SETTING: In the hospital hallway.
AT RISE: PATRICK is standing at the wall,
dialing his cell phone. The phone connects and we hear it ringing offstage. PATRICK brings the phone up to his ear.
(Offstage. ADAM’s voicemail picks up.)
This is Adam. Leave a message after the beep.
Uh, Adam – this is Pat. Mom’s in the hospital. She’s dying. Call me back as soon as you get this.
(PATRICK hangs up and dials again.)
(Phone ringing. SCOTT’s voicemail picks up.)
Hi, this is Scott Johnson. Please leave a message after the tone and I will return your call shortly. Thank you.
Scott – Where the hell are you? This is Pat. Mom’s in the hospital dying. Call back as soon as you can!
(PATRICK hangs up, exhales loudly and dials again.)
(Phone ringing. EVAN’s voicemail picks up.)
Evan’s not here. Leave a message and I’ll call you back.
Jesus Fucking Christ!
(The two nurses at the far end of the counter turn to look at him.)
Evan. Mom’s in the hospital – dying! Call back when you get this!
(PATRICK hangs up and puts the phone back into his pocket. He leans back against the wall and stares off into space.)
(END OF SCENE)
On to Scene 5