• Tea Party, Act 1, Scene 6

    Scene Six: Amelia’s backyard. A large, round table is set up between to flower beds. Beatrice: Tea! Someone get the tea! Amelia: (staring at Beatrice as though she has lost her mind) The teapot is on the table. Beatrice: Oh, okay. What about the pie? Patience: It’s inside with Amelia’s cookies, Calvin’s cake, Rupert’s brownies, and my fudge. Calvin: Okay. Rupert, come help me. Amelia: I’ll go, too. Amelia, Calvin, and Rupert exit. They return a minute later with a plate of cookies, the pie, the cake, a platter of brownies, and a pile of fudge. Patience: I hope they taste as good as they look. Amelia: I’m sure it…

  • Tea Party, Act 1, Scene 2

    Scene Two: Calvin’s backyard. A square table is set up surrounded by hedges. Amelia: (sighs dramatically) Another tea party, another death. Who will die today? Patience: No one’s going to die, Amelia. Beatrice’s death was a once in a lifetime sort of thing. No one will die today. Rupert: Did Amelia bake cookies again? Amelia: Of course not! Actually, Calvin did. Rupert: (looking around) Where is he? Calvin: Behind you. Enter Calvin. He is holding a plate with a dark brown cake covered in slightly dark, white frosting and a pile of sprinkles in the middle. He sets the cake down in the middle of the table. Patience: (staring at…