Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Our Big Break" using old comics to write plays

This is a comedy script by D. M. Larson based on the comic book "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)

I'm writing a series of scenes based on old comic books. Below are the parts of the comic that inspired the script. A special thank you to comicbookplus.com, Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney for making this possible.

PART 1


(DENISE works at a hat check window at a fancy club. FUSBY rushes up to her. He tips her a quarter)


FUSBY: My hat, young lady. And hurry, please.



DENISE: Wow, whole quarter tip. Thanks, big spender.


FUSBY: Come, come, Miss! I said I’m in a hurry!


(DENISE brings him a huge hat)


DENISE: Here you are, sir.


FUSBY: It’s about time!



(FUSBY puts it on but it’s way too big and covers half his head)


FUSBY (CONT.): This isn’t my hat!





DENISE: No, huh? Okay, try this one.


(DENISE gives him a really tiny one and puts it on his head)


FUSBY: Is this a joke?


DENISE: No, it’s a hat.


FUSBY: Well, it’s not mine!



(DENISE puts a fire fighter helmet on him)


DENISE: Maybe this one?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Then this must be it.


(DENISE puts another silly hat on him)



DENISE: This?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Okay, here you go.


(Another really silly hat. DOTTY enters. She is a waitress)


FUSBY: Stop it! What do I have to do to get my hat back?



DENISE: Tip better than a quarter next time.


(FUSBY hands over a large bill and DENISE gives him his hat. FUSBY leaves in a huff)

GO TO PART 2

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