'Wrap Pack' 1-2-3 - two males (Jack and Colin)

Genre: Thriller with double-crossing and adventure, set in Canterbury of today. This is also entertaining and fast moving.

Jack - number three in the company, funny, a flawed hero, early 20s, street-wise, but not as clever and experienced and sophisticated as he thinks he is. He is constantly deflated in his chat-up lines.

Colin - number two in company, good friends with Jack, though rivalry especially over dating women. Colin is a computer geek.

Back story - these are scenes from the first episode of the soap. Jack should be working but is taking leisure time off to date the props girl. He works for a location-finding film company, and they get caught up in the type of plot of the film they are working in pre-production for. This adventure turns out to be about the central prop of the film - the CHALICE OF THE BLACK PRINCE. The Black Prince is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. Jack will later dig into the tomb and discover the real treasure to replace the prop!

The listener has to be entertained by the jokes here - how Jack keeps deflating himself.

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SCENE 1.2.3.

INT: CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL.
FX: FOOTSTEPS.

 

JACK: Colin? Colin? Colin… I got your message.

COLIN: Jack? Wh… where have you been? It's like, four o clock.

JACK: I had some stuff to do first.

COLIN: Another lady no doubt. Look… I've been doing some research.

JACK: And?

COLIN: This, Jack, is the tomb of Prince Edward.

JACK. I never enjoyed History lessons Colin. Have err… have fun with your prince. I'll see you tomorrow.

COLIN: Jack. This is important. We… we have to find this chalice or we hit the doll queue. You understand? Now, I mean, I don't know about you, but I like my job. You want to keep yours!?

JACK: I suppose I could stick around.

COLIN: Now, this here… this is the tomb of the black prince.

JACK: Like in the movie?

COLIN: According to this book…The prince… prince Edward, slayed over 3,000 people, on his own, as he conquered Normandy in the… err… (FLIPS PAGES) fourteenth century.

JACK: Ouch.

COLIN: 3,000 people.

JACK: A brave little boy.

COLIN: Exactly. You see, when he was young he was given a cup… a chalice… from the Catholic church. Now, this… this chalice was believed to have powers…

JACK: That'll explain the slaughter.

COLIN: The cup… supposedly… gives its owner, super-human courage and… as it would seem… ability.

JACK: Supposedly.

FX: JACK SHAKES THE RAILINGS ENCLOSING THE TOMB.

COLIN: (STARTLED) Wha…What are you doing?

JACK: Checking out what Eddie has to hide.

FX: JACK CLIMBS OVER RAILINGS INTO TOMB ENCLOSURE.

COLIN: (WORRIED, HISSED) Jack…. you can't go in there…

JACK: Relax Junior, no one's here, it's… I mean, look around you… it's empty.

COLIN: But Ja…

JACK: Look above you… That shield? Armour? That's some pretty good stuff yeah?

COLIN: Yeah?

JACK: Well, what's to say there's nothing in here? (PUSHES AGAINST TOMB LID)

This guy's got a cup…. (CONTINUES PUSHING )… And I want it.

FX: JACK STRUGGLING TO SLIDE STONE TOMB LID OFF.

COLIN: Jack. I really don't thi… I mean… Jack.

FX: PROGRESSIVE SLIDING

COLIN: I mean… I mean… what… what if someone .....

FX: LOUD NOISE OF TOMB HITTING GROUND

COLIN: Genie-Mac!

JACK: Got it.

PAUSE

COLIN: Jack?... Jack?

JACK: Colin… you've really gotta come see this.

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