A VERY MELLOW DRAMA
4 Characters - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2013
An old fashioned melodrama with an unusual ending proving there is no such thing as overacting. The director has cast a villain, a hero and a poor helpless girl but he has problems when the actors can't stick to the script.The number and gender of characters can be changed to accommodate available participants. Price is for a master script. Make as many copies as is required for your ensemble.
Duration7 - 10 minutes
- 1 Female, 3 Males
Product Id: #847
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An excerpt …
(What is a melodrama?)
MARK: (entering with the others) Okay everybody, let’s shoot this thing. Are we ready?
CINDY: I still don’t understand this script.
MARK: It’s melodrama, Cindy … old time theatre. You know … a villain, a hero, a poor helpless girl.
CINDY: I’m not helpless.
MARK: It doesn’t matter. You’re an actress. It’s melodrama!
(The villain enters.)
LEROY: (entering, sneering) Nyah, nyah, nyah! Aha! Poor helpless Nell is left alone! (to Nell) You must pay the rent!
CINDY: Oh, I cannot pay the rent!
LEROY: You must pay the rent!
CINDY: I cannot pay the rent! (aside) Of course I can pay the rent. I have a debit card.
MARK: Cut! Stick to the script! Action!
(The hero arrives.)
CINDY: Oh! My hero! You have come to save me! (aside) I can’t believe I’m saying this. I can whip both of these guys.
MARK: Just say the lines!
LEROY: I’ll come back tomorrow! You’d better have the money! (He exits.)
HARRY: Never fear, Little Nell. Theodore Trueblood will save you.
HARRY: The script doesn’t say.
MARK: Stop that!
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