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Old 10-31-2008, 02:28 PM
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Here's another script I wrote for a uni assignment but this is for the stage. There are about 7 scenes to the script so I'll just put the scenes up one/two at a time. I was going to attach it but the file was too big ...

TRUTH BE TOLD

Scene 1
Dining Room. Janet sits at the table, doing some paperwork. Mike enters nervous yet excited. He has a folded piece of paper in his hand. He stands there for a moment, slightly apprehensive about something. Janet continues to work as if she hasn’t seen him but his presence causes her to finally look up at him.

JANET: (suspicious) What have you done, Mike?

MIKE: Okay, just try and keep an open mind about this.

JANET: If you’ve blown up the microwave again, I’ll kill you.

MIKE: Relax. The microwave’s fine. (pause) You know how it’s nearly Halloween?

JANET: Don’t remind me.

Mike passes her the folded paper which she unfolds and studies. She just stares at it.

JANET: You’ve got to be kidding, right?

MIKE: Oh, come on, Janet. I know you hate gargoyles but you’ve gotta admit it’ll make a perfect T-shirt for Halloween.

Janet hands it back to him.

JANET: Forget it.

MIKE: What? You’re not even going to think about it?

JANET: There’s nothing to think about. I’m not doing it.

MIKE: This isn’t about the picture, is it?

JANET: Of course it is! It’s hideous!

MIKE: It’s supposed to be! It’s a gargoyle!

JANET: But I have a reputation to uphold!

MIKE: You mean like fluffy teddy bears and cute bunny rabbits?

JANET: Yes, but they’re popular!

MIKE: So will this be if you just gave it a bloody chance! (pause) You know what? I don’t know why I even bother! I’m pitching it to Impact!

JANET: (shocked) You can’t do that! I’ll be the laughing stock of the company!

MIKE: It’s all about you, isn’t it? Do you ever think about anyone but yourself?

JANET: Don’t be ridiculous! I do this all for you!

MIKE: Yeah, right.

He storms off.

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Scene 2
Gavin enters with Mike. There is a bin by the entrance. Gavin is looking at the drawing in his hand, shaking his head.

GAVIN: (uncertain) I dunno Ö

MIKE: Geez, Mate. Not you too. Whatís wrong with everyone these days? Itís just for Halloween!

GAVIN: Look, donít get me wrong. I think itís a great idea. Itíd just Ė

MIKE: What? Itís a bad drawing? If you think the drawing sucks, just say so. Donít leave me in / suspense Ďcos Ė

GAVIN: Will you just shut up and listen for a sec? Itís not the drawing. (hasty) Well, it is, but not the way youíre implying.

MIKE: Gav, quit talking in riddles, will ya? Itís either the drawing or it isnít.

Pause.

GAVIN: Actually, itís the subject of the drawing.

MIKE: The gargoyle? Whatís wrong with it?

GAVIN: To me, nothing. But to Janet Ö

MIKE: (grumbles) Yeah, I kinda figured that. Bloody stubborn woman.

GAVIN: Mate, itís not what you think. She has a Ö problem.

MIKE: Well, thatís obvious.

GAVIN: Oh, give her a break.

MIKE: What about me? (Pause.) Well? Are you going to tell me about it or what?

GAVIN: Itís not my place to tell.

MIKE: Youíre the one who brought it up. (Pause) Iím wasting my time here. Iím pitching it.

He begins to exit.

GAVIN: Alright! (Mike stops.) Look, when we were kids, she was Ö raped at a Halloween party.

Pause.

MIKE: (confused) Whatís that got to do with gargoyles?

GAVIN: The guy who did it was dressed as one.

MIKE: (slowly) Shit Ö Did they get the guy?

GAVIN: Yeah. (angry) Turned out to be the neighbour. Bloody pervert.

MIKE: Youíre right. Maybe pitching it to Impactís a bad idea.

He scrunches up the drawing and throws it in the bin.

MIKE: Iíll think of something else.

GAVIN: Hey, you reckon we can keep this to ourselves? If Janet finds out I told you, sheíll kill me.

MIKE: (smiles) Sure.

They exit as Rachel enters and takes the drawing out of the bin. She smiles, scheming and exits
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:29 PM
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Default Scenes 3 and 4

Scene 3
A living room with couch and coffee table with a box on it. Mike enters still in his pyjamas. He peers into the box and brings out a T-shirt as Janet enters.

JANET: Mike, have you seen -?

Awkward silence.

JANET: You arrogant bastard. After everything I’ve said, you still went ahead and did it!

MIKE: Now, wait a second!

JANET: No, I’m sick of your bloody ego! Every time I tell you something, you just ignore me! That’s it! I can’t do this anymore. It’s over.

MIKE: What? Oh, come on! That’s hardly fair!


JANET: Well, that’s rich coming from a hypocrite like you!

MIKE: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

JANET: Look, just forget it.

She begins to leave but Mike grabs her by the arm.


MIKE: No, you started this. You can at least finish it!


JANET: You’ve got some nerve telling me what to do! Just piss off, will ya!

She breaks free and storms out. Mike throws the T-shirt back in the box frustrated. After some pacing, he exits with it.

Scene 4
Gavin and Rachel’s living room. The stage is empty. There is a constant knocking offstage. Gavin enters.

GAVIN: Alright, alright! I’m coming! Geez!

He exits.

GAVIN: (off) Sis! What brings you by?


JANET: (off) Can I come in?


GAVIN: (off) Er … sure.


They enter. Janet is holding two suitcases. Gavin looks at them.


GAVIN: You going somewhere?


JANET: Yeah, away from Mike.


GAVIN: That’s a bit drastic, isn’t it? He’s not that bad.


JANET: Yeah right. You’d take drastic measures too if you were betrayed by your own husband. (pause) Don’t ask.


GAVIN: Okay, but only cos you’re family. First door on your left.

Janet begins to exit.


GAVIN: I don’t know what I’m going to tell him when he comes round though.


JANET: You can tell him what ever your want for all I care.


Rachel enters and nearly bumps into Janet.

RACHEL: What’s going on?


GAVIN: She’s moving in.


RACHEL: What? She can’t here.


JANET: Is there a problem? I’m just not sure where else to go.


RACHEL: Well, no but we’ve barely got any room as it is.

GAVIN: What’s wrong with the spare?


RACHEL: There’s no bed.


GAVIN: We’ll buy one then!


RACHEL: And who’s going to pay for that?

JANET: Look, if it’s too much trouble, I’ll go and stay with …

GAVIN: (glares at Rachel) No, it’s not too much trouble. You can stay in the spare room. I’ll buy the bed.


JANET: (uncertain) Yeah, okay …


She exits.


GAVIN: What the hell was that about?


RACHEL: I was just being practical. We can’t have her sleeping on the floor!


GAVIN: We can’t just chuck her out on the streets either!


RACHEL: Whatever.


GAVIN: There’s something else going on.


RACHEL: Like what?


GAVIN: You tell me. You’re the one acting defensive.


RACHEL: And you’re being paranoid. If you want Janet to stay, you sort it out all out.


GAVIN: If?


Pause


RACHEL: Look, just forget I said anything. It just caught me off guard.


GAVIN: Yeah, okay. I’m gonna go buy that bed.


He exits. Rachel watches him leave.


RACHEL: Shit!
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Default Scene 5 and 6

Scene 5
Bedroom. There is an empty bed. Janet and Rachel enter simultaneously from different directions. Janet heads to the bed while Rachel paces in desperation. She suddenly thinks of something as Janet settles into bed. Smiling, Rachel heads to the edge of the stage and listens in on Janet. She cups her mouth and heavy breathing can be heard. Janet bolts up right, distressed.

JANET: Who’s there?

The breathing continues.

JANET: No … Go away!

She covers her ears and starts whimpering. Rachel sneaks off. Gavin enters a few moments later.

GAVIN: Sis?

Janet jumps.

GAVIN: Hey! It’s okay. It’s only me. What’s wrong?

JANET: He’s back …

GAVIN: Jan, there’s no one here.

JANET: I heard him breathing.

Rachel re-enters.

RACHEL: Everything okay?

GAVIN: She’s just had a bad dream.

JANET: I’ll be okay.

RACHEL: You sure?

Janet just nods.

GAVIN: Okay. You just let us know if you need anything.

He kisses Janet on the head and leaves with Rachel. Janet watches them go. Rachel stops short of the exit and turns to Janet. They share a look and Rachel exits. Janet is left staring after her.

Scene 6
Dining Room. Gavin, Janet and Rachel are at a table having breakfast. There is an awkward silence as Gavin looks between Rachel and Janet.

GAVIN: Alright, what’s going on?

RACHEL: Nothing. Is there, Janet?

Silence. There is a knock offstage. No one moves. The knocking becomes persistent.

MIKE: (off) Gavin! Get your worthless butt out here right now!

GAVIN: (to Rachel and Janet) I’ll be back in a tic.

He moves to the exit and sees Mike there.

GAVIN: Mike, will ya pipe down?

MIKE: (pushing in)You ruined my marriage and you want me to pipe down?!?

Mike shoves a shirt at Gavin’s chest. He doesn’t see Rachel and Janet.

GAVIN: What’s this?

MIKE: After what you told me about Janet, you went ahead and pitched it!

JANET: He did what?!?

Mike sees Rachel and Janet.

MIKE: Janet …

GAVIN: I’m sorry. I had to tell him to make him understand. (to Mike) And no, I didn’t pitch it!

JANET: You promised you weren’t going to tell anyone.

RACHEL: Give him a break. If Gav hadn’t told him, Mike would’ve pitched it!

JANET: Fat load of good that did!

MIKE: Hang on. If we didn’t pitch it, who did?

Everyone looks at Rachel.

RACHEL: What are you looking at me for? I didn’t do it!

JANET: Well, someone did.

RACHEL: It could’ve been anyone!

GAVIN: Oh, what? So, someone somehow got to their hands on the drawing from our bin?

Awkward silence.

GAVIN: Rachel! I can’t believe you could be so self-centered!

RACHEL: Me? I did it all for Mike!

MIKE: By ruining my marriage?

RACHEL: She don’t deserve you anyway. She can’t even do a simple thing like this for you!

GAVIN: Rachel!

JANET: You BITCH! That was you last night!

She lunges at Rachel but Mike struggles to stop her.

MIKE: Jan, stop it!

JANET: Let go of me!

GAVIN: (to Rachel) That’s it. Get out!

RACHEL: What?

GAVIN: You heard. Get out now and don’t come back!

Rachel looks at Mike. Janet stops struggling and glares at her. Mike lets her go. She just stands there.

MIKE: Look, just go. I obviously don’t deserve you either.

Pause.

RACHEL: Fine, I’ll go pack. ‘Don’t know where I’m going to stay though.

GAVIN: You should’ve thought of that before pitching the drawing. And you can take the bloody shirt with you since you like it so much.

Rachel takes the shirt and exits. Mike looks at Janet but she avoids eye contact.

MIKE: (to Gavin) Look, sorry about all that, mate. I’ll see you around.


He glances at Janet then leaves.


GAVIN: You’re not just going to let him go, are you?


JANET: I’m not his keeper.


GAVIN: He just stop you from strangling Rachel! You could at least thank him for it!
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Default Scene 7

Scene 7
Mike enters as Gavin exits. Janet looks at him. Mike goes to the table to do some artwork. He stops for a moment slightly frustrated by something. He paces the floor and looks up at Janet.

MIKE: Itís okay. No gargoyles. Iím going for the traditional Jack Oí Lantern instead.

Awkward silence.

JANET: Look, about before Ö

MIKE: Yeah, I canít believe Rachel had the ghoul to do all that. Poor Gav.

JANET: Well, aside from that, Iíve been an real bitch and Ė

MIKE: No, that titleís reserved for that sister-in-law of yours. You were well within your rights to act the way you did.

JANET: Mike, will you just shut up about Rachel for a sec and let me apologize?

MIKE: Um Ö yeah. Sorry.

Janet just looks at him and he stands down.

JANET: I blamed you for something you didnít even do and made you suffer by walking out without a word. Iím sorry.

MIKE: Apology accepted. I just Ė

Rachel suddenly enters with two suitcases.

RACHEL: Janet, you forgot Ė

JANET: What the hell are you doing here?

RACHEL: Iím here to apologise.

MIKE: And you think grovelling to us is going to work?

Pause. Rachel puts the suitcases down.

RACHEL: I just came to return Janetís suitcases. ĎThough it looks like I shouldnít have bothered.

MIKE: Youíve got the bloody nerve coming here after everything you did.

RACHEL: Hey, this wasnít my idea.

JANET: I shouldíve known it was too good to be true. You canít even do the right thing without Gavin prompting you.

Pause.

RACHEL: (sincerely) Mike, Iím sorry.

JANET: Look, just get out, Rachel! Youíre not welcome here anymore.

Rachel ignores her and just looks at Mike.

MIKE: If you think you can use me to turn things around for you, youíre more delusional than I thought.

RACHEL: Youíll regret you ever said that.

She storms out. Janet and Mike look at each other then at the suitcases.

MIKE: In a way, Iím glad she bought the cases back.

He picks them up and nods towards the exit.

MIKE: Come on, weíve got a lot to catch up on.

Janet just shakes her head and they both exit.
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Originally Posted by kimba View Post
Scene 7
MIKE: Yeah, I canít believe Rachel had the ghoul to do all that. Poor Gav.
I think you mean "gall" not "ghoul"! "Gall" means presumption, rudeness, or daring. "Ghoul" is a nice typo for Halloween, though!
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LOL Thanks! We don't actually celebrate Halloween here that much so I didn't know!
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Wow I thought I was quite moving-but for such a dramatic play I thought the length was awkward. Not too short but also not really long enough for you to feel for the characters. I do think it has lots of potential.
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As mentioned in the first thread, the script was part of a uni assignment in which the criteria was that it couldn't be more than 10 minutes running time. Trust me, the script had gone through several drafts before reaching this stage, courtesy of my tutor. lol
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My verdict is the dearth of tranquility bespoken in the play as it is apparently comprised of lots of refutations,all animosity.But it is a decent play ultimately,which can be accepted. =)
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Wow, I like it.

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