Forgotten Eggs

Setting

A kitchen with an island in center stage. On it an open recipe book, a few mixing bowls: the ingredients to make a cake, with a box of candles, unopened. There an empty carton of eggs.  Two sisters. Beth is standing behind the island as the lights fade in. ADDY comes in with a bag of grocery. She is focused on her phone. It is late. there is a clock on the wall that shows that it is past 11pm.

BETH

Did you get them?

ADDY

You’ll never believe who I saw at the Super C.

BETH

Did you get the eggs?

ADDY

I saw – Oh.

BETH

How could you forget the eggs! I can’t‒

ADDY

I know! I know, You don’t have to say it.

BETH

Don`t I?

ADDY

Look, I’m sorry.. (silence) I’ll just go back and‒

BETH

You can’t. It’s past 11. I can’t bake a cake without eggs. (beat) What are we going to do?

ADDY

We can buy one when the store opens tomorrow? (Silence) Or not.

BETH

We could have avoided this if —

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ADDY

Of course, it’s my fault.We all know that it’s always my fault.

BETH

I didn’t say it.

ADDY

But you’re thinking it.

BETH

Don’t tell me what I’m thinking.

ADDY

(to herself)

Not fun when it’s done to you. Huh?

BETH

What did you say?

ADDY

Not important. I don’t see why we can’t just buy a cake. It’s not such a big deal. Mom won’t really care‒

BETH

Not a big deal? How can you say that?

ADDY

You shouldn’t have told everyone you’d bake the fucking cake.

BETH

It’s her fiftieth birthday! You don’t get your own mother a crappy store bought cake with her name misspelled for her fiftieth birthday!

ADDY

If getting those damn eggs was so important to you, you should have gone to the store yourself. .

BETH

Classic Addy move.

ADDY

What do you mean? ‘Classic Addy move’?

BETH

Nothing is ever your fault. Not the fender bender‒

ADDY

That was two years ago! and that guy came out of nowhere.

BETH

‒not Peach’s death‒

ADDY

I did not leave the cage open!

BETH

‒and certainly not Jason!

ADDY

So that’s it. It’s about that jerk? Again? For the hundredth time: I did not hit on your boyfriend. He’s the one who tried to get into my pants. Not me! No way. I’m not into him.


BETH

He was mine.

ADDY

Screw you. You never believe me. At least you dumped his ass.

(silence) Beth?

BETH

I’ll go see if I can find some eggs.

(BETH walks off stage, leaving ADDY alone in the kitchen with the mess.)

END

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