets up and looks at the baby in CORRIE’S arms. She becomes serene.

DUBINSCOTT
Ah, she’s asleep. How lovely.

CORRIE
serene, relieved
Finally.
DARNELL tries, without success, to participate in all the serenity.

DARNELL
She sleeps through the night pretty well.
CORRIE and DR. DUBINSCOTT turn and glare at DARNELL.

DUBINSCOTT
Listen, can either of you remember, back? What was it you wanted when you first got married?

CORRIE
gently, sincerely
I thought we could build a home together.

DARNELL
agitated
Psh.
DUBINSCOTT turns to DARNELL, accusingly

DUBINSCOTT
What?

DARNELL
Nothing.

DUBINSCOTT
Did you hear what she said?

DARNELL
Sure.

DUBINSCOTT
What? What did she say?

DARNELL
She wants to buy a house.
sarcastically
We can really afford that.

DUBINSCOTT
I don’t think that’s what she meant at all.
to CORRIE
Is it?

CORRIE
No.

DUBINSCOTT
to CORRIE
Tell him again.

CORRIE
I thought we could build a home together.

DARNELL
And I said there’s no way we can afford that!

CORRIE
I mean a life, not the physical structure of a house.

DUBINSCOTT
Listen, you two. Just get a divorce. That’s my advice.
to CORRIE
Corrie, people make mistakes. We learn from them – grow – and move on.
silence
Of course, you could come back next week and we could…try again.

DARNELL
discouraged
I don’t know if we can make it next week.

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