So here's a play I wrote for a contest.

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So here's a play I wrote for a contest.

Post by Twewy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:31 pm

It's pretty swell.

Title: The Explosive Personalities


Setting: Happy Dappy Toy Company and Average County Court House, Normaltown, Wyoming



Characters:

1) Cecil Stevens: A calm, collected twenty year old man who loses his coolness when the center of attention. Is blamed for a majority of things.


2) Wolfgang von Sissy Faust: A twenty one year old "man" who is easily scared, but wants to be the leader of the three men. Blames Cecil for a majority of things.

3) Ivan Feals: A twenty year old man who is very quiet, and likes turtles. Is very touchy about his personal items being used as evidence.

4) Judge Jimford Steamson: An easily aggrivated judge who has little to zero patientence with the main trio. Apparently likes emotional stories.

5) Prosecutor Dunstan Renswill: The prosecutor and antagonist of the play. Really determined to win this case, "for no other reason than bragging rights". Is a bit of a jerk.


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Re: So here's a play I wrote for a contest.

Post by Twewy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:32 pm

The Explosive Personalities

















































ACT I

Scene I
(Enter CECIL, WOLFGANG, and IVAN)
(The three are sitting down, eating lunch on a stairway outside of the Happy Dappy Toy Company.)

CECIL
Those toys are never gonna sell, man.

WOLFGANG
How would you know, Cecil?! You wouldn’t know a good toy if it was for ages 20 and up!

CECIL
I know something like that isn’t going to sell. What kid would buy a-

IVAN
Umm, guys…Somethin’s ticking.

CECIL
What do you mean? There’s no way-

(An explosion is heard behind them as Wolfgang begins screaming.)
WOLFGANG
What was that?!

IVAN
The sound of progress!
(Police sirens can be heard as Cecil and Wolfgang’s eyes widen, The Trio standing up.)
See?! The police heard it too! Progress!


(The three begin to run. Cecil dropping his sandwich container, Wolfgang dropping a piece of paper, and Ivan loses his shoe.)
(EXIT CECIL, WOLFGANG, AND IVAN.)


ACT I

Scene II


(Enter JUDGE, CECIL, WOLFGANG, IVAN, AND DUNSTAN)
(Wolfgang is slowly standing up nervously, sweating and biting at his nails, Cecil is sitting down, examining his glass of water, The Judge is sitting at his podium, Dunstan is looking through papers, and Ivan is scratching his armpit.)
(Dunstan laughs, setting the papers down.)

DUNSTAN
This’ll be the easiest case ever! These idiots have no way of winning! This case’ll definitely promote my career as a prosecutor! Attorney General Dunstan Renswill…Yes! That’s a beautiful title! I shall have it!

WOLFGANG
Man, we are so doomed! I mean, there’s no way to prove our innocence!

CECIL
(Cecil looks up at Wolfgang, grinning.)
Oh come on, Wolfgang, we got this one in the bag. It’s obvious we’re gonna win. You’re the best damn lawyer in the state!

WOLFGANG
That was my father! And what if we don’t?! We’ll have to live in a cell and eat slob and collect spoons, or worse…The showers!

CECIL
(Cecil raises an eyebrow, getting a disturbed look on his face.)
You think things out too much.

WOLFGANG
I think things out too much for our safety, Cecil! Would you take a shower in jail?! Well?!

CECIL
(Cecil shrugs, picking up his glass of water and drinking from it)
Shower’s a shower.

WOLFGANG
Do you know what they do in those showers?!

CECIL
Shower? Anyways, we’re halfway through the case, I promise you! We’ve said our oaths, told our testimonies, that kinda court stuff.

IVAN
(Ivan points at the Judge’s stand, putting a finger on his lips as to tell Wolfgang and Cecil to be quiet.)
Shhhhh, he’s starting again!


WOLFGANG:
Your Honor, we have come to a conclusion.

(The Judge sighs, rubbing his forehead, looking at Wolfgang.)

JUDGE
And what may that be, Mr. Faust?

(Wolfgang slowly stands up, adjusting his glasses)

WOLFGANG
Your Honor...
(Wolfgang suddenly points directly at Cecil)

WOLFGANG
He did it, he did it, he did it!

(Cecil stumbles back in shock, looking right at Wolfgang)

CECIL
What?!

(The Judge bangs his gavel twice)

JUDGE
Order! I demand order in my courtroom!

CECIL AND WOLFGANG
Apologies, Your Honor...

JUDGE
Misters Stevens and Faust, may I remind you that you are under oath?!

CECIL
Well, no sir...

JUDGE
Then begin behaving like you should in a courtroom! Now...

(The Judge sighs, setting his gavel down and tries to calm himself)

Mr. Renswill, recap the events.


DUSTAN
With pleasure, Your Honor.
(Dunstan clears his throat and taps his papers twice.)
The Trio were blamed for a so called "accidental" explosion that was caused outside the Happy Dappy Toy Company on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

JUDGE
Now, if I remember correctly, we had finished Mr. Faust's take on this case. Mr. Stevens, it is your turn to take the stand.

(Cecil clears his throat, tugs at his collar and stands up, looking around at everything in the courtroom. Cecil moves to the right front stage. He raises his right hand and mimics the action of being sworn in. He then stands there as Mr. Renswill starts to walk back and forth center stage )
CECIL
Well, uh....

JUDGE
"Well, uh..." is not a way to begin your sentence, Mr. Stevens.

CECIL
Sorry, Your Honor.

JUDGE
Now present.

CECIL
Well, there we were, just sittin’ outside of the building, talking about how Wolfgang’s toy pitch was completely stupid, and me and these two were eating our lunches! And then all of all sudden-
(Cecil makes a noise that is supposed to imitate an explosion.)
And then the building blew up behind us! We don't even know what happened!

(Renswill smirks, adjusting his tie. He begins whispering to himself.)


DUNSTAN
This is going to be easy.

JUDGE
Mr. Stevens, things do not randomly explode. There must have been a reason.

CECIL
Your Honor, I don't even know! It just randomly happened, okay?!

JUDGE
Well, since your story has proven nothing, I think I can declare the defendants-

(Ivan stands up, raising his hand.)
IVAN
Your Honor, I'd like to present my testimony now.

JUDGE
Ah, yes, I almost forgot you, Mr. Feals. Very well, present your evidence!

IVAN
Now, it all began on an ordinary day...I was only but a child, not even ten years of age, I had recently bought a pet turtle with my allowance. One day I woke up, and the turtle had ran away. Your Honor, I loved that turtle, so very much...it was my best friend.

(The Judge begins to sniffle and tear up as Dunstan groans, placing his hand over his face.)
DUNSTAN
Objection! This man is but a fool...What does a turtle have to do with an exploding toy factory? And how can a turtle run?! Your Honor, his story is absurd!

JUDGE
Do not interrupt the man’s story, Mr. Renswill. Please continue, Mr. Feals.

IVAN
...And then it ran away not even a day after I had it...

(The Judge lets out a few sobs, blowing his nose into a tissue, his voice breaking out into a whimper.)
JUDGE
Mr. Feals, I’ve seen, heard, and witnessed many things in this courtroom…but that, by far, is probably the saddest yet….

IVAN
Your Honor, will you please give us more time to this case?...Please your honor, for my turtle?

JUDGE
I suppose I could, Mr. Feals. I allow The Trio one more chance of redeeming themselves.

(Ivan happily sits back down, as Wolfgang and Cecil give him dumbfounded looks.)
CECIL
Did that just happen?

JUDGE
Present the evidence!

DUNSTAN
First we have…
(Dunstan pulls up a burnt shoe, giving a confused look.)
A….A burnt shoe?...

(Ivan stands up, giving Dunstan a stern look.)
IVAN
That is my shoe you’re holding, Mr. Renswill.
(Ivan proceeds to walk towards Dunstan, snatches his shoe, and places it back on his foot.)
There! Good as new.
(Ivan sits back down, continuing his stern look towards Dunstan.)

DUNSTAN
Our second piece of evidence is this: a melted sandwich container. Notice how pieces and large chunks are missing, could this ordinary sandwich container have been…
(Dunstan waves the sandwich container in front of The Trio, as he begins to raise his voice.)
A bomb?!

CECIL
Now why and how would I bomb my workplace with a sandwich container?!

DUNSTAN
It’s very simple, Mr. Stevens…peanuts contain nitroglycerin, and when ignited, boom! Your ordinary peanut butter sandwich becomes death on rye…A tasty death, if I may add.

CECIL
It’s obvious they don’t teach common sense in law school.

DUNSTAN
And why’s that, hmm?



(The Judge bangs the gavel again.)

JUDGE
Silence! Cease this bickering and continue with the evidence!

DUNSTAN
Yes! It's this simple newspaper clipping!

JUDGE
Present your evidence, so I may read it.
(Dunstan hands The Judge the newspaper clipping, as the Judge begins to read over it, rubbing his chin in thought. )
Hmm...

(Dunstan stands next to him, cockily grinning at The Trio.)
DUNSTAN
Well, you three, it seems I've won this ti-

JUDGE
Hold on here just a second, Mr. Renswill....

DUNSTAN
Beg your pardon, Your Honor?

JUDGE
Mr. Renswill, have you reviewed this newspaper clipping?

DUNSTAN
Umm...no, Your Honor. I just assumed since it was related to the crime due to being on Mr. Faust’s person at the time…

WOLFGANG
I collect newspaper clippings!

DUNSTAN
Oh…

WOLFGANG
Yes, “oh”!


JUDGE
Ahem..."Explosive containers have been accidentally unleashed among regular non-explosive containers. These containers vary from a simple sandwich container to even a wooden crate..."

DUNSTAN
It was an accident?!

JUDGE
It seems that way, yes.

WOLFGANG
So...we are innocent?!

(The Judge groans as Dunstan faints, hitting the floor with a thud.)
JUDGE
Yes, yes you are… So! I hereby declare Cecil Stevens, Wolfgang von Sissy Faust, and Ivan Feals all innocent!

CECIL
Well that was...different...

IVAN
Got my shoe back.

Wolfgang is breaking down crying, stuttering almost every single word.
WOLFGANG
We...We are innocent! It is a miracle!

JUDGE
Yes, yes...now get out of my courtroom!

(EXIT JUDGE, DUNSTAN, CECIL, WOLFGANG, AND IVAN)

Act I

Scene III
(ENTER CECIL, WOLFGANG, AND IVAN)

(The three are walking across the stage, laughing. Wolfgang is carrying a bag with some sandwich containers in it.)

CECIL
Well boys, that was pretty darn close. We were almost in jail for life!

WOLFGANG
Yeah! We would’ve been without a decent meal, or worse, a decent shower…

WOLFGANG
Please don’t give me these thoughts, Cecil.

IVAN
Guys, I’m hungry…

WOLFGANG
Well, Ivan, it’s a good thing I brought some lunch.
(Everyone stops walking as Wolfgang reaches into the bag, pulling out a sandwich container.)
Who wants sandwiches?

CECIL and IVAN
No!

(Cecil and Wolfgang run off stage, leaving Wolfgang behind.)

(EXIT CECIL AND IVAN)

WOLFGANG
What?

(ENTER DUNSTAN)

(Dunstan stands in the middle of the stage, looking down at the ground.)
DUNSTAN
I can’t believe I lost to those idiots. They couldn’t even present a decent argument! All I did was make a…a fool of myself…


WOLFGANG
Hello there, Mr. Renswill!

(Dunstan turns around, facing Wolfgang. Wolfgang walks to)
DUNSTAN
What is it?!

WOLFGANG
Nothing, just wanted to know if you wanted a sandwich…

DUNSTAN
A sandwich, hmm? Well, fainting from cruel, humiliating defeat does leave me hungry…

WOLFGANG
Well, go on, Mr. Renswill, take it!

(Wolfgang smiles, handing the sandwich container to Dunstan.)

DUNSTAN
Thank you, Mr. Faust.
(Dunstan takes the container from Wolfgang, slowly smiling.)

WOLFGANG
You’re very welcome. Bye!

(Wolfgang smiles, walking off as well.)

(EXIT WOLFGANG)

DUNSTAN
I wonder what’s on this thing. Hmm…
(Dunstan opens the container, examining the sandwich.)
Lettuce, ham, cheese, what appears to be ketchup…
Ah, this’ll do nicely!
(Dunstan sits down and begins to eat the sandwich, hearing a ticking noise.)
DUNSTAN
What is that strange noise? Why, it sounds like-
(An explosion is heard, as Ivan enters and Dunstan runs off.)

(ENTER IVAN, CECIL, WOLFGANG, AND JUDGE)

IVAN
Not again…

CECIL
(Cecil looks at the Judge)
We don’t get trialed for this too, do we?

WOLFGANG
Oh my gosh, Mr. Renswill! I’m so sorry! Please don’t sue! Oh please oh please, don’t sue!

JUDGE
I just give up…

(EXIT CECIL, WOLFGANG, IVAN, DUNSTAN and JUDGE)

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