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    Author: Marcy
    Elite Ratio:    2.79 - 15/27/19
    Words: 836
    Class/Type: Misc/Misc
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       this is a play i'm working on for the one acts at my school.. it's not done.. but it's what i got


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    Curtains opens to a man and a woman, the stage is awash with red light, a second passes and the light changes to green then the couple walk to center stage. Curtain 2 open to reveal the vague set up of a 7 11. Only a cash register is needed to present the illusion simply. There is a man and a clerk, the man walks around the store seemingly browsing. The clerk reads a magazine uninterested.

    Sebasten: you must be cold, here take my coat.

    Danae: thanks, so what did you think of that movie?

    Sebasten: The ending was a little broad but it was okay.

    Danae: Well I didnít like it; there was too much sex.

    Sebasten: Thatís just how movies are; itís to keep us interested.

    Danae: Did it keep you interested?

    Sebasten: (faking a shiver) it really is cold out, lets go inside and get a coffee or something.

    Danae: at least diner was good.

    During this dialogue the man should make his way over to the clerk and pull out a gun to rob her. Have fun with this part of the play so it is obvious to the audience what is going on.They step into the quickie mart and the man quickly hides his gun from them. The clerk is now wide eyes and looking extremely nervous.

    Clerk: Hello, um, that is (looking at the man) can I help you?

    Danae: No were fine.

    Clerk: okay well weíre almost closing so please hurry.

    Danae: okay, weíll try. (Disregarding her.)


    The clerk looks at the couple desperately. Then cries out: He has a gun, heís going to kill me.

    She goes for the door but is stopped short by a bullet. The lights goes red, he turns on Sebastian and Danae next, and two shots are fired. The couple falls. The man then empties the register and takes all of their valuables before running off stage.

    A spot hits Sebasten; while he is talking it gives Danae time to get off stage and change costume.

    Sebasten: What is this? It canít be like this, itís too horrible. I canít feel myself talking. I canít feel myself breathing. This canít be the last thing to happen to me, things were just getting good. Danae? Oh god, where are you?

    He stands at this and goes to where she died but she is gone. The ferrymen appears on stage and shakes her head. The same actress that plays Danae should play the ferrymen. She should wear leaves in her hair and a toga like a Greek god.

    Ferrymen: I hope you wont be one of the hard ones. You people always have trouble letting go of your lover.

    Sebasten: who are you? I donít understand whatís going on, am I really dead?

    Ferrymen: You are dead Sebasten and surprisingly to you over 150000 people die each and every day and all of them get the same treatment. So donít think your anything special.

    Sebasten: I think Iím going to throw up, this hurts so badly.

    Ferrymen: Donít worry that usually wears off after a while. (a moment passes where Sebasten falls to the floor) You can pay me right? Cause if you cant I got no reason to hang around.

    Sebasten: what are you talking about? I donít even know how you are. I canít be dead Jesus Christ.

    Ferrymen: I am Charon ferrymen of the dead and if you want the ride it cost twenty bucks you look like the kind of guy with money. It used to be that Hermes would bring each of you suckers to me personally, but times are changing and the dead hate the living so you cant blame me for upper my fee.

    Sebasten getting up from the floor and sitting cross-legged: ďIím dead and you want me to give you twenty dollars for what exactly?

    Charon: picture me as your ambassador to the land of the dead, heaven, hell and every other thing you humans believe. If you got that twenty bucks, and that watch, you canít take it with you.

    Sebasten: I canít believe Iím dead. I donít miss anybody does that makes me a bad person?

    Charon: hand over that wallet and will see.

    Sebasten: (searching for wallet) that bastard robbed me, he shot and robbed me. What happens if I donít go with you?
    Charon: I donít know youíre a ghost or something I donít stick around when you suckers got nothing. (She turn to leave.)

    Sebasten: wait, hey look he left some change in the register. Thereís like seven bucks here.

    Charon: And the watch and Iíll take it




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