So I’m in an Intro to Theatre course and I’ve got an assignment due in about 2 hours. I haven’t been procrastinating, I just cannot think of a single good idea. So I turn to the Teeming Millions for help.
I have to write the first five minutes of a play, to be expanded on later. It’s set in a bar, some whole in the wall, basically. A nighborhood watering hole. The play must include two - three characters, both male and female. There is no change of scene, stay in the main barroom. Must contain action, in the sense that they can’t just sit arround gossiping. The characters must have very different personalities. The professor should be able to tell them apart just from their speaking patterns. There must be some form of conflist. And of course, it has to last about 5 minutes.
So any ideas? I’m absolutely stuck. Everything I think of is cliched. She won’t accept anything that isn’t original.