by Kerry Elson
SCENE 1. an activities club near Union Square in Manhattan. KERRY is sitting with MATT at a romantic dining table for two.
KERRY : O, Matt of Astoria, just just exactly How pleasant to meet up with you right here, as of this club, that we selected especially for the special rendezvous. Plus it is where we meet all my Tinder dates For the very first time Because i’m comforted by routines. Pray tell, hath ye siblings?
MATT : i actually do maybe maybe maybe not understand that last thing about the bar but – Indeed if you meant To tell me! I will explain my older sibling.
Enter BARTENDER .
BARTENDER : we hath seen this girl frequently At our establishment but every time she doth speak to a unique brown-haired gentleman, Perchance seeking love or At someone that is least with who to look at Netflix’s GLOW . She constantly orders Bell’s Two Hearted Ale But, lo, I will imagine i actually do perhaps not understand.
Exeunt KERRY , MATT , and BARTENDER .
SCENE 2. the sports that are same. KERRY is sitting with ANDREW in the table that is same two.
KERRY : God speed, good Andrew of Bushwick! Until our merry chat this eve, I didn’t understand a great deal about Walking meditation, the keto diet, And Karl Ove Knausgaard. Many thanks for the teachings!
Enter BARTENDER .
BARTENDER : for she and I have A tacit understanding though I expect anoth’r order of Bells Two Hearted, I won’t say anything until The lady states her drink order.
Flourish. Exeunt KERRY , ANDREW , and BARTENDER .
SCENE 3. The sidewalk ahead of the club. Enter KERRY .
KERRY : (apart) O, with such dread, But at least I can count on The predictable setting of This bar as I approach the bar, I feel a pitter-pat in my heart, For dating fills me!Read More »The Bar Where We Meet Tinder Dates Is Out of Company: A Shakespearean Tragedy