Courtesy of Mr. Wright, we're pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!
by Davern Wright
BOB — Male — 40-50 — A clerk
EMILY — Female — 40-50 — His wife
MARTHA — Female — 14-18 — His older daughter
BELINDA — Female — 12-16 — His younger daughter
PETER — Male — 10-16 — His older son
TIM — Male — 9 — His younger son
SCROOGE — Male — 60s — A miser
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT — Male — 30-50 — A large man
A tiny cottage. MARTHA and BELINDA stand near a POT on a stove, arguing.
Don’t lie to me! Sarah told me you told him I liked him and that was only because you liked him and wanted to get with him —
No, I don’t like him ’cause he’s ugly and he told me he’s not talking to you anymore ’cause he thinks you’re ugly and Anna’s prettier —
(taking up the POT)
You know what, I’m about to dump this all over your stupid lying face, you lying —
Suddenly, BOB bursts through the door, tearing off his coat.
Tell me the gravy’s ready. TELL ME THE GRAVY’S READY!!
Dad, Martha threatened to pour boiling hot liquid all over my —
That’s cause Belinda told Adam at school that I liked —
HOLY! SHIT! Not today, girls!! NOT!!! TODAY!!!
(The girls fall silent.)
Now that gravy better be ready in thirty fucking seconds or you’re both spending next year at a workhouse!
(The girls go back to fixing the gravy. BOB calls into the other room.)
EMILY?!!! EMILY, WHERE ARE YOU?!!!
STOP FUCKING SHOUTING, I’M IN THE WASHROOM!!!
WE HAVE TWO MINUTES, EMILY!!! TWO FUCKING MINUTES!!!
TAKE ’EM AND SHOVE ‘EM UP YOUR ASS!
YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SABOTAGE THIS FOR ME, EMILY!!! NOT THIS TIME!!! NOW PINCH IT OFF AND GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE!!!
Hey, Pop —
Tim, where the fuck is your crutch?!
It’s, it’s in the corner —
(running to get the CRUTCH)
WHAT DID I TELL YOU?! Do I have to NAIL that thing to your armpit?? Jesus FUCK, you’re not even practicing the limp!
(taking the CRUTCH, putting it on)
I practiced this morning, Dad...
THIS MORNING isn’t good enough! I need you GIMPED UP 24/7!!! You’re the fucking emotional centerpiece to the entire fucking enterprise!
It just strikes me as a bit... dishonest, Pop...
What did you say?
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