Thursday, July 6, 2017

Big Nose A Modern Cyrano Part 7 one act stage play script

BIG NOSE Part 7

curtains open on a poorly constructed set. There is a balcony with odd
colored cloth hanging down and a backdrop that is supposed to be a castle. The audience can see CYRIL watching her and reacting to her performance)

ROXY
What are you doing here?  I am supposed to be in bed asleep.  No,  you can't join me.
(Her anger and surprise changes to worry)
But don't go.  Hide over there.  But not too far away.
(She looks around)
Can you still hear me?  Shhh... I don't want them to hear your voice... But I want you to listen.
(She becomes sweet and shy)
I want to tell you something.  I know you can't see my face.  The night hides me from you.  But when you get closer I can feel myself blushing.
(She gets excited)
It's because of those things you say to me...
(Then she catches herself and scolds him)
ROXY (CONT.)
You shouldn't say them...
(Then saddens)
But I want to hear more... I want so badly to hear your sweet words again.
(Worried)
Is it wrong for me to want that?  Is it wrong for me to think what I thinking about you?
(More determined)
I want more than words... More than compliments.  I want to hear THE words... The words that mean more than all the rest.
(long pause)
 Tell me you love me... I know you feel it but I want to hear the words...
(She closes her eyes and says sweetly. CYRIL is very touched by this)
I love you...
(long pause; she opens her eyes and is stern)
But if you say it and it's a lie...
(Sad)
I don't think I could survive such a lie.
(pause)
Lovers lie don't they... Would you lie to get a kiss from me?  
(pleads)
I only want to hear the truth... Please. Don't tell me lies.  Say you love me!

(She looks around to see if anyone heard her; long pause; she looks at him nervously)
ROXY (CONT.)
I hope I don't seem easy. You think I sound too desperate?
(smiles and laughs a little)
I sound a bit silly like some schoolgirl... it's because I am so crazy about you.
(pause; more serious)
I won't lie to you... I love you. It is true love I feel.  
(pause; nervous)
Maybe I should have lied... I should hidden my love from you.  My love should stayed hidden in the night, never to see the light of day.
(She is startled by a sound)
Someone is coming... Please go away... They can't see you here... no one can... Hurry...
(She watches him go; sadly)
I will send you a kiss good-bye.
(She blows him a kiss. CYRIL catches the kiss and puts it in his pocket and then goes into the audience to watch the next scene. Roxy exits. Two men enter in Shakespearean type dress. They are very bad actors who think they are very good)

CAPTAIN
Look at yonder window, friend. She awaits me, she does.
SOLDIER
Doth she?
CAPTAIN
She does.
SOLDIER
But doth she love thee?
CAPTAIN
She does.
SOLDIER
So good for you.
CYRIL
(From audience)
So bad for us!
(He and FRIENDS laugh. The two actors take a quick glance out in surprise then quickly get back in character)
CAPTAIN
Uh... yes. She loveth me. She wroteth a letter.
(Takes it out. Sniffs lovingly)
Ah, doth though smelleth her fragrance? Doth thou find it heavenly?
SOLDIER
(Excited)
I smell. I smell.

CYRIL
You can say that again.
(He and friends laugh. The two actors try to hide their anger, but they don't do it well)
CAPTAIN
Tonight, I shall go to her. Tonight. Tonight!

CYRIL
When?!
CAPTAIN
(Angry. Trying to be more dramatic)
Tonight!
CYRIL
(Mocking)
I can't hear you.
CAPTAIN
(Turns to run off the stage)
Now look here!
(SOLDIER grabs him)
SOLDIER
I can not let you go to her.
CAPTAIN
(One more look at CYRIL then gets back to play)
Why doth thou stopeth me?
SOLDIER
Because she is to be mine.
CAPTAIN
Then we must fight to our deaths.
CYRIL
We can only hope.
SOLDIER
(They pull swords)
We fight for love!
(They dual. CYRIL sings "Love Boat Theme." He gets FRIENDS to join in. CAPTAIN is stabbed)
CAPTAIN
Oh, my heart. My loving heart. My heart is stabbed. I can love no more.
SOLDIER
Oh, my captain. I have slain thee. But how?
CYRIL
What do you mean "how"? What's that in your hand, a swizzle stick?

CAPTAIN
I die now. I die. I leave thee to love for I can love no more. My heart is worn. My blood will pour this night no more. I leave my sword, my rank, my love. You have it all now. You have everything I desire.
(Cough)
I die and leave thee. I die and leave thee these words.

CYRIL
Will you just die already?!
CAPTAIN
(Jumps up)
I've had it with you!
CYRIL
It's a miracle. He's alive.
CAPTAIN
(Picks up his sword)
Come on, whoever you are. I've had it with you. One night is bad enough but three in a row!
CYRIL
(Leaps up onto the stage)
Do you not know me?
CAPTAIN
Oh, yeah. I know you now. You're the one with the big nose.
(Gasp from CYRIL'S FRIENDS)
FRIEND
(From audience)
You shouldn't have said that.
CYRIL
You're offended by my nose?

CAPTAIN
It is no stranger than a dog with two tails.
(He laughs but no one laughs with him)
CYRIL
There was a poem a read once. It goes something like this:
(Picking up a sword)
"Roses are red. Violets are fuchsia. What you dish out, comes right back to ya!
(And CYRIL quickly unarms the CAPTAIN with a twist
of his sword)
CAPTAIN
(Looks at empty hand)
How did you...?
(Backs away)
No hard feeling, huh?
CYRIL
None at all.
(CAPTAIN starts to go)
CYRIL
I look forward to seeing your performance tomorrow night.
CAPTAIN
Oh, no.
CYRIL
Oh, yes.
CAPTAIN
Oh, golly.
(Exits)
ROXY
(Comes out on balcony)
What's going on out here?


CYRIL
(To audience)
Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for. The farewell. When we last left our hero, he was flat on the floor, bleeding and giving some terribly boring speech. But his fair lady comes out and sees him dying. She calls out to him:
(He points to her)
ROXY
(She gives him a dirty look)
What are you doing?
CYRIL
And she says...
ROXY
(Sighs. Speaks flatly)
Oh, but I must have one good-bye kiss.
CYRIL
And so our hero, though he is bleeding to death, uses his last bit of strength to climb up to her.
(He does actions. The ROXY looks very annoyed. He is almost to her)
He wants that one last kiss. The kiss he has been dreaming of. But before he can reach her he tosses the mortal coil. UHHH!
(He dies and falls. Looks out at audience)
And dies.
(Stands up)
Finally.
ROXY
That isn't how it ends.
CYRIL
It isn't?
ROXY
No. It ends with a kiss.
CYRIL
It does?
ROXY
Yes.
CYRIL
Really?
(He climbs up again)
Could you perhaps... show me?

(She looks at him critically and then smiles. She leans to almost kiss him)
ROXY
In your dreams.


(She pushes him off)




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