This play is also one of three in Barnes' collection
Don't Mention It.
A play in one act. Amy chooses to have
an abortion after discovering she’s pregnant with the child of her married
boss. Claudia discovers she’ll never be able to have children of her own.
Nicole is pregnant with her first child but has recently realized she’s not
in love with her successful husband.
Cast of Characters
AMY: In her late-twenties, Amy is
educated, career-minded, and self-centered. She is fueled by ambition
and dislikes those who don’t have any. Amy's exterior is somewhat cold;
it is difficult for her to be or appear vulnerable.
CLAUDIA: In her early thirties,
Claudia is a simple, somewhat introverted woman. She shies away from
large crowds and prefers to spend her time reading romance novels. She’s
a woman who’s in love with the idea of love and quietly seeks compassion
and comfort. Claudia has struggled with her weight since she was a
NICOLE: Just twenty-one, Nicole is
pregnant with her first child. She is direct, gentle but firm. She’s
convinced those around her she’s the perfect wife.
The break room of an office building. A Thursday afternoon in late spring.
from this Playwright