(Geoffrey is talking to Charles because Charles has been very unfriendly and rude towards the other actors and actresses.)
Geoffrey Tennant: They are afraid of you. You are very ... intimidating.
Charles Kingman: Well, that's not my problem.
Geoffrey Tennant: Yes it is. They haven't been with this play as long as you have. None of us have. You have got to give us some time to catch up.
Charles Kingman: I don't have time.
Geoffrey Tennant: Charles, c'mon, we have weeks before we open.
Charles Kingman: I'm not talking about that. I have cancer, Geoffrey.
Geoffrey Tennant: You have cancer?
Charles Kingman: Yes, I have two, three months, so you'll forgive me if my patience is a little strained.
Andrew McTeague: Well, you know, quite often work related stress resolves from an unrealistic self-image.
Geoffrey Tennant and Oliver Wells: (simultaneously) What do you mean?
Andrew McTeague: Well, you constantly fail to meet your own expectations and it makes for a miserable life.
Geoffrey Tennant: You disappeared in the middle of a conversation.
Oliver Wells: I know, I've been doing that lately, I just fade away but I don't go away, very depressing.
Geoffrey Tennant: I have a little something that might cheer you up.
Oliver Wells: What? You found a gun?
Geoffrey Tennant: No. I need your help with King Lear, I'm having a little trouble.
Oliver Wells: I don't care.
Geoffrey Tennant: I beg your pardon?
Oliver Wells: Theater is pointless, I see that now. It accomplishes nothing. You struggle to put on a play that was cobbled together from four hundred year old fragments. It's full of contradictions and inconsistencies. The actors don't know what the hell they are saying and the audience doesn't know what the hell they're hearing and at the end, what does it get you?
Oliver Wells: I wanna die.
Geoffrey Tennant: Well, apart from the fact that you're already dead, why? Why now?
Oliver Wells: Because it's my time. It was my time two years ago. I wanna move on. I want my reward.
Geoffrey Tennant: What if you're not getting a reward? What if what you get is punishment?
Oliver Wells: This is my punishment, this marginal existence. Why is this happening to me? Was I such a bad person?
Geoffrey Tennant: Do you really wanna go there?
(Geoffrey is mad at Oliver because Oliver has spoiled his therapy meeting.)
Oliver Wells: Geoffrey, why am I still here? Oh god, I'm depressed.
Geoffrey Tennant: Oh, I see. So if I'm depressed, you have to be more depressed, is that how it works? Look, I'm the one who is having the crisis here, Oliver, where were you?
Oliver Wells: Oh, I see, you couldn't find your ghost friend so you had to resort to therapy.
Richard Smith-Jones: I wanted to ask you, could you give me some tips about dealing with Darren, because, frankly, he makes me a little nervous.
Geoffrey Tennant: Yes, Darren, well, Darren is an idiot and like many idiots he's very proud and your best weapon is flattery. Suck up, he'll respond.