A two-minute play about Hope during the CoronaVirus pandemic.
[Two Jewish women are sitting on towels at Hilton Head Island Beach, South Carolina. Enjoying a Shabbat sunset. SFX of seagulls, ocean, breath of dolphins.]
Should we feel guilty??? Being here at the Beach?
The world is sick and dying from coronavirus. We’re here eating lox and bagels.
Isn’t the Ocean beautiful, Barbara?
Oh my God. Dolphins! And what a sunset, huh?
Dolphins diving for fish. So graceful. Love dolphins. Don’t you hate???? The entire world, closed.
It’s lonely in my house with despicable TV. Every day I wonder: Is it over? Then it’s Worse.
Look! Seagulls, stealing the dolphin’s fish! Love seagulls.
Voracious eaters! Poor fish.
Hey! Let’s pretend everyone in the world is healed. Waves! Soothe us to sleep!
I haven’t slept in weeks. What if I get corona? If my husband dies, I refuse to live.
Dolphins. Seagulls. Humans…. Only the strong survive. Like us. And our Ocean is always here…
Barbara, everything is going to be… all right.
Beth, you are such an annoying Pollyanna!
Shabbat Shalom, Girl Friend.
Shabbat Shalom, Barbara.
(SFX Dolphins breathing. Seagulls screaming. Ocean swooshing.)
Everything will be All Right.
END of play
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