A One Act Play


A ONE-ACT PLAY


SETTING

Sun Moon Market

1507 W 24th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Dimly lit convenience store with 7 aisles, large coolers, and a counter without protective glass. A 90s era television in view from the front door, tuned into a Korean drama. Shelves display chips, soda, liquor, snacks, hats, bandanas, t-shirts, and durags. Store also carries basic cleaning and cooking materials.


CHARACTERS

Steve, 55 years old

Shop-owner. Korean man.

He has short, peppered hair and wears a t-shirt and jeans.


John, 50 years old

Customer. Black man.

He wears a black baseball cap, black zip up sweatshirt, t-shirt, and jeans.


ACT ONE


SCENE ONE


Summertime 2019. Sunday, early afternoon. Steve is the only person in the market, and stands behind the counter. John hastily walks into the shop and heads right, towards the fridge in the back of the store.


JOHN

What’s up man?!


Steve grins without looking away from the TV.

John grabs a Modelo from the fridge.


JOHN

Damn man, your shit ain’t never cold!


STEVE

What you say, boy?!


John shakes his head dramatically.

Steve stands and yells across the store.



JOHN (wryly)

Better watch who you talkin’ to like that, or else I’ll burn this motherfucker down.


John walks to the front with Modelo in hand, takes cash out of his pocket and slides it towards

Steve across the counter.

Steve takes change out of the register and places it in John’s hand.

JOHN

You give me back the right amount?


STEVE

I’ll keep the change.


John pockets the change.


JOHN

You’re cheap.



John walks out of the store, as Steve yells after him.


STEVE

You’re lazy.


Steve laughs.


END OF PLAY