Comedy - Duet, by Robert L. Crowe, 2017
A young actor auditions for a play but the playwright doesn’t believe in working from a script. The result is a bit of confusion and a whole lot of fun.
Price includes 2 scripts.
Duration7 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females
- 1 Female, 1 Male
- 2 Males
Product Id: #336
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An excerpt …
TAWNYA: (steps forward, nervous) I’m next.
RODOLFO: Name, please.
TAWNYA: Tawnya. That’s my first name. My last name is …
RODOLFO: Never mind. We don’t need the last name unless you get a call back.
RODOLFO: My name is Rodolfo. I’m the …
RODOLFO: Rodolfo. My name is Rodolfo. I’m the director of the new play. Have you tried-out previously?
TAWNYA: Not for this play.
RODOLFO: (obvious sigh) I know you haven’t tried out for this show. Have you been to other tryouts?
TAWNYA: Oh, yes. I’m a try-outer. (pause) Tryer-out …er. I have a scene prepared. It’s from Joan of Arc. Should I start?
RODOLFO: No. I already know how it ends. This tryout is a little different. Are you familiar with this show we’re casting?
RODOLFO: It’s a semi-scripted show.
RODOLFO: You know what that means?
RODOLFO: The show is being billed as an improvisational evening. You know what that means?
TAWNYA: Sure. You make-up things as you go along.
RODOLFO: Right. So the script is just a loose structure and the actors fill in the dialogue. The play could be different every night. Probably will be. We want some fresh faces in the cast. That’s why we issued a cattle call.
TAWNYA: Cattle call?
RODOLFO: Open casting. Anyone can walk-in and tryout. That’s how you got in. Right?
TAWNYA: That’s right. (smiles) Mooo.
RODOLFO: (pauses, doesn’t smile) OK. The tryout is in three sections. Let’s start with number one.
TAWNYA: You’re very well organized.
RODOLFO: Sure. The first section is Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I’ll give you a line to start the scene and then we make-up the dialogue. Ready?
TAWNYA: I think so.
RODOLFO: Here we go. I’m Romeo beneath the balcony of Juliet.
TAWNYA: Ok. Wait a second. (She stands on chair.) There.
RODOLFO: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
TAWNYA: Wait! er … Wait-eth! It is early. Do you have to depart already? Can’t you stay … eth?
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