Monday, January 9, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: STACY'S COOKIES

STACY'S COOKIES by William Ivor Fowkes is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

WILLIAM IVOR FOWKES is a playwright based in New York City. His plays include SUNSHINE QUEST (Fresh Fruit Festival), ALL IN THE FACULTY (Dramatists Play Service), AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK (Gallery Players, Brooklyn), THE BEST PLACE WE’VE EVER LIVED (Love Creek Productions), THE DAKOTA (Best Short Play, Downtown Urban Theater Festival), THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA (First Prize, McLean Drama Company), THE NEXT MOVE (Best New One-Act Play, Brevard Theater), and others. For more information: www.williamivorfowkes.com.

Thanks to William Ivor Fowkes for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from his play STACY'S COOKIES.

   STACY 
Okay—what’s your favorite nut? 
   KEVIN 
YOU’RE my favorite nut. 
   (KEVIN snuggles up to STACY.) 
   KEVIN 
My favorite widdle nut! 
   (KEVIN kisses STACY.) 
   STACY 
Serious! 
   KEVIN 
Uh . . . Pistachios? 
   STACY 
Bingo! 
   KEVIN 
Chocolate chips and pistachios in the same cookie? You’re a genius! 
   STACY 
And a teaspoon of that Amaretto liqueur, like always. 
   KEVIN 
You are too much! 
(KEVIN kisses STACY again. )
   STACY 
(joking)
You mean I should go on a diet?
 
   KEVIN  
No! What? 
   (realizing it’s a joke) 
Oh—ha! Ha! You know I think you’re perfect just the way you are. 
   STACY 
Watcha watching? Where’s Dancing with the Stars? 
   KEVIN 
The News . . . Another woman came forward. Says Donald Trump accosted her in the parking lot of a Seven Eleven in Florida ten years ago. Lured her into his limo and then did stuff. 
   STACY 
That’s ridiculous—Donald would never go to a Seven Eleven! 
   KEVIN 
I know. She’s makin’ it all up. 
   STACY 
Probably just wants some attention. 
   KEVIN 
That’s what they all want. Or money. Or something. 
   STACY 
And look at her! Why would Donald waste his time with someone ugly like that? He was around all those models all the time back then. 
   KEVIN 
They’ll do anything to drag him down. 
   (shouting at the TV) 
Don’t let them stop you! We believe you, Donald! 
   STACY 
And if it really happened, why’d she wait ten years to say anything? 
   KEVIN 
Cuz someone put her up to it. Paid her off or something. She’s got nothing to lose. 
   STACY 
Shameful. Shameful. 
   (They watch for a few more moments.) 
   STACY 
Look at those tears . . . 
   (softening) 
Almost seem real, though. 
   KEVIN 
She’s probably an actress. 
   (They watch for a few more moments.) 
   STACY 
   (a little more sternly) 
You know, if anything really did happen, I’m sure she was just asking for it. You know how some of these women carry on. Especially down in Florida.