Humorous, by Ken Bradbury, 2000
It seems that there is a waiting room before entering heaven. Three people await.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.
Duration8 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females, 2 Males
- 4 Females
- 3 Females, 1 Male
- 4 Males
- 1 Female, 3 Males
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An excerpt …
(three women are entering heaven. It seems there is a registration desk.)
WOMAN ONE: I mean, this is all new, you know.
CELESTE: Don't worry. It's quite simple really.
WOMAN THREE: (running in) Excuse me, is this ...?
WOMAN ONE & WOMAN TWO: Have a seat.
WOMAN THREE: (sits) Sorry.
CELESTE: (finishes writing something, then) Now. Who was first?
(the three look at each other)
WOMAN ONE: (finally, standing) I guess that would be me.
CELESTE: Then you'll be last. Have a seat.
WOMAN ONE: Oh. (sits)
(while Celeste is trying to get them registered, the women keep talking with each other)
CELESTE: You came here directly?
WOMAN THREE: I think I did. I mean, there was no stopover or anything.
CELESTE: (writing) Protestant.
WOMAN TWO: (a beat, then to Woman Three) You came direct? No waiting? How'd you
CELESTE: (glancing at Woman Two, then writing) Catholic.
WOMAN ONE: I'm not sure how I got here.
CELESTE: (writing) Universalist.
WOMAN ONE: In fact, I'm not even sure where I am.
CELESTE: (scratching out what she's written and writing again) Agnostic.
(the registration process is surprisingly simple)
WOMAN THREE: You're finished with me? (standing) I mean, don't I have to ... I don't
know ... sign something ... put down a deposit?
CELESTE: Please have a seat. Your bill is paid. (Woman Three sits)
WOMAN THREE: (rising again) But isn't there some sort of test or ...
CELESTE: I'm afraid you've heard too many barroom jokes. Now please ...
WOMAN THREE: (as she sits) ... have a seat.
CELESTE: Thank you.
WOMAN TWO: (stands) Look ... (notices that she's standing and that Celeste is staring,
She sits) I noticed as I came in ...
WOMAN TWO: Well, there were some people I was expecting to see. (Celeste simply looks
At her) I mean, they weren't here.
CELESTE: Many are called and few are chosen.
WOMAN ONE: Sort of like the Marines?
CELESTE: (a short stare, then) No.
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