Saturday, September 12, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #577 Instructions for Scene 1 by Janet S. Tiger Sept. 12, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day #577 Instructions for Scene 1 by Janet S. Tiger  Sept. 12, 2015

        Am writing this as a scene for two, but I believe it can be split - maybe on another day

                                      Instructions for Scene 1
                                             (for The Senior Channel)
                                           A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
                                                © all rights reserved

            (Two women are seen, one knocking at the door, while the other is trying to pack a suitcase. Their names are not important in this scene - you'll see why. The woman knocking tries to open the door, turns the opens,  She enters, irritated.)

A -  Bicker!  Bicker bicker bicker!

 B-  Bicker!

A - Bi...cker!

B -  If that's what you think...BICKER!

A - What?  Bicker bicker....with a bit of exposition thrown in ....

B- Respond briefly to the exposition with more bicker......and a pout that masks upset....

         (A goes over to B, B stops packing and they hug)

B-   Sob, sob! 

A -  There, there.....

B -  Sob, sob....bicker, sob....

A -  Oh, dear.....(quiet).....bicker....bicker...

B -  Something related to the earlier exposition!  Explaining!  No bickering!  Just loud, very LOUD! 

      (She slides to the floor)

B - Emotions!  Emotions!  And more emotions!  And some tears, bravely held back....

A -  Let me comfort you....

B - No, this is my big scene!  More tears, more LOUD, lots of big EMOTIONS.....Angry, sad, confused! 

A  But.....

B - Don't interrupt!  Everyone will remember this scene! 

A -  But.....


        (A slaps B, she is stunned)

A - You get emotions, I get action!  That was the deal! So we both get nominated!  But I win.....action wins!

B - Emotions!

         (A grabs B, shakes her)

A -   Actions!

         (B grabs A back they both shake each other around the stage, until B suddenly stops)

B - Time!    Time to go!

         (Pulls away and closes suitcase quickly, turns to leave, A tries to stop her)

A  -  Stop!  More exposition!  A little bicker.....

B-  Respond to exposition by waving suitcase......answer bicker with more

          (They laugh for a moment)

A -  I'll drive......

           (They walk to the door, B looks back)

B-  Really strong line to tie up the scene, but leaving door open to next scene.....bitter, but poignant....

A-   Really poignant......but a little bitter....and then the topper to close.....

           (They exit, as lights fade on scene 1.  Many scene ones)


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Ha ha! Love this. Reminds me of classic Pfeiffer!