Script (Death of a Salesman)
It has been 15 years after Willy’s death, and Biff (who is now a successful ranch owner), and Happy (who is still a salesman’s assistant go to New York City hospital to visit their mother. Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now very sick, and is staying in the hospital full time.
The scene takes place in the boys’ old home. Biff has just walked in the door, and happy is sitting on the couch.
BIFF: why aren’t you at the hospital with mom right now?
HAPPY: What do you care? You haven’t stepped foot in this town, let alone this house for 15 years.
BIFF: Hap. You know I’ve been…
HAPPY: Yeah whatever, you get a little money from your dead dad and you think you’re too good for us.
BIFF: Enough! Mom needs us right now, let’s just go to the hospital. Mom needs us right now.
*Biff and Happy exit stage
Biff and happy enter Linda’s hospital room. Linda is laying in her hospital bed. She looks very pale and sickly.
*Biff and Happy enter the hospital room
LINDA: Biff my dear! I haven’t seen you in ages! How are you dear? It has been so long!
BIFF: Hey mom. I’m doing well.
HAPPY: Hey mom.
BIFF: Mom. You look terrible, how are you holding up?
LINDA: *grabs a tissue from her pocket and wipes her face. I don’t think that I have much time left.
BIFF: Don’t say that, you will be fine.
LINDA: You know Biff, whenever I get down, I just remember that your father would have told me to suck it up and be strong-
HAPPY: *cutting Linda off. Mom. Never speak of that coward of a man.
BIFF: C’mon Hap. You still holding a grudge against the poor man?
HAPPY: Why do you care? You left anyways! You don’t give a damn about anyone but yourself.
LINDA: Boys! Stop! Do you want your mother to witness this type of interaction on her deathbed? And Happy, don’t talk about your father like that. He was ten times the man you ever will be. He worked himself to death to provide for you, so don’t you ever speak of that man negatively again!...