:-) The Light Drama


Characters

Stage Setting

Empty stage with one large spot light off to the far left of the stage. Pl, P2 and P3 all stand in a line facing the right of the stage and with their sides to the audience. P2 and P3 stand with their arms crossed, looking rebellious and stubborn.

Script

Person 1:
Feels something and turns slowly, carefully and sceptically towards the light.
WOW!!! (Amazed, joyful and excited, Pl turns to P2) Hey, look at this!!
Person 2:
No way. (Shaking his head rebelliously)
Person 1:
No, seriously, turn around and just take a look at this.
Person 2:
No, I like what I'm seeing here.
Person 1:
But that's just darkness!
Person 2:
Yes, but I'm comfortable with it.
Person 1:
But ... this is BEAUTIFUL! (Express deep joy)
Person 2:
What are you? Some kind of fanatic?
Person 1:
You should really turn around, man.
Person 2:
Are you judging me? You're judging me, aren't you?
Person 1:
But this is LIGHT.
Person 2:
I know, I can see the reflection.
Person 1:
This is incredible. Everyone should see this!
Person 2:
Hey, I like what I have here. I accept what you've got - just accept what I've got. Got it? (Angry)
Person 1:
But this is IT! What you've got is NOTHING!
Person 2:
NOTHING? (Shouts this indignantly)
Person 1:
I've got to get closer. (Moves closer and closer, leaving the others)
Person 2:
You arrogant hypocrite ... (Angry) How can he say I've got nothing? Why - I've looked in this direction for over forty years ... FORTY YEARS. (Pauses, thinking) You'd think that after forty years I should have seen SOMETHING! Maybe I should take a look ... but what if it's not what I hope it is? What if I'm disappointed? Maybe just a peek wouldn't hurt. (Turns his head towards the light but then quickly back - scared) ... FORTY YEARS (Puts his hand to his head in a thinking, seeking gesture) But at least this way I can have all this ... (stops abruptly) NOTHING! (Loud) (Turns around to face the light) WOW!!! (Shows amazement and joy) Why did I wait so long?
Person 2:
(Taps Person 3 on the shoulder.) Hey, take a look at this!! (Pointing to the light)
Person 3:
No way! I like what I have here.
Person 1:
Moves closer to the light
ALL FREEZE
This document copyright (c) 1995 by Mathew Pole. Reproduction and/or distribution for non-commercial purposes is permissible providing that the drama is left fully intact. Permission is given to modify the drama for personal use, under the condition that the changes are not redistributed. Please send additions or corrections to Mathew and Paulyn Pole (mathew.paulyn@iname.com)
Last changed: Saturday 12 August 1995