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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: THE FLUIDITY OF TRUTH

THE FLUIDITY OF TRUTH by Matthew Weaver is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

MATTHEW WEAVER is a Spokane, Wash. playwright. His writing has been performed in Washington State, Canada, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.
https://newplayexchange.org/users/9069/matthew-weaver
BED RIDE production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvFLNvQZMGk GLUTTONY AND LUST ARE FRIENDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BygMxGrpBUA

Thanks to Matthew Weaver for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from his play THE FLUIDITY OF TRUTH.

   GINA
And I’m complaining. I’m pressing charges. 
   POLICE OFFICER 
Really? Still? After all that? 
   GINA 
Yes, really. How would you like it if somebody grabbed your chest and said “Honka honka”? 
   (GINA grabs the POLICE OFFICER’s chest.) 
   POLICE OFFICER 
   (scary intense) 
Ma’am! 
   DONNIE 
Hey now! 
   POLICE OFFICER 
Back up, ma’am. That’s assault. 
   GINA 
I know it is. I was just showing you - 
   POLICE OFFICER 
Get down on the ground. Get down on the ground. Get down on the ground. All units, all units, requesting backup. Woman in (describes GINA’s outfit) assaulting police officer. Woman assaulting police officer. 
   DONNIE 
Terrible. Just terrible. 
   GINA 
You - 
   (GINA lunges at DONNIE. The POLICE OFFICER grabs her, forces her to the ground.) 
   POLICE OFFICER 
You saw that, right? 
   DONNIE 
Saw the whole thing, with my own two eyes. 
   POLICE OFFICER 
   (to audience) 
You all saw that, right? 
   DONNIE 
Better frisk her, officer. 
   GINA 
Keep your goddamn hands off me. 
   DONNIE 
Very cranky. I think she’s probably unstable.

   (The POLICE OFFICER cuffs GINA.) 
   POLICE OFFICER 
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, then one will be provided to you ... 
   (The POLICE OFFICER forces GINA up.) 

   GINA 
Please. This isn’t - this isn’t right. 
   (POLICE OFFICER hauls GINA away. As they exit ...) 
   DONNIE 
Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

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