Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Game of Risk - dramatic monologue for male from the play Midnight of the Soul - solo stage script


This monologue for a man is from the play "Midnight of the Soul" by D. M. Larson

For permission to use this monologue contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "The Game of Risk" in the request).

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"The Game of Risk"
by D. M. Larson

THOMAS
I worry I have done everything wrong... I took the wrong turn. Can I go back? Start over again? Or is it "Do not pass go"... Go straight to jail... I need a get out of jail free card.

Sometimes in life we need those little cards that give is a second chance... Were they called chance cards? I need a chance again.

Life is more like the game of Risk. Constantly fighting, trying to gain some ground. Conquering the world or being conquered. Making alliances only to be stabbed in the back.

It's a grim view of life, but life is full risks. If only there were more chances.

Chances are risky. But I took a finally took a chance on something. I have always been the one who followed the rules, never took chances, but in a way I wasn't alive anymore. A zombie... Lumbering alone among the living... Seeing but never touching... There but not able to communicate... My words an unintelligible moan to the living.

But someone heard me... Understood my cries as calls for help and reached out to me. And her touch brought me back to the living... My rotting flesh peeled away and I was reborn. She ripped away at the dead layers and reached the core of my soul... and breathed life into me again.

It feels so good to be back among the living. To have her at my side. Holding me by the hand... Leading me in to the light. Bringing me closer to you.

She is my angel... Your angel, sent to me in my time of need... A gift of new life.

You have given me a chance to wipe the slate clean. Begin again... Have my own life with my own choices... I am no longer pushed and pulled by the angry winds of life. You have shown me a way out of the storm and I have followed. And happiness. I finally feel happiness. Not the numbness of my emotionless past. Now I feel alive and I feel joy... Finally I feel joy and passion. You have given me so much... I am glad a took a chance. It is not easy but it is so good to feel again... No more letting life happen to me. I have taken hold of the reigns and will ride this tornado... Even if it kills me

Thank you for giving me life again. I am reborn.

END OF SCENE
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From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

Inspired by the quote from the Book of James (1:5-6) "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind."

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The One That Breaks the Camel's Back - dramatic monologue for male from the play Midnight of the Soul - solo stage script

This monologue for a man is from the play "Midnight of the Soul" by D. M. Larson

For permission to use this monologue contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "The One That Breaks the Camel's Back" in the request).

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"The One That Breaks the Camel's Back"
by D. M. Larson


THOMAS
Why am I happy? Because I am being tested. I am being pushed to my limits. I have faith that there will be no last straw... You know, that one that breaks the camel's back?

The camel is the most amazing beast of burden. Able to take on so much and survive on so little. I will be that camel. Surviving on so little yet carrying so much on my back.

This trial... This time in my life... is a trial where I must prove myself. It must be... It has to be...

I have to be strong. People are counting on me. I can't fail them.

But it feels like so much is out my control.

Can I really give God control? I want to let go and give my complete trust.. And unwavering, unquestioning faith .. But everything weighs down on me so heavily. I don't think I can hold on much longer. I am so weak.

Am I being tested? But what if I fail? I feel so close to failure. I feel like everything is crashing down on me. I feel like I am losing everything...

Faith... I have my faith... I need to let go of the worry and have faith... There are a few things they can't take away from me ...Faith... And love. No matter what the world threatens to do... I can still love... And still have faith in you...

I seek peace in your arms. Protect me from the turmoil of my life. In your arms are where I find joy. You are the eye of the storm where I calmly surrender myself to you. Hold me... Please hold me close... And never let me go.

Sheltered in your wings, I find serenity and happiness.

END OF SCENE
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From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

Inspired by the quote from the Book of James (1:2-3) "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."

For more free monologues go to http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html

Friday, March 27, 2015

Slave to the World - dramatic monologue for male from the play Midnight of the Soul - solo stage script

This monologue for a man is from the play "Midnight of the Soul" by D. M. Larson

For permission to use this monologue contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Slave to the World" in the request).

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"Slave to the World"
by D. M. Larson

THOMAS

What does it mean to be a servant of God? What will it mean for our life?

I don't know if I can live that way.

I want to ... I really do... But I don't know the way. I don't know how. I feel like I always go about it the wrong way.

I want to follow... But all I hear is distant echoes... I'm never sure where they are coming from or where to turn. I want to turn to you... I really do. If only I knew the way. I feel lost... Without a real connection to this world... Or the next.

Lead me... Take me under your wing... I wish to follow... To serve.

I have served many masters in my life but never the right one.

I spent so much of my life serving others. A servant to everything. A slave. So many of us are slaves to our passions. They master us...

But there is one master who is merciful. Mercy master... Mercy please... I am a slave to the world around me. Deliver me... And I will follow.

END OF SCENE
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From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

Inspired by the quote from the Book of James (1:1) "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings."

For more free monologues go to http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html

The Weakest Link - dramatic monologue for male from the play Midnight of the Soul - solo stage script

This monologue for a man is from the play "Midnight of the Soul" by D. M. Larson

For permission to use this monologue contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "The Weakest Link" in the request).

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"The Weakest Link"
by D. M. Larson


THOMAS

This is your fault. You know I can't handle this kind of temptation. You tricked me. This is entrapment!

Why do you do this to me? I can't handle the temptation. I am weak. I always give in. You know that. So why bother doing this to me?

Save your trials and tribulations for the saints... I don't want tests. I don't want to prove myself. I can tell you now I am not worthy. So if you want this lost lamb in your flock, don't tempt me with sweeter grass... Because I am a grass is always greener kind of person.

I do actually think things can get better... I never want to settle for second best. So I go searching... I am always checking things out, looking around. Things have to be better than this. I keep hoping there is something better. If not, then what's the point? What's the point of all this?! Tell me!

If you know what's right, why even have a wrong? You shouldn't even give the choice. Make it nice and neat and easy. I don't want a challenge. I don't want to be tested.

And don't throw me to the wolves... I can't handle it. I will get eaten. I am the weak one in the herd. They will pick me off and surround me. Easy pickins.

Please ... I have nothing to prove... I know I am the weakest link.

END OF SCENE
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From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

Inspired by the quote from the Book of James (1:13) "When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;"

For more free monologues go to http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pull My Strings - dramatic monologue for male from the full length play Midnight of the Soul - solo stage script

This monologue for a man is from the play "Midnight of the Soul" by D. M. Larson

For permission to use this monologue contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Pull My Strings" in the request).

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"Pull My Strings"
by D. M. Larson


THOMAS

Who am I? What am I? Tell me what to be! Tell me who I am!

I try to be what everyone wants... And what you want to, but it's never good enough... Never enough for any of you!

I am never good enough. How can I be all things to all people? I am the man of a thousand faces... Clay face... Molding myself for each and every one of you. How can I do so much and get so little? Why won't anyone mold themselves for me? Be what I want and need? Especially you... You're the worst of them all. You demand so much. How can anyone live up to that?

But you can make it all better. You have the power to do that for me. You can make all this pain inside me go away. So I give you my devotion. I will get down on my knees and beg. I will be anything you want me to be... That's what you want right? Be your puppet. Pull my strings and I will dance for you.

(Does a haunting dance like they are hanging from strings. Then falls)

Tell me what to do. I will do it. Just tell me... please.

END OF SCENE
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From the play, "Midnight of the Soul": http://www.freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

Inspired by the Book of James (1:8): "Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do."

For more monologues go to: http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

6 actor stage play scripts - one act, full length, short sketch skits, comedy, drama - free acting scripts for six characters

Here are free no royalty scripts for six actors.

Short one act plays with exactly six speaking roles:

"Superhero Support Group" http://freedrama.net/supers.html

"Chile Pepper Chicks" http://freedrama.net/chicksshort.html

"Nobody Famous" 4 w 2 m or 5 w 1 m or version 2 - 6 w

"The Boy Who Cried Genie" A short play about a guy who wishes he didn't get wishes. 1-2 males, 4-5 females. http://freedrama.net/boywhocriedgenie.html

"El Rancho Cheapo" http://freedrama.net/cheapo.html

"Blinded by the Knight" A short comedy play about a nervous nerd looking for love in a comic book store (for 2-4 males and 2-4 females = 6 total) http://www.freedrama.net/blindknight.html

"Love at the International Fusion Cafe" short comedy play for four to six actors - "Original PG-13 Version" or "Adapted PG Version"

Full length plays with 6 actors: http://freedrama.net/full.html
"Midnight of the Soul" Full Length Drama - 4 w 2 m http://freedrama.net/midnightsoul2.html

"Holy Ground" a full length religious horror musical for six actors (3 m 3 f) about an evil that consumes the world leaving on a few survivors who hope for protection from the holy ground of a church. http://www.freedrama.net/holygrnd.html

"Operation Redneck" Full Length Comedy - 3 w 3 m http://freedrama.net/opred.html


Short skits with flexible casts that work for six actors:
"Fart-Zen" - very short play for three or more actors (any gender) http://freedrama.net/fertzen.html

"Rock, Sword, Firecracker!" Short comedy about the legend behind the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper. 3+ actors (any gender) http://freedrama.net/firecracker.html

"Touched by an Alien" Short comedy about space explorers that discover a new kind of alien. 5 actors of any gender (plus possible non-speaking roles). http://freedrama.net/aliens.html

"Stung" A short comedy about someone who wants to be one with nature but nature doesn't like her. (4 speaking parts with possible extras) http://freedrama.net/stung.html

"Hipster Hobos" Short sketch comedy skit about being too cool is too annoying. 1 m 1 w 4+ Hipsters (6+ total) http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/03/hipster-hobos-short-funny-script-skit.html





Hipster Hobos - short funny script skit - sketch comedy stage play

The scene is written for 6 actors but can be done with more or less.  There needs to be at least 1 male and 1 female.  The Hipsters can be any gender and any number.

For permission to use this script, contact doug@freedrama.net (be sure to include the title "Hipster Hobos" in your request.

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"Hipster Hobos"
by D. M. Larson

(Mel and Nell enter the seating area of a restaurant with a tray filled with drinks, a number and dinner rolls. They are talking so they don't notice immediately that all the tables are taken by a person a each table with a laptop or tablet or some electronic device)

NELL
You think the kids are okay?

MEL
We have a good sitter.

NELL
Why do they have to act that way when I leave?  They act like they are dying. Why do they have to be so over-dramatic?  It's worse than watching Titanic.

MEL
No... nothing is worse than watching Titanic.

(They realize they are wandering a bit too much)

NELL
All the tables are taken.

MEL
Oh no. It's the hipster hobos.

NELL
The what?

MEL
Hipster hobos... aka laptop hobos... they find hip places with free wifi and buy the cheapest thing possible and camp out for the entire day.

NELL
Don't they have anything better to do?

MEL
No... this is their life. Taking up space and trying to look cool while doing it.

NELL
Well... it's not cool. I am a tired mom who needs a night to relax... I just need to sit.

MEL
I think that one's asleep.  Maybe if we sit with her really quiet.

NELL
I want our own table. I think that one ran out of battery... oh, wait, he has an extension cord.

MEL
You think with all the free refills they'd have to get up to go pee more.

NELL
Maybe if I find the wifi hub, I can unplug it.

MEL
And get us kicked out.

NELL
Why don't they kick them out?

MEL
It's a vicious cycle. This restaurant wants to appear hip. So they want the hipsters in here to draw in the rest of the hip crowd. But hispters have to fit in their skinny jeans so they don't buy much food.

NELL
I have an idea.

(Nell speaks loudly)

NELL (CONT.)
Did you hear about the sale at the Apple store?!  It's a good one!

(Hipsters start to take interest)

NELL (CONT.)
They have a sale on the new iPid!

Hipster 1
The iPid?

HIPSTER 2
What's an iPid?

(Hipsters start to stir and get excited)

NELL (CONT.)
I don't know! But it's new!

HIPSTER 3
I need one!

HIPSTER 4
Me too!

(Hipsters start to pack up in a hurry and leave)

NELL (CONT.)
And I hear they will give 100 iPids away to the first 100 people in line.

(Hipsters are leaving)

NELL (CONT.)
They don't open until morning so you'll have to wait in line all night.

HIPSTER 1
I always stay in line the night before the launch of a new Apple product.

HIPSTER 2
Who doesn't?

(Hipster 3 calls out to a waitress off stage)

HIPSTER 3
I brought my extension cord. Is it okay if I leave it plugged in here?

HIPSTER 4
I have a power strip.

(All the Hipsters are gone. Nell smiles big)

NELL
Which table would you like?

(They sit down happily and Nell unplugs the long extension cord that was left behind by the hipsters. Blackout. Hipsters moan and groan in the darkness)

END OF SCENE

More free scenes for 1-5 actors: http://www.freedrama.net/small.html

More free one act comedy scripts: http://www.freedrama.net/one.html