Rumors

(Quickly) Cookie dropped her ice bag a

Ernie Cusack

Rumors

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Act I
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Late 1980s. A quiet May evening at a restored, upscale Victorian home in Palisades, formerly Sneden’s Landing, about twenty miles north of New York City.
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Monologue Context

Psychoanalyst Ernie and his wife, Cookie -- a TV chef -- have arrived late to a party at their

Monologue Text

(Quickly) Cookie dropped her ice bag and slipped against the stove. The hot platter was about to fall on her, so I lifted it up. Then I dropped it on the table and it broke the water pitcher and the glass shattered on her arm and she’s bleeding like hell. I got a dish towel on her wrist and I propped her up against a cabinet. But I need some bandages for her arm and some ointment for my fingers. I never saw anything happen so fast.

Simon, Neil. Rumors Samuel French Acting Edition, p.40



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