Friday, March 20, 2015

Stealing moments by D. M. Larson - short comedy scene for two actors - duologue stage play script skit

For permission to use this short scene for two actors, please email doug@freedrama.net (include the title "Stealing Moments" in your request)

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"Stealing Moments" 
by D. M. Larson 

(The scene begins in an empty living room with a sofa in the middle. It's night. Mel and Nell back toward each other slowly away from something scary in front of them on each side of the stage. They stop when they meet in the middle, back to back, looking scared at something off each side of the stage)


NELL
I think the baby is finally asleep.

MEL
The terrible two is too.

NELL
And we're actually awake.

MEL
What do we do?

(Nell turns and faces Mel. Taps him on the shoulder and he turns)


NELL
I think this is our first moment alone since the baby was born.

MEL
Who are you again?

NELL
Nice to meet you. I'm Nell.

MEL
And I'm Mel. Come here often?

NELL
Not often enough.

MEL
Did it hurt?

NELL
Did what hurt?

MEL
When you fell down from heaven?

NELL
Yuck... worst pick up line ever.

MEL
Well, you look like an angel to me.

NELL
Oh stop.

(Nell sits on the sofa. Mel joins her)


MEL
Would it be too forward to ask for a kiss?

NELL
But we just met.

MEL
No, we have met before... once upon a dream.

NELL
A grown man quoting Sleeping Beauty is not romantic.

MEL
But I love kissing you when you're asleep.

NELL
That's about the only chance we get.

MEL
How about now?

NELL
Dare we?

MEL
I'll check on the kids.

(Mel sneaks up to each side of the stage and checks the sleeping kids)


MEL (CONT.)
They're asleep.

NELL
It's been so long. Kiss me you fool.

(They go in slowly for a kiss and the baby cries)


MEL
How does she know?

NELL
She doesn't want any more babies in the house.

MEL
It's working.

NELL
She's quiet again.

MEL
Dare we try?

Nell
I'm scared.

(They lean in for a kiss - baby cries - they move apart - baby stops crying - they look at each other puzzled - Mel holds out his hand to Nell - baby cries - he quickly pulls away - baby stops crying - she sticks out her hand quickly and back again - baby does a quick cry along with her)


MEL
This is crazy.

NELL
Maybe we should just go to bed.

(He looks hopeful)


NELL (CONT.)
And sleep.

(He looks sad)


NELL (CONT.)
She won't let us do that either.

(Nell drags Mel after her. They stop at one side of the stage)


MEL
Being a parent is so hard.

NELL
But look at her sleeping - she's so beautiful.

(Mel gives Nell a kiss on the cheek)


MEL
Ha - I snuck that one in.

NELL
She didn't cry.

MEL
Let's see what else we can sneak in.

(They hold hands and rush to the bedroom - silence a few moments - then a cry)


END OF SCENE

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