Everything you need to understand or teach The Blue Room by David Hare.
Scene One: The Girl and The Cab Driver
The first scene of The Blue Room is an encounter between The Girl and The Cab Driver. The Girl is a prostitute, young, amateurish, and new to the work. She is waiting in a park, dressed in a short, black leather skirt, trying to catch the eye of a potential customer when The Cab Driver walks past her, twice. Taking the initiative, The Girl invites The Cab Driver home with her. The savvy driver knows her game and tells her he doesn't have any money. She persists, telling him she doesn't care about money, and they end up walking down to the nearby river in order to have sex off the main pathway in the park.
The lights darken, and a projected slide reads "THREE MINUTES," the time it takes for The Cab Driver to finish and pull his pants back up. When the lights return, the driver brushes... View more of the The Blue Room Summary