'Ouija Board' or 'I vant to be alone'

Acoustics - Boxy and small room

Goal: To discover these two acoustics

Situation: Group playing the ouija board and a 'spirit' speaks. Can be male or female.

Being an Exercise, there is no need for exposition. Take it that the characters and the situation are established.

Cast:

Jodie .................................
Cherry ...............................
Jerrie .................................
Freddie ............................
Narrator/Ghost ....................

Director ............................

Studio Manager ...................

Spot .....................................

Acoustics:

(1) Small room

(2) Boxy for the ghost

Spot:

'Ouija board'
bottle
ghostly effects



Page 1

1. Narrator: Now we go over to the Spooky House for an Ouija Board session. We take up the ghostly get-together when there have been no magic knocks and things that go bump in the night as yet.

2. FX: GHOSTLY MUSIC

3. SX: ESTABLISH AMBIANCE OF THE OUIJA SESSION AND SMALL ROOM. GROUP ARE CONCENTRATING ON THE MOVEMENT OF THE OUIJA BOARD. LETTERS ARE BEING SPELT OUT. USE PARALANGUAGE.

4. JODIE: Uhh, that's 'G'. It's over to you, Cherry.

5. CHERRY: Definitely, umm, the glass says - 'A'

6. JERRIE: Over my side now, - 'R'

7. JODIE: Where's the glass going now? To - Jerrie.

8. SX: GLASS TRAVELS

9. JERRIE: I can't see, this is so slow.

10. FREDDIE: No, it's here, it's a 'B'.

11. CHERRY: So it's 'GARB', what's GARB, Freddie?

12. FREDDIE: Maybe it's Garbo. Greta Garbo. Now we're onto something.

13. JODIE: (imitating) 'I vant to be alone - '

14. CHERRY: It's off again. It's an 'A'.

15. JERRIE: (excitement in all) And a 'G". And - and -

16. CHERRY: Get me another drink.

17. FREDDIE: Shut up. It's on the move again, Cherry.

18. SX: GLASS TRAVELS

Page 2

1. JODIE: It's - it's an 'F', what's GARBAGF?

2. FREDDIE: No. It's an 'E'. What's that?

3. CHERRY: It spells GARBAGE - garbage.

4. JERRIE: Garbage? Sums it up. Garbage in, garbage out.

5. JODIE: You pushed the glass. I bet you did.

6. JERRIE: We'd be better with Trivial Pursuits. It's less trivial.

7. CHERRY: Hold it everybody. Calm down. Remember, we're doing it for fun.

8. JERRIE: The only strange visitors we've had in this flat were those burglars last month.

9. JODIE: Don't mention them. I still can't sleep right.

10. CHERRY: It's OK, Jodie. We're together, aren't we?

11. FREDDIE: It's on the move again.

12. SX: GLASS MOVING

13. JERRIE: I'm not touching anything, - look, I'm not even near the table.

14. SX: GLASS BANGING ON TABLE THREE TIMES

15. CHERRY: Is that a yes or a no? (giggling)

16. SX MORE BANGING

17. JODIE: I can't stand this. It's like the burglars again.

18. GHOST: I vant to be alone (IN ACOUSTIC)

Page 3

1. FREDDIE: You vant to be what?

2. GHOST: I vant to be alone

3. SX: BANGING

4. JODIE: You can leave us alone. Look under the table, Cherry.

5. CHERRY: Nothing. It's very 'Ghostly, madly, deeply'. I'll check outside.

6. SX: BANGING

7. GHOST: I vant to be alone.

8. JODIE: That's it. I'm off out of this.

9. FREDDIE: So am I.

10. SX: DOOR SLAM

11. JERRIE: Hey gang, come back - (OFF TOO)

12. GHOST: Now I am alone. (GHOSTLY LAUGHTER)

13. FX: (FINAL GHOSTLY MUSIC)

(FADE)

(END)

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