A knock at the do...

All the Way Here

Act 1



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 1
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
An apartment on Staten Island, Present Day
Act/Scene
Act 1

Scene Context

One year ago, Anna left her husband, Paul, and moved across the country to start up

Scene Text

A knock at the door.

A beat.

Another knock, louder this time.

ANNA, early 20s, rushes in from an adjoining bedroom.

She hisses towards the door.

ANNA One minute!

Anna goes to her purse and digs out a five dollar bill. She goes to the door and swings it open.

ANNA Sorry, I was--

Outside the door stands PAUL, flanked by ALEX, both early 20s.

A beat.

ANNA Hi.

PAUL Hi.

ANNA (re: the bill in her hand) I thought you were someone else.

PAUL I bet.

ALEX Hey, Anna.

Anna nods to Alex.

A long beat.

PAUL Can we come in?

ANNA Sure.

Anna steps aside and Paul and Alex enter the apartment.

Paul takes it in.

PAUL When I heard you went to New York, this isn’t what I expected.

ANNA It’s cheap. Well, cheaper. Than other places.

PAUL It doesn’t feel like New York.

ANNA Well, it is.

PAUL It’s