Saturday, April 9, 2016

“Cell Phone Zombies” free short comedy stage play or short movie script

“Cell Phone Zombies”
short comedy play script
by D. M. Larson
Copyright (c) 2016

From the published play "Control the Future" available on Amazon.com 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1540666581





(Two time travelers, BAKER and JONES, are on stage.  They can either be in a spotlight with other people lumbering around in the darkness behind them or them alone on stage with people moaning off stage)



BAKER

We have traveled back in time to a critical time in our history. This is a key moment where our world was nearly destroyed by a mind numbing technology that turned everyone into zombies. This is the zombie apocalypse!



(Lights come up and people - ZOMBIE JOE and MOE - wander around the stage looking at their cell phones moaning as they walk not looking where they are going and bumping into each other which causes more moaning.  More Zombie Cell Phone Users can be added if available)



JONES

It's horrible. What caused our ancestors to suffer this terrible fate?



BAKER

It's these strange devices they are all carrying around and staring at.  They've all been put into a trance by these things. They can't stop looking at them.


JONES

What's that strange sound they’re all making?



BAKER
We call it the iMoan.

JONES

This is too horrible. I can’t watch. Why did you bring me back to see all this? 



BAKER

Because history tells us you are the one who stops it. A time traveler with your name is the one who saves humanity?



JONES

Are you sure it was me?  Jones is a pretty common name.  I went to school with someone with the same name first and last name even, that’s how common it is.



BAKER

I sure hope you're the right one. We've been planning this your entire life.



JONES

You mean you've been grooming me my whole life to travel back in time and save the world?



BAKER
Yes.



JONES

That explains the guy in the suit and sunglasses that was always following me around as a kid.



BAKER

I was hoping you didn't notice that.



JONES

He was creepy! He gave me nightmares!



BAKER

Sorry about that.



JONES

I had to get therapy!



BAKER

We paid for that.



JONES

It helped. Thanks. 


BAKER
You’re welcome.

JONES
So how am I supposed to save the world anyway?



BAKER

We're not sure. We just know that you somehow do it alone. No mention of anyone else.



JONES
No mention of you?



BAKER
Affirmative. Very odd indeed. 


JONES

Hey! Lookout! That zombie is driving a car while looking at one of those devices!

BAKER
This is  bad. These are all manual vehicles.  No self driving cars in this time period. 



JONES

It's headed right for us! 


BAKER
I have to stop it. You have to be safe!  You must complete your mission!



JONES

What are you doing?! 


(BAKER runs off stage. There is a car screech and thump - or this can be staged in a silly way with a zombie person driving a small kid car or a cutout of a car and hits BAKER)

JONES (CONT.)

Oh no!  Baker’s dead. What do I do? Okay, stay calm Jones.  You were trained for this kind of situation.  The emergency kit.  Look in the emergency kit. We have a wound self-cleaning bandage, common cold cure tablet, unlimited credit instant currency card good for any time period, instant shelter just add water, daily meal pill…  a sonic toothbrush...  


(Turns it on. Zombie Joe, who is closest to JONES stops and moans louder. Phone isn’t working anymore. Zombie Joe holds it up to the sky and tries to get reception)

JONES (CONT.)
Did the sonic toothbrush just disrupt your phone?

(JONES points it at another person, ZOMBIE MOE, and turns it on. That person’s phone stops working.  They moan too and hold it up too trying to get reception).

JONES (CONT.)
This sonic toothbrush has higher settings… I’ll turn it to up popcorn stuck between the teeth.

(More zombies stop and moan and hold up their phones.  If more actors are not available then the moaning can come from off stage. The first and second zombies, JOE and MOE, are starting to turn back to normal)

ZOMBIE JOE
What’s going on?

ZOMBIE MOE
I don’t know.

ZOMBIE JOE
Where am I?

JONES
Welcome to the future, my good people.  I have freed you of the terrible creature that took over your world.  Be free of this hideous device forever.

(Takes Zombie Moe’s phone and throws it)

ZOMBIE MOE
Hey!  I don’t have insurance on that!

ZOMBIE JOE
I have the dropsie plan. I can drop it and get a new one. I do that monthly. I always have to have the latest phone.

ZOMBIE MOE
Let’s go get new ones.  I hear the new iPid is awesome.

ZOMBIE JOE
What’s an iPid?

ZOMBIE MOE
I have no clue but it’s new!

ZOMBIE JOE
I want one!

(ZOMBIE MOE and JOE exit)

JONES
It’s no good.  They are obsessed.  I will have to find a way to destroy all the phones.  Let’s set this to plaque removal.

(Turns sonic toothbrush on.  More moaning)

Teeth whitening.

(Turns it on again.  Even more moaning)

Root canal!

(Turns it on again and there is all kinds of moaning from all over - use pre-recorded moans or get audience to join in)

Who would have thought someone could save the world with a sonic toothbrush?


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JONES (CONT.)

Where is that time traveling device anyway?   You’d think an emergency kit would have one or at least a return to home device or something.  

Oh well… at least I have this no credit limit currency card…

(ZOMBIE MOE runs in and grabs it)

ZOMBIE MOE
Zoink!  I’m buying me an iPid.

(ZOMBIE MOE runs off)

JONES
Hey! Give that back!

(JONES runs off after ZOMBIE MOE.  ZOMBIE JOE finds the emergency kit and starts going through it)

ZOMBIE JOE
A daily meal pill?  Hmmm…

(Puts it in his mouth)

ZOMBIE JOE (CONT.)
Hey… it’s like I’m eating… like the food is appearing in my mouth as I suck the pill… Fruit Loops… coffee.... Donuts… some kind of melon… pizza for lunch… uh… why would they put anchovies on it?  Uh…

END OF SCRIPT


For permission to use this script, contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Cell Phone Zombies" in the request). Purchase an ad free PDF at currclick.com

Published in the book "Control the Future" on Amazon.com ISBN-13: 978-1540666581 










24 comments:

  1. do i need permision if i am just using it for a school play?

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    1. Yes please contact doug@freedrama.net for permission

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  2. is that all? or there's another part?

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    1. That's all for now. But this script has been popular so I should write more in the future.

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  3. so me and my friend were wondering if we could perform this live in front of my dad. would we need to get permission or have to have some kind of copyright symbol on our bodies at all times during the performance? Thanks so much!

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    1. You may use the script for free if you are not charging admission and no need to wear a copyright symbol - we just ask a few simple things in return - http://www.freedrama.net/no cost.html

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    2. OMG i am soooooo excited!! My dad will be so proud of me and my bestie! he is the only person in the audience by the way

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    1. This is the full script at the moment. Stay tuned for more.

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  5. if i want to perform this in a youtube video and publicly upload it do i need special/specific permission?

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  6. https://ultraworkers.com/?r=mudit999

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  7. Can I use it to pass as an assignment?

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    1. You may use the script in the classroom. *Freedrama scripts by D. M. Larson are FREE to use in a classroom, audition, competition, or workshop.  

      All mentions of the script should include the author (D. M. Larson) and the source (Freedrama.net).

      In return for using the script royalty free, we would be most thankful if you completed 1 or more of the following:
      http://www.freedrama.net/nocost.html (subscribe and share freedrama.net on social media or share a printed poster).

      IMPORTANT: The text of this script is copyright protected material. You are NOT allowed to repost the text of the script online for any reason (even educational). You may create a link to the script, but do not republish or redistribute the text of the script in any way online.

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  8. can you let me revise it for a one act play performance live at our school i just need to but all i will be using is the concept thats all but some scenes will be reconstructed pleasseee

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    1. You may make changes but do NOT repost the new version online on the internet in any way.

      *Freedrama scripts by D. M. Larson are FREE to use in a classroom, audition, competition, or workshop.  

      All mentions of the script should include the author (D. M. Larson) and the source (Freedrama.net).

      In return for using the script royalty free, we would be most thankful if you completed 1 or more of the following: http://www.freedrama.net/nocost.html (subscribe and share freedrama.net on social media or share a printed poster).

      IMPORTANT: The text of this script is copyright protected material. You are NOT allowed to repost the text of the script online for any reason (even educational). You may create a link to the script, but do not republish or redistribute the text of the script in any way online.

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    2. thanks i wont post it online i swear

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