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IN A POSITION OF POWER Scene1 A dual kitchen-dining room The room is sparsely furnished with stained threadbare and broken furniture an old greasy gas stove and chipped cupboards form the kitchen and the dining room consists of a low table and a few broken and mismatched chairs The house has a few bright touches photographs or paintings but they are hanging crookedly from the walls and the rest of the house is a muted dusty brown or grey There is a young woman Jules standing by the stove Offstage you can hear a door slam Jules gasps bumps the saucepan she has been stirring onto the floor and starts to cry She bends down visibly shaken to see if some of the meal can be salvaged Another door slams and Jules stands up backs away from the stove and trying to support herself leans on the table Trevor OFFSTAGE angrily Where the hell are you woman He enters the room and sees the saucepan spilled on the floor You think you can make me work all day and then Ill just meekly come home to no damn dinner He kicks the saucepan across the room Jules through tears frightened Please stop it Trevor pleaseIt wasnt my fault Ill make you something else to eat Im sorry just please dont hurt meyou dont need to hurt me She cowers away from Trevor Trevor menacing if slightly unsteady Dont tell me what I need to do Youre hopeless woman you need to learn to please your husband to keep me happy Jules trying desperately to calm Trevor down but she knows it wont work Trevor darling youre drunk Please why dont you sit down relax and Ill get - Trevor cutting her sentence off Relax How can I relax when I have a wife like you making work for me- Trevor advances on Jules but he trips over a
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