Thursday, July 6, 2017

Big Nose A Modern Cyrano Part 4 one act stage play script

Big Nose Part 4

ROXY
I appreciate you helping me practice. And saving me from that guy. He’s dreadful.

CYRIL
You handled him nicely.

ROXY
I’m used to dealing with guys like that.

CYRIL
You must have a lot of guys… annoying you. I mean…

ROXY
It seems like it. They all rub me the wrong way though. You’re different though. I enjoy talking with you. I don’t feel so nervous around you.

CYRIL
Nervous?

ROXY
Most guys make me nervous. I always feel like they are saying one thing and thinking another. You seem more genuine. Less rehearsed. More natural.

CYRIL
I guess I focus on the person and not on the gender. I’m not the kind of guy who gets to date much so it’s not really on my mind all the time.

ROXY
Thank you for treating me like another person. It’s always better to start out as equals and as friends.

CYRIL
Agreed. Ready to practice my friend?

ROXY
Action.

CYRIL
Cut.

ROXY
What’s wrong?

CYRIL
I don’t know my lines.

ROXY
Good point. Let’s go find another copy of this script.

END OF SCENE
SCENE 2

(Siren is heard. Lights come up on ROXY and CYRIL)

ROXY
I’ve never talked so much in my life.

CYRIL
Don’t stop now. I think you’re going to break a record.

ROXY
You don’t mind?

CYRIL
I’ve never enjoyed myself so much in my life.

ROXY
You’re such a sweetie. Why can’t more men be as nice as you?

CYRIL
I’m one of a kind.

ROXY
So many men are just focused on how I look. They can’t get past that.

CYRIL
People in general are that way. This book often gets judged by its cover.

ROXY
Don’t you get tired of that?

CYRIL
I am so past tired of that. What’s past tired?  Exhausted.  I’m exhausted by it.

ROXY
Sometimes I want to put on a mask and force guys to get to know me.

CYRIL
Interesting idea.

ROXY
They’d have to get to know the real me before they see what’s under the mask.

CYRIL
You don’t need a mask. You just need to find the right guy.

ROXY
But I always seem to attract the wrong kind of guy.

CYRIL
Maybe not always… maybe you have run into the right guy… he just might be too shy to say anything.

ROXY
Maybe I do miss the shy guys… the guys I don’t like are always in my face about it. Maybe I need to try looking for those other guys… the ones that don’t tell me how hot I am and hit on me. I could be missing out on a whole different type of guy.

CYRIL
Forget the muscle heads with their chiseled looks. There might be some interesting guys out there who might not be the best looking guys, but might be worth getting to know.

ROXY
I guess I’ve been a bit superficial too. Just because I can date a good looking guy doesn’t mean I need to. Wow, maybe I have been just as bad as those guys I can’t stand. I never even considered that I might be missing out on something with other kinds of guys. Thanks for the reality check.

CYRIL
That’s me… Mr. Reality.

ROXY
It’s nice to meet a guy who’s real for a change.

CYRIL
And it’s great to get to know you. You’re one of those rare people who are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

ROXY
Oh stop.

CYRIL
It’s true. So many pretty people are so ugly inside. They really get caught up on themselves. They can’t think about anything else… or anyone else.

ROXY
I think I’ve fallen in that trap myself. But I do want to be a better person. I do want to look at things in a different way… I want to see people differently… and be seen differently too.

CYRIL
I see a whole different person now.

ROXY
Is it okay… what you see?

CYRIL
What I see is wonderful.

(ROXY smiles and is embarrassed)
(siren again)

ROXY
What is that siren?

CYRIL
That’s our emergency drill. I prepare a local team of volunteers to handle different natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, volcanoes…

ROXY
Volcanoes.

CYRIL
We have them around here.

ROXY
Where is everyone?

ROXY
What time is it?

CYRIL
Seven.

ROXY
In the morning?

CYRIL
We’ve been here all night.

ROXY
Wow… that’s incredible. You’re so easy to talk to.

CYRIL
It’s these big ears.

ROXY
That’s for listening to me. You’re such a good friend.

CYRIL
Yeah…

ROXY
I better go. I better get a shower before work. I probably stink bad.

(ROXY leaves)



CYRIL

I doubt it. I never smelled anything so sweet before. And I know smells. My nose knows so much. A fine meal, the freshest flowers, the ripest fruit and even the subtle signs of an oncoming rain. But my nose knows so little about love. Because of my nose, I know nothing about love. I can love a good cup of coffee or the wonderful smell of spring, but nothing loves me back. I can love and appreciate so much more than everyone because of this glorious nose. But this nose keeps me from getting anything in return.









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