An excerpt from Deneen Reynolds-Knott’s “Antepartum,” now streaming on ALL ARTS as part of “House Seats: The Fire This Time Festival”
From the playwright:
Excerpt from “Antepartum,” by Deneen Reynolds-Knott:
DR. NILES: Hello Ms. Williams. I’m Dr. Niles from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where your baby will be admitted. I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about the unit and our process. Also, answer any questions you have.
Autumn looks at Mara and back at Dr. Niles.
AUTUMN: What insurance do you take?
DR. NILES: Oh. That’s a very smart question.
DR. NILES: What insurance do you have?
AUTUMN: Blue Cross.
DR. NILES: I do not accept Blue Cross.
AUTUMN: I can’t talk to you. Do any of the other doctors in there take Blue Cross?
DR. NILES: I don’t think so, but I’ll ask around.
MARA: For free? She’s refusing this service.
AUTUMN: Yes. This is a refusal. Go away.
That was way more emphatic than I meant it.
DR. NILES: I understand.
AUTUMN: You seem like a nice person.
DR. NILES: Thanks? I’ll go.
AUTUMN: Yes. Bye.
DR. NILES: Have a good day.
Dr. Niles exits.
MARA: (calling after him) Don’t charge her!
We’re sharing excerpts from the plays featured in “House Seats: The Fire This Time Festival,” now available to stream on the ALL ARTS website and app. More information about the films and excerpts can be found here.
Top Image: "Antepartum," by Deneen Reynolds-Knott. Photo: Garlia Jones.