A couple of years ago I had an argument with my dad. Not a big one, but I was drunk and it got a bit more emotive than it would have done ordinarily. My pop is awesome, we get on ridiculously well, but there are some fundamental issues that we disagree on. And will probably always disagree on in a healthy, respectful way.
What happened a couple of years ago was that I found myself up against a calm, rational, well thought out, logical argument that just so happened to be in direct contrast to a fundamental belief I held close to my heart. It was such a fundamental belief that I believed it to be, well, logical. And, not only that, but something that everybody else would automatically follow as well as enlightened / well-educated / modern / liberal being. However, as you can probably imagine, basing your argument upon well-intentioned theoretical emotion does not stand up for long against sober logic.
Today we had to write from the point of view of someone whose views we differed from. I came up with this play. I feel I may have cheated a wee bit, but hopefully I met the brief. It was not a happy play to write, but oddly it is the longest I've managed so far in this challenge. Take from that what you will - and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments box below.
28 Plays Later