Richie – A single guy aiming to hunt
Elisabeth – Sex addict female (professional in everyday life)
Michael – A gay guy who does not really know what he wants from a night out
John – A Macho spending his life in modern hedonism as much as he can
George – Young philosopher
Lisa – A girl who just broke up with her boyfriend and expects fun from a night out
Marry – A single girl from a very good family who subconsciously wants to be raped at least once in her life
Peter – An ordinary guy who finds inspiration in a bottle of Vodka
Act 1. Prelude to the night out
Scene I. John is preparing Richie for the night out
Richie and John are at John’s, after having a nice dinner they are preparing for the weekend, each on his own, but at the same time they have a great commonality, both of them desire to get laid.
While John is more successful at doing so, Richie is still struggling and is not good on regular basis at all. In fact he never was successful at one night stands, except for one case when a random girl took him home just because she saw her ex boyfriend kissing different girl in a club. Then she saw another ex lover who was doing the same. When she finally got humiliated like a mat somebody wiped feet on, she decided to pick up the first stranger in the street. The first stranger happened to be a drunk, ugly guy who could not even walk straight. She decided to pick up the second one. The second one was Richie. She took him home and kicked hell out of him on her bed. In fact, he was almost raped. Nevertheless, despite the sexual harrasment it was enough for his ego to feel elevated and awaken hunter instincts.
Now, after dozen night outs in a desperate and failing attempts to hunt, Richie is sitting next to John who is telling him in a semi serious way the following,”Richie, repeat after me, I am a hunter, I am a hunter! Respect the cock and tame the cunt! Tame it, tame it!”
Richie perceives the question as rhetorical and instead of repeating gazes into air, sips white wine and asks John, “what about that girl, Lisa, is she coming?”
-“Lisa, why? She is not good at all, but I think she is coming yeah. But she does not even have ass or boobs, why do you need her?”
-“Well, she seems to be an interesting person?”
-“Interesting??? Is she a poster or what? My grandmother is an interesting person as well, but that does not make her hot. No girl is good if she does not have boobs or ass, remember that my friend. But if you want to do her, go ahead. I think you have chances.”
-“But did not she just break up with her boyfriend?”
-“Yes, she did, but I don’t think she cares about him more than Hitler did about Jews. She’s annoyed by her ex, so no worries. I will call her and her friends when we finish drinking and are ready to go.”
-“Good, good. Let’s drink up then!”
Scene II. Peter, Elisabeth and Lisa are at the pub
Lisa enters the pub in the city centre, Petre and Elisabeth are already there. They are not a couple, but just two good friends in platonic relationship who sometimes like top punch each other (literally). Elisabeth never tried to friend zone Peter just because he wanted something else, but it was rather Peter who wanted nothing but a girly friendship with Elisabeth. He was not gay, but he was not big fan of girls either, he was sort of asexual with hipster looks.
Despite this, Lisa somewhat fancied Peter, it was not probably because of his appearance, in this sense he was nothing but an ordinary guy, neither probably because of his brain, in fact he wasn’t smartest guy you can meet, and probably not because of his character, he was as soft as sponge used 42 times for washing. But at the same time he was not a bad guy at all, he was somewhat nice, but what made Lisa attracted to him was probably the fact that he paid no attention to her as a woman, total neglectfulness. The more he neglected her, the more interested she was in Peter. But he was not neglecting her because he wanted to do so, he simply did not care. Lisa’s mind perceived this in different way.
“Oh Lisa, lisa,’ says Peter seeing her coming into the door, “come join us, Elisabeth is telling a very interesting story.”
Lisa with a grin on her face approaches the table, takes off her jacket, hangs it on the chair, sits herself and gives Elisabeth curious look.
-“No, no, it is nothing special, Peter is exaggerating, I was just telling about that guy I met last week in the club, I went out on my own, just needed some energy, he was not bad at all… anyway, how are you my dear?”
-“Oh I see, I am perfectly fine, but tonight I think I need some energy as well,” Lisa gives Peter slight look, he does not notice it and says, “Good, good, so we are all ready for a great night out tonight, let’s get drunk”, he raises pint of beer, meets Elisabeth glass which is in the air as well, says “cheers” and sips the liquid.
-“I am gonna order gin and tonic for myself,” says Lisa and leaves the table for a while…
Act II. Night out
Scene I. Early Birds
George was always an early bird when it came to parties, whether club night or flat party this young philosopher was dying to be the first one at the event and this did not seem to bother him, on contrary he was never bored but seemed to enjoy solitude.
This time he brought Marry and Michael with him. These two did not seem to enjoy almost empty club, Parnasus. While Marry was polite enough not to say anything Michael decided to express himself.
“Why did we have to come early Georgie?”
“Don’t worry Michael, this way we can relax a bit before all others arrive,” George replied in a calm and confident manner.
“Could not we relax at home or somewhere else? I did not come here to relax, I came here to have fun, and I can’t have fun when there are no more than ten people in the club including four barmen and two guys in the toilet who want to wash your hands for a considerable amount of change.”
Instead of replying George decides to walk away and head towards bar for an order.
Marry tries to calm George down, “George it’s ok, don’t worry, people will start coming soon you know, some of our friends will be coming soon as well, I just received text from John and Lisa, they just met with couple of other friends, so they should be heading here soon. You know John, don’t you?”
-“Yes, of course I do, I hope they are not too late.”
At this point the author is losing interest in the story, he does not feel motivated and does not know how to lead the narrative. He does not know what to do with damn Peter, Elisabeth, John or whoever.
To be more precise he may lead the story till the end. e.g. In the morning different comic or entertaining situations can be made up.
Lisa may end up with Peter in the bed, but Peter is so drunk that he cannot do anything and falls asleep on her. Left with no choice she has to sleep under him.
The gay Michael fancies Richie, he talks to him hours in the club. Richie does not realize Michael is gay and instead thinks he is just a friendly open minded guy who invites him to the drink and like Tchaikovsky a little bit too much. When Richie finally leaves Michael gets drunk and starts to text him, “I wish you came with me to my place and spent a night with me, you smelt so good.” In the morning when seeing the texts Richie feels shocked, while Michael is ashamed as he has never been before.
Marry does not get lucky, she can’t hook up with anyone and goes home and starts to listen to The Smiths.
George gets drunk but instead of dancing and relaxing starts to think on the dancefloor, tries to understand every single person in the club, finally goes home, tries to write something a la Schopenhauer but finally surrenders and falls asleep on the sofa.
John and Elisabeth discover each other and spend a lovely shagging night together.
This and other scenarios might have been developed and written, but to be honest who cares about a cliche night out somewhere we don’t even know. And even though different variations for the ending can be made to be honest the outcome won’t vary too much as a result…
The story seems boring now, what’s so special about this night out and these people? While each of them thinks he or she is unique and good enough to constitute a short story, the author finds out that they are millions like them all over the world.
They are not really special, they are just stamp models of the modern society where young person has to go out not just because he wants but because he HAS TO go out. Forced hedonism turns into terrible routine.
These youngsters are too boring to do something really special, to go out beyond the borders of normal. There is nothing outstanding in remembering years later how they got drunk, happened to be in a bed with a random person, MOST OF US HAVE DONE SOMETHING SIMILAR!
But sometimes as it seems most of us forget the fact, we live to the rules of others, in fear of being ridiculed, abandoned, misunderstood and so on, and this does not concern only night outs, there are numerous other conditions in our lives that are mere repetition of others behavior.
In fact, we are not afraid to be like others, the biggest fear is to be different, to face challenges that might make us feel uncomfortable and draw to challenges.We are living in boring times, truly unbearable lightness of being… But that’s another story…for now let our characters party and have a nice weekend. They need some privacy there.