Marie has been married to Joseph Vita for many years. However,
ADELE I don’t want you to go through all this trouble, Mrs. Vita. This is far too much.
MARIE It’s no trouble at all. And please, Marie would be fine. “Mrs. Vita” sounds like a drag.
Marie places the tray on the table between the two.
ADELE Marie then.
Marie picks up the tea pot.
ADELE I’m fine, thank you.
MARIE More for me, I suppose.
Marie pours a cup of tea for herself and sits down.
MARIE (CONT’D) Tea is actually my life. I don’t start my day without it, cant go to sleep without it. I’m hooked.
ADELE It’s better to be hooked on tea than many other things.
MARIE As I tell my husband. But I guess I have find myself far more dependent on it than I should.
ADELE Too much of anything can be harmful.
MARIE As I tell my husband. (chuckles) I should stamp
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