ACTING UP

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2002

An over-zealous actor tries to get a job — any job — from an agent.

Price includes 2 scripts.

Duration

8 - 10 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 2 Females
  • 1 Female, 1 Male
  • 2 Males

Product Id: #253

Price
$12.00
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An excerpt …

(The actor is a bit desperate.)

SADIE: Please! Gimme a break! Just this one break and I won’t bother you again. Ever!

MAGGIE: Look honey, we’ve been through this before. I just don’t have any work for you. It’s a tough economy right now. Everybody’s cutting back on their advertising.

SADIE: But I’m good! I’m really good! Just give me a chance!

MAGGIE: They’re all good, believe me. Look kid, I’ve got a one o’clock appointment. (beginning to exit) Just leave your number with my secretary.

SADIE: (jumping in front of the door, blocking Maggie’s exit, shouting dramatically) The dragon must die!

MAGGIE: Huh?

SADIE: Oh thou most wretched of beasts! Doest thou not know that even now my sword lies claim to thy ugly heart!

MAGGIE: What sword? Are you crazy?

(Heavy drama doesn’t work so the actor tries a commercial.)

SADIE: (jumping into an imaginary car) “The open road! The wind in your hair! The power at your fingertips! Drive the new 2003 Lincoln Mercedes Toyota! You’ll never drive that same old road again! (Sadie looks hopefully at Maggie who simply stares a moment)

MAGGIE: (finally) Get out of the car.

SADIE: What?

MAGGIE: Get out of the car. It’s not a car commercial.

SADIE: (begins to get out, then) Can I leave it parked here?

MAGGIE: Get out!

(OK. Maybe a commercial.)

MAGGIE: (angrily) THEN … you step out of the front door with a bowl of Frisky-Wiskies …

SADIE: I don’t like the name.

MAGGIE: Too bad. They’re paying the bill. You step out and say, “Here boy!” The dog looks at you, he looks at the girl dog, then he comes running to the dog food while a voiceover says, “Sometimes you just gotta decide.”

SADIE: That’s it?

MAGGIE: That’s it.

 SADIE: I say “Here boy?” and that’s it?

MAGGIE: That’s plenty. The dog does the rest.

SADIE: So how do I say it.

MAGGIE: You say it like you’ve got a stupid bowl of dog food in your hands! Whatta ya mean, “How do I say it?”! This is not the Gettysburg Address!

SADIE: I need motivation.

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