Saturday, November 4, 2017

Between Good and Evil Scenes 1 & 2 stage play script by D. M. Larson scene Touched by an Alien

Between Good and Evil 

Scene 1 & 2

by D. M. Larson 

ISBN-13: 978-1502982308





SCENE 1: "MONOLOGUE FROM ANOTHER WORLD"

(A single light appears. An alien, who looks very much like you and me, appears.  The alien can speak to the audience or use props that represent different types of people in the universe, arranging them to as an example of what is being talked about)

ALIEN
I am not of your world but I know everything about you.  Because everywhere I go in the universe, everyone is the same. Everyone is dreaming and wishing on stars. Everyone is seeking a better life for themselves or for others.  And that's how the universe is divided.  Those who want for themselves... and those who want for others.  What do you want?  What type of life form are you?  Are you here to get hold of the most wonderful thing you can imagine and hang on to it as long as possible?  Or do you want to leave the universe a little better off than it was before you were in existence?  We all chose whether we know it or not.  We all decide to give or take.  And sooner or later we all learn what is at the center of the universe.  Is it you or is it me?  Or is there some other incredible secret waiting for us at the core of it all?

(Lights come up on an alien planet)

ALIEN (CONT.)
Do we explore for knowledge?  Or explore for gain?  Are we seeking to make the universe better or do our actions cause others pain?  Some will choose pain while others fight for what's right.  While some will gain a special new insight.

SCENE 2: "Touched by An Alien"

(A couple of space explorers, Captain and Commander, are sitting relaxed among the rocks, looking at their electronic devices taking and recording readings.  A couple of other space explorers, Cadet and Grunt, run behind them yelling/screaming, being chased by strange aliens. Captain and Commander look at each other and shrug.  Aliens run back across with Grunt and Cadet chasing them)

CAPTAIN
Care for some tea, Commander?

COMMANDER
Why yes, Captain.  That would be lovely.

(Captain pours Commander some tea.  Alien runs by and knocks it from the Captain's hand and leaves.  Cadet and Grunt chase alien)

CAPTAIN
How rude.

COMMANDER
I vote for sub-intelligent life forms.

CAPTAIN
Noted.  They do appear to be quite savage.

(Grunt and Cadet bring in one of the aliens they've captured)

CADET
Yee-haw! We got one!  

GRUNT
On your knees, maggot!

(Grunt forces alien on to its knees in front of the Commander and Captain.  Commander waves a device in front of it)

COMMANDER
Scanning... imaging... OH!

CAPTAIN
What is it?

COMMANDER
Special alert from the Inter-galactic shopping network.  That new phase scanner is 50% off this week.

(Explorers gather around Commander.  Alien sneaks off during the following dialog)

CAPTAIN
Buy it!  Buy it!

COMMANDER
I love this new app.  Makes purchasing so much easier.  The deals I'm finding are amazing.

CAPTAIN
Uh... which one of you was watching the alien?

(Cadet and Grunt look at each other.  Grunt punches Cadet)

CADET
Ow!

GRUNT
Get moving!

CADET
I'm an officer.  You're supposed to listen to me.

GRUNT
You're like 12.  How did you get in officer training?

CADET
I was on this colony ship and impressed one of the Space Explorers with my incredible intelligence.

CAPTAIN
And it doesn't hurt that your father is an Admiral.

(Commander laughs)

GRUNT
Move it!

CADET
I'm so reporting you.

(Cadet and Grunt run after alien)

COMMANDER
Commander's vlog... Spacedate Niner-Ought-Ocho-Alpha... 

CAPTAIN
You so have something in your teeth.

COMMANDER
Thanks.

(Commander uses video screen to check teeth)

CAPTAIN
I think you're still recording.  Streaming live.

COMMANDER
Great.

CAPTAIN
Think we can get those aliens to sign the Galaxy Confederation Charter?

COMMANDER
I have ways of making that happen.

CAPTAIN
Promise me you won't chop off one of their hands again.  That was so gross.

COMMANDER
Worked didn't it?  Hand print signature was a sure thing after that.

CAPTAIN
But you got alien goo all over the WeePad.  It still doesn't work right.

COMMANDER
Fine. Do it the hard way.

(Cadet and Grunt drag in an alien. NOTE: This can be the same alien or a different one if you wish to use more actors).

CAPTAIN
Hello, good alien.  Please sit.

(Grunt forces alien down)

CAPTAIN (CONT.)
Care for some tea?

COMMANDER
This is going to take forever.

GRUNT
Want me to do the hand thing?

(Grunt pulls out a huge knife and holds up alien's hand)

COMMANDER
The captain here doesn't like that.

CADET
That's against our Galactic Confederation Code!

(Grunt laughs and puts knife away)

GRUNT
We're a long way from the GCC, Cadet.

(Cadet points proudly to a badge on uniform)

CADET
Where-ever you see this badge, the GCC is the law and I shall...

(Grunt grabs the badge off Cadet's uniform and tosses it away as far as possible)

CADET (CONT.)
Hey!

(Cadet goes after it)

CAPTAIN
So, my friend.  What kind of tea do you like?  I can generate any number of flavors.

GRUNT
Make it extra hot.

CAPTAIN
No torture.  

GRUNT
Commander?

COMMANDER
Listen to the Captain.

GRUNT
I'm so transferring after this mission.

CAPTAIN
So savage.  I know none of this means anything to you, but I simply need your hand print.  It says you agree that your planet and all the resources here will belong to the GCC.  In return, we will give you this shiny, new GCC badge!  Each one is uniquely engraved with an unduplicated number and a holographic image of our supreme leader.

(Captain holds out badge to alien)

CAPTAIN (CONT.)
It's shiny.

(Alien slowly takes and looks at it)

CAPTAIN (CONT.)
Pretty.

(Alien throws it at Captain)

CAPTAIN (CONT.)
My eye!  It hit me in the eye!

(Grunt is laughing.  Commander grabs the alien's hand and sticks its hand print on to the WeePad)

COMMANDER
Done.  Let it go.

GRUNT
No souvenirs?

COMMANDER
Gross.  No.

(Grunt let's go of alien but it doesn't run.  Alien goes up to Captain who is still crumpled over.  It touches the Captain's wound.  Captain flinches.  The alien spits on its own hand and then touches the hand to the Captain's eye)

CAPTAIN
Hey!  Oh... that feels good.

(Alien pulls away and Captain's eye is okay.  Captain looks in amazement)

CAPTAIN (CONT.)
Thank you.

(Alien walks away)  

COMMANDER
That was different.

CAPTAIN
Quite.

COMMANDER
I think your eye is a slightly different color now.

CAPTAIN
I can see better too.

COMMANDER
This requires further study.

CAPTAIN
We'll report to the GCC and get authorized for a return voyage.

COMMANDER
To the shuttle?

CAPTAIN
To the shuttle.

GRUNT
Totally asking for a transfer.  I didn't get to kill anything.

(They exit and a rocket blast is heard.  After a few moments Cadet returns)

CADET
Where did everybody go?

(Cadet wanders around and sits sadly and wraps his arms around himself. ALIEN narrator returns)

ALIEN
All of us are born innocent babies, ready to be shaped.  But others are reborn as a reaction to what we experience in life.  Some of us grow stronger while other shrink in fear.  And in this lowest moment, this is when we forge a new path in our future.

(Cadet jumps up and throws a rock at where the space explorers left from)

CADET
I hate you... I hate you all! 

ALIEN
For some a miracle happens.

(Cadet picks up another rock and it glows in his hand)

CADET
What is this?

ALIEN
A small discovery has a big impact.
(All the aliens start gathering around CADET.  He holds up the glowing rock and they cower.  They start making humming noises and bow before him. CADET starts to smile)

CADET
Yes... yes... bow before me.  Bow before my might and glory.  Worship me!

(The aliens all motion for him to follow and he does)

ALIEN
There are important moments in our lives where we must make a choice.  A choice to be good or a choice to be evil.  If others follow, where will you lead them?  To a better life or to a life that's only better for you?  That's how heroes are made.  They are the ones who devote themselves to others, wanting to change what is wrong and make things right.

END OF SCENE



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