Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 1996

Jack and Jill take this opportunity to review their tumbling life ... a light, philosophical experience!

Price includes 2 scripts.


8 - 10 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 1 Female, 1 Male

Product Id: #206

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An excerpt …

(The job is a bore.)

JILL: Let’s talk about our relationship, Jack. I mean, we’re getting into a rut. We go up the hill, we fetch a pail of water, we fall down, you break your crown and I come tumbling after. Are you starting to sense a pattern in all this?

JACK: Don’t be silly, Jill. That’s our job! Sure, there’s always a little monotony in life. We can’t all go killing giants or stealing golden geese. Look, there are millions of people in this world who’d love to have a job like ours. Don’t look at me that way. I’m serious.

(It used to be …)

JILL: And King Jack would say, “I wish eternal happiness for all my people!” And we’d listen for your subjects to cheer. I’d be all the subjects ...”Yea, Jack! Let’s hear it for King Jack!”  And you’d smile at us, Jack. King Jack would smile down because we were happy and we loved our King. (pause a beat) Today ... today we just walked up the hill. That’s all ... just walked up the hill ... like it was a ... a job or something.

JACK: It is a job. It’s a good job.

JILL: Because we’ve made it that way, Jack. It’s the same hill.  Can’t we just for once run up the hill again like little kids?  Be a King again, Jack! Please! For me ... for you!

JACK: (smiles, then checks his watch) It’s getting late.

JILL: (turning away) ... that’s what I’m trying to tell you.

(A little philosophy about relationships.)

JILL: You know what, Jack? You can still be amazingly stupid.

JACK: (smiles) You’re right.

JILL: And cowardly.

JACK: Yep.

JILL: And lovable.

JACK: Bingo.

(they simply sit a moment, thinking about where they’ve come)

JILL: (looking up to the hill) You know, I think the hill just got shorter.

JACK: (looking up, entertaining the possibility) You think so?


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