Wednesday, May 28th 2020
AT RISE: It is afternoon after a long day of “Distance Learning” in Corona Quarantine. Jennifer and Paul are sitting down to destress over a nice little therapeutic round of Backgammon.
PAUL: [Shaking the dice cup]: Are you ready to get your butt kicked?
JENNIFER: [Unintimidated.] Oh really!
PAUL: Yeah. You were just talking about your weak lower back and everything.
JENNIFER: Oh I see how it is. Alright Mr. Sniffles. I call my weak back and raise you your blocked sinuses!
GAVIN: Alright you two. Let ME settle this. You’re BOTH old!!
JENNIFER: We’ll see about that. [Rolls dice. Moves her pieces the wrong way on the board.]
PAUL: Wait, did I set up the board wrong?
JENNIFER: No. It looks good.
PAUL: OK. [Takes his turn.]
JENNIFER: Wait, did I move my pieces the wrong way?
JENNIFER: And you didn’t say anything?
JENNIFER: Wow. You think Backgammon is such a pleasant little game…
GAVIN: But then YOU TWO turn it into a death match!
PAUL: Yeah pretty much.
JENNIFER: Sounds about right. Whose turn is it?