If You’ll Just Let Me…


THE JUDGES ASSEMBLE TO JUDGE THE ENTRIES IN A PLAY WRITING CONTEST. JOHN IS SEATED AT THE TABLE. LEWIS ENTERS

JOHN
Oh hi. Its er…
LEWIS
That’s right. Have we had many…
JOHN
I don’t know. I know there’s been a few but I think that Monica is…

MONICA ENTERS

MONICA
Hi Guys. Have you two…
JOHN
Oh yes. We saw each other in Helsinki. Wasn’t it the…
LEWIS
The Craft awards yes. Lets hope this is not so controversial. I don’t think I could stand another…
MONICA
Why what happened? I do like a good…
JOHN
Oh nothing so exciting Monica. Just a bit of controversy over the winner. It got blown all of all…
LEWIS
A bit of controversy. I thinks that’s putting it…
JOHN
Well it was all a stunt if you ask me. How could you announce a winner who is…

CAROL ENTERS

CAROL
Hi guys. Sorry I’m late. I got a bit…
MONICA
The boys have just been filling me in about Helsinki. Come on John. I want to hear all the…
CAROL
So that’s what you’ve been up to. Talking about me behind my…
JOHN
No Carol. I didn’t mean to…
CAROL
It’s all forgotten you said. Let’s move on you said. Then I walk in here and…
JOHN
Carol, you’ve got it all
MONICA
Would someone mind telling me…
LEWIS
I’ll tell you Monica. It was a put up job. It was a…
CAROL
How dare you. You know very well that…
LEWIS
Oh I know what you say. Trying to make out that butter wouldn’t melt in…
JOHN
Lewis stop it. There is no need to start making nasty accusations when we don’t know the full…
MONICA
Will someone, for God’s sake…
JOHN
The winner turned out to be Carol’s brother. But there was no way it could be fixed. All the entries were anonymous. Carol wouldn’t have known…
CAROL
Exactly. I just wish Lewis here would accept that so that we can…
LEWIS
Oh. I’ll accept it. But there is one condition. One thing that you must…
CAROL
Go on then. Name it if you are so determined to..
LEWIS
Your brother must return the prize. Keep the title but lose the…
CAROL
Not the Sauna! He loves it. He uses it every single…
LEWIS
I don’t see why he’s so attached to it. It’s not as if he’s…
ALL
Finnish!